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Convicted killer admits where he dumped missing boys body 21 years ago
WESTFIELD, Mass. -- A man who is already serving life in prison without the possibility of parole for killing a 12-year-old Pittsfield boy has admitted to another murder.
The Hampton County District Attorney's Office said serial killer Lewis Lent told investigators where they can find the body of 16-year-old Jamie Lusher who disappeared while riding his bike 21 years ago near his grandmothers house in Westfield, Massachusetts.
Lent said he dumped the boys body in Green Water Pond which is located in Beckett, Berkshire County, Massachusetts.
Local investigators said they spoke with Lent about the abduction and murder of Lusher more than 15 times since his disappearance.
Lent will not be prosecuted if the information he has provided to police leads to Lusher's body.
Lent also admitted to abducting and killing 12-year-old Sara Anne Wood of Herkimer County, back in 1993. She was riding her bike home from church near her home in Frankfort when she vanished. Although he told investigators he left Wood's body in Raquette Lake her remains have never been found.
Lent received his life sentence for the killing of 12-year-old Jimmy Bernardo. Lent, who worked as a janitor at a movie theater in Massachusetts in 1990, said he met the boy at his job and forced him at knifepoint back to his apartment. Lent assaulted him and killed him by hanging.