Jan. 20, 1994
Searching for pieces in the Lent puzzle; Task force seeks links to unsolved killings
In the basement of the Pittsfield police station, a bank of phones lit up yesterday as detectives fielded leads that have poured in at the rate of more than 35 a day since the arrest of Lewis S. Lent Jr., suspected of being a serial child killer. Any solid information was then placed in a wire basket marked “pending leads,” which would be followed up by detectives. In a larger room, FBI and State Police crime analysts sat in front of six computer screens logging the key evidence gathered on Lent so far.