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New Details Announced in 1992 Agawam, Mass. Murder Case

Photos have been released in the case of Lisa Ziegert, an Agawam middle school teacher's aide who was abducted and killed back in April 1992

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    Composite images of the person believed to be the suspect in the murder of an Agawam, Massachusetts woman in 1992 have been released by the Hampden County District Attorney. (Published Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016)

    The Hampden County District Attorney in Massachusetts says DNA analysis has provided investigators with composite images of the person believed to be the suspect in the murder of an Agawam woman in 1992.

    Photos have been released in the case of Lisa Ziegert, an Agawam middle school teacher's aide who was abducted and killed back in April 1992.

    The photos come from Parabon NanoLabs, who use technology and DNA to predict what the suspect looked like.

    A Snapshot composite of the person believed to be the suspect in Lisa Ziegert's murder.
    Photo credit: Hampden County District Attorney's Office

    Authorities aren't sure how old the killer was at the time of the murder, but think the pictures show an accurate description.

    "It allows us to put a face on a crime that has been unsolved for 24 years," said District Attorney Anthony Gulluni.

    Ziegert was working her night job at a card shop in Agawam when she was abducted on April 15, 1992.

    The clerk who worked at the store the following morning found her car parked where it was the night before; the store's lights were on and the doors were open.

    "People still talk about it," said Agawam resident, Toni Lambert. "They still wonder."

    Money was left in the cash register and Ziegert's purse remained in the store.

    Ziegert's body was found in a wooded area four days after her disappearance.

    Ziegert's mother, Dee, says the new evidence is justice for her daughter.

    "We always hope for that," Dee Ziegert said. "You know that we could finally say to her Lis, 'We got him. It's all good.'"

    Gulluni could not say if the sketch matches up with previous persons of interest or if it rules anyone out. Right now, investigators are asking for public to look at the photos carefully and if anyone has any information, to call the Hamden District Attorney at 413-333-9148.

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