WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Convicted serial killer Lewis Lent was responsible for the disappearance and murder of 16 year-old Jamie Lusher , Hampden County DA Mark Mastroianni says.
The DA made the announcement during a news conference in Westfield on Monday morning regarding the more than 20 year-old case.
He said that Lent confessed to killing the teen, who vanished on November 6, 1992. He also provided details about the killing.
Lusher was headed to his grandmother's house in Blandford, on his bicycle. The only sign that has turned up since that day is the teen's bike, which was later found in the woods.
Crews will now search for Lusher's body in Greenwater Pond in Becket, starting Tuesday.
During the news conference, his sister, Jennifer Novak, tearfully told reporters that her brother is always on her mind, and that she is amazed by what police have been able to do in the case.
"Everybody that knows me knows that I talk about this. I think about this every day," she said.
Watch the video at 0:26 to hear what Jennifer had to say about what her brother was like.
Mastroianni said that if Lent confessed, he would not be prosecuted in Hampden County. He is already serving a life sentence without parole for other murders. The former North Adams resident also confessed to the 1990 murder of Jimmy Bernardo of Pittsfield and Sara Anne Wood of upstate New York, and had been a suspect in other killings.