Lisa Marie Kroll Wingo
Lisa Marie Wingo was just 24 years old when she became a homicide victim in January 1989. Lisa was an active, young mother of a one-year-old daughter. She enjoyed music and dancing and frequented local establishments that provided this entertainment. Ms. Wingo was last seen alive at her Phoenix residence the morning of January 9, 1989 and later reported missing to the Phoenix PD. Her body was found north of Lake Pleasant in Yavapai County on January 14, 1989. Death was by strangulation and prior to being discovered, possibly deceased for 3-4 days.
At the time of Lisa’s disappearance, she was employed by Shanty’s Fish & Chips at Glendale and 55th Avenues. Ms. Wingo generally walked to the 27th Avenue bus, switched to the westbound bus at Glendale Avenue and continued on to her work. On January 9, according to bus drivers, Lisa did not ride either bus. Lisa was not opposed to catching a ride with someone, friend or stranger. With her openness and outgoing personality, there is no way of knowing whether she knew her assailant.
Investigators believe Lisa Wingo was taken against her will from the area of 2700 West Augusta in Phoenix and left at the Lake Pleasant area. On the evening prior to her disappearance, Lisa told a friend she felt like she was ‘being watched’.
Some traceable evidence was found at the crime scene and investigators have interviewed and cleared several individuals. Lisa’s perpetrator(s) is still out there.
This Agency is seeking public assistance and information that may aid in an apprehension. Anyone having any information whatsoever is urged to contact Yavapai Silent Witness at 800-932-3232. Remember, all calls to Yavapai Silent Witness are anonymous. You never have to give your name.