UPDATE Dec. 14, 2017: Gary Schara was indicted last week by a grand jury on charges including murder, aggravated rape, and kidnapping, WGGB-TV reports.

Thursday, Schara was arraigned in Hampden County Superior Court on that indictment. A not guilty plea was entered and he was ordered held without bail, WGGB-TV reports.


UPDATE Sept. 18, 2017: Gary E. Schara of West Springfield, Massachusetts has been charged with murder, aggravated rape and kidnapping in connection with the 1992 slaying of Lisa Ziegert in Agawam, Mass., WTIC-TV reports.


UPDATE Sept. 28, 2016: Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni provided a composite sketch of a suspect sought in the 1992 disappearance of Lisa Ziegert produced by Parabon NanoLabs, a DNA technology company located in Virginia that specializes in DNA Phenotyping.

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PDF: Zeigert, Lisa Suspect Snapshot

If anyone has any information regarding this case, please call the Hampden District Attorney’s Ziegert Tip-line at (413) 333-9148 or the Agawam Police Department at (413) 786-4768 or anonymously by using Text-A-Tip by texting the word C-R-I-M-E-S (274637) and beginning your tip with the word SOLVE.


Lisa Ziegert's family is haunted by the mystery of what happened to her after she vanished without a trace.

Special-education teacher Lisa Ziegert tells her family she feels like she's being watched. Then, days later, she's gone without a trace.

Ziegert's family is still haunted by the mystery of what happened to their beloved daughter and sister in 1992. They are hoping someone watching can help crack this cold case.

There is new hope for the Ziegert family: DNA material found at the scene is being analyzed so law enforcement can build a profile of a suspect.

Officers still think there are vital clues that have not been reported and they're asking the public's help for any information about events surrounding Lisa's death.

If you know anything about this case, submit a tip or call our toll-free tip line at (844) 800-CRIME.

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