Missing person cold case breakthrough

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 3:23pm

Serial killer confesses to murder in missing person case from 1992, victim was 16 years old.

We've concluded that Lewis Lent is responsible.

It is a major break in the disappearance of 16-year-old Jamie Lusher of Westfield who's been missing since November 6, 1992.

Hampden Co. District Attorney Mark Mastroianni says convicted serial killer Lewis Lent of Berkshire County confessed to the crime.

He has confessed to what he did with Jamie, and to the murder of Jamie, and 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.

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.

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.

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, Llusher's mother was not at the announcement, she died two years ago.

His father says he still won't be able to rest until his son's remains are found.

Unless you have physical evidence, there's always that tiny tiny chance that this guy is lying and that for me is what I want to know, that's my closure.

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