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Tree Honoring Lisa Ziegert Replaced after October Snowstorm

AGAWAM, Massachusetts (WGGB) — The spirit of an Agawam woman lives on, 20 years after she was murdered. Not long after her death on April 15th 1992, a tree was planted outside the Rebecca Doering School in Agawam, where Lisa was a teacher. That tree grew and thrived for 19 years, before it was destroyed during last October’s snowstorm.

Thursday, Lisa’s family and friends gathered for the dedication of a new tree. Lisa’s mother Dee says she was upset when the tree was lost. She adds, “A living thing is a sign of life. It’s a sign of her spirit, being here at the middle school where she taught, and was with her kids. So we’re really very, very happy and to have it done this week, near her 20th anniversary, makes it very special.”

Lisa Ziegert was 24 when she was kidnapped from the gift shop in Agawam where she worked on April 15th, 1992. Her body was found four days later. She had been raped and died from a stab wound to her neck. Her killer remains on the loose.


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  • momma

    This is an open case. They don’t close murder cases unless there is an arrest and conviction. Unfortunately with no new or active information or evidence it is dormant. Prayers to lisa’s family.