SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – The family of an Agawam woman killed 20 years ago is confident their daughter’s killer will soon be caught.
Hampden County District Attorney Mark Mastroianni says his team is activly investigating the decades long unsolved murder of Lisa Ziegert.
“It gives us increased hope. We have never given up on the idea that this can be solved. We know it can be solved,” said Diane Ziegert, mom.
Mastroianni says Friday that his office has seen more activity in tips and leads in the case, thanks in part to new forensic technology. He adds that new evidence has emerged as a result of new interviews and that his office intends to review that evidence.
“We have developed individuals that we are talking to who we are seeking to take samples from to test against results we already have in the case,” said Mastroianni.
Ziegert was kidnapped from a gift shop in Agawam back on April 15, 1992. Investigators found her body four days later, and determined that she was raped and died from a stab wound to her neck.
Mastroianni notes that the case was never closed, and that his office always welcomes new information that may be relevant to the case.
Last year marked 20 years since Ziegert’s death and her family has held out hope for two decades that her case would be solved.
“The moments we had are precious and forever held in our minds and our hearts,” said Diane Ziegert.