WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Major developments in a 21-year-old missing person case. A serial killer has apparently confessed to killing Westfield teenager, Jamie Lusher.
According to investigators, serial killer Lewis Lent admitted to the crime and said they can find Lusher's remains in Becket, Mass.
"We've concluded that Lewis Lent is responsible," said Hampden County District Attorney Mark Mastroianni.
It is a major break in the disappearance of 16-year-old Jamie Lusher of Westfield who's been missing since November 6, 1992.
Mastroianni says convicted serial killer Lewis Lent of Berkshire County confessed to the crime. "He has confessed to what he did to Jamie, the murder of Jamie, he also gave investigators a significant amount of detail."
The developments in the case finally give the family a chance at closure. "Anybody who knows me knows I talk about this and think about it everyday," said Jennifer Nowak, Lusher's sister.
Lusher's older sister Jennifer, father James and other loved ones gathered for the announcement after 21 years of searching and wondering what happened to Jamie.
"My brother Jamie was a unique individual. He was kind of like a little spark, that if you didn't catch it right, you missed something awesome," Nowak said.
Lusher was last seen riding his bike in Westfield.
"He loved to get dirty, anything that involved getting dirty, dirt bikes, mud bog monster trucks, he loved to ride his bike all over," Nowak added.
Mastroianni agreed not to prosecute Lent if he provided information that leads to Lusher's remains. Lent is already serving a life sentence for murder.
Sadly, Lusher's mother wasn't at the announcement. She died two years ago. His father says he still won't be able to rest until his sons remains are found.
"Unless you have physical evidence, there's always that tiny chance that this guy is lying and that for me is what I want to know, that's my closure," James Lusher said.
Investigators now think Lusher's remains are in Greenwater Pond in Becket. They'll start Tuesday and continue searching for the next few days.