Posts Tagged ‘Massachuetts Cold Case’

chartier-judithJudith Ann Chartier was 17 when she vanished in Billerica, Massachusetts. on June 5, 1982 along with her vehicle, a 1970’s Black Dodge Dart Swinger.

Earlier that night she had attended a party with her then boyfriend. Sometime during the party she had an argument with him and dropped him off at his home before returning back to the party and leaving alone at approximately 2AM. She never made it to her home in Chelmsford, MA.

The town of Chelmsford is approximately 4 miles from the city of Lowell, and is located on Interstate 495 of the Boston metro outer beltway.

Chartier was employed at a fast food restaurant in Chelmsford at the time and those closest to the missing teen alleged she was being harassed by a male co-worker. In fact, it is believed she was afraid of this individual however, he was never entered in as a suspect.

According to Most Wanted Hoes the United States Secret Service notified Chelmsford Police Department that the infamous counterfeiter and sexual sadist, James Mitchell DeBardeleben had been in the town the day prior to Judith Chartier’s disappearance. DeBardeleben is alleged to have murdered several brunette women over an eighteen-year span. Arrested on May 25, 1983, in Knoxville, Tennessee, Secret Service Agents searched DeBardeleben’s 1971 Chrysler seizing evidence including a receipt from a motel in Chelmsford dated June 4, 1982.

DeBardeleben denies having ever met Judith Chartier. Nonetheless, DeBardeleben was in the area the day before Judith’s disappearance and she fit his victim profile. DeBardeleben may have first spotted Judith at the fast food restaurant where she worked. Furthermore, DeBardeleben somewhat varied his motive of operation, he could have stalked Judith, then while impersonating a police officer abducted her. However, DeBardeleben as to date is not known to move or hide his victims. So, if DeBardeleben had abducted and murdered Judith Chartier, her remains, or at least her vehicle should have been discovered by now. Unfortunately, neither Judith nor her Dodge Swinger has been found, and that is because both are hidden. Therefore, the possibility exists that DeBardeleben was not involved in Judith Chartier disappearance.

If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Judith Ann Chartier please contact the Chelmsford Police Department in Chelmsford, Massachusetts at 978-256-2521.

Two Decades Later Brutal Homicide of Popular Teacher’s Aide Still Unsolved

In the town of Agawam and the areas that surround it in Massachusetts and Connecticut, people still talk quietly about the brutal killing of Lisa Ziegert. She was a well liked teacher’s aide that worked in the town’s middle school with special need children. She also had a part time job at the Brittany’s Card and Gift Shoppe in town. April 15, 1992, was the last time anyone saw the popular 24 year old. The next day, the owner of the gift shop noticed that the door to the store was unlocked. Lisa, was nowhere to be found. Sadly, four days later on Easter Sunday, April 19, 1992, She was found deceased by a man walking his dog. She had been stabbed and sexually assaulted and was partially clothed. Her body was found in an area hundred of feet deep in the woods that was off of a dirt road that connected to Route 75 in town. Law Enforcement believe that she was abducted from the store between the times of 8:20 and 9:10 pm. At one time a $100,000 reward was offered by the state of Massachusetts for anyone with information that would lead them to the conviction of any individual(s) responsible for Ziegert’s death. Many people have speculated as to who may have killed Lisa Ziegert. There are postings on the internet that allege that a possible killer may be protected by certain people. Some believe she may have known her killer. There are others that say that it may have been a former Massachusetts resident awaiting trial for a brutal murder in Florida. If you have any information about this case please call the Massachusetts State Police at 413-747-4809.