Real Name: Lisa Ziegert
Nicknames: No known nicknames
Location: Agawam, Massachusetts
Date: April 15, 1992
Details: Lisa Ziegert was a beloved teacher in Agawam, Massachusetts who taught special needs students at a local middle school. She disappeared from the gift shop she worked at on April 15, 1992, after talking with her sister there. The next morning, a coworker found the shop unattended and called the police. They found signs of a struggle and blood in the back storage room, and a search soon began. On Easter, her body was found in a wooded area on the edge of town. She had been sexually assaulted and stabbed to death. Since she was so well loved, nobody could understand why she was murdered. Thousands stood in the pouring rain at her wake to mourn her death. Authorities soon received three tips in the case. One came from a woman who was at the shop at 8:20pm and found nothing unusual. The second was from a second woman who came at 9pm and found the shop open but appearing empty (when in fact, Lisa and her killer(s) were in the back room). The final tip involved a third woman who had seen a car with a man and woman struggling in the back seat around 9:15pm. To this day, Lisa's murder remains unsolved.
Suspects: The car described by the third woman was a late model, full sized Bronco or Blazer, and was either dark red or dark blue. It has never been found.
Extra Notes: This case first aired on the October 27, 1993 episode.
Results: Unsolved. As recently as December 2015, the investigation on the case is ongoing. The show "Crime Watch Daily" recently profiled Lisa's case, and there is hope that new DNA testing can lead to renewed tips for investigators. DNA found at the crime scene has been sent to a DNA forensic analysis service as of December 2015.
- New England Unsolved - Lisa Zeigert
- Lisa Ziegert on Unsolved.com
- Lisa Ziegert at Find a Grave
- 2013 Article on the Case (MassLive.com)
- 2014 Article on the Case (NECN)
- 2015 Article on the Case (Western Mass News)
- Image of suspect in school aide's 1992 slaying generated from his DNA
- DNA evidence may solve the murder of Lisa Ziegert