BECKET, Mass. (WWLP) - The head of the Massachusetts State Police says that they are not confident they'll find the remains of 1992 murder victim Jamie Lusher at a Berkshire County pond.
During a news conference at Greenwater Pond in Becket on Thursday morning, Col. Timothy Alben said that they have not found anything they can tie to the 16 year-old, after searching for the last three days.
The Westfield teen disappeared while riding his bike in November of 1992.
State police from Massachusetts and New York have been searching the pond since Tuesday, a day after the announcement that convicted serial killer Lewis Lent admitted to Lusher's murder.
Hampden County DA Mark Mastroianni says that Lent told them he had disposed of the teen's body at the pond, which is bordered on either side by the Massachusetts Turnpike and Route 20.
During Thursday morning's news conference, Alben said that they will continue their search through the day on Thursday, and then dive teams will return to the pond periodically as their schedule allows.
Greenwater Pond is a popular place with fishermen, and Alben told 22News I-Team reporter Ryan Walsh that it is possible that over the many years Lusher has been missing, a fisherman may have found shoes or pieces of clothing from the victim; yet had no reason to think anything of it. He said that if anyone recalls finding such items in the pond, they should contact State Police.
Lent is not expected to be prosecuted for Lusher's murder. He is already serving a life sentence in prison after being found guilty of killing two other children, Jimmy Bernardo of Pittsfield, and Sara Anne Wood of upstate New York.