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Serial killer confesses to ’92 slaying of Westfield boy

Pond in Becket to be searched for remains

WESTFIELD — More than 20 years after James "Jamie” Lusher disappeared from Westfield, child serial killer Lewis S. Lent Jr. has confessed to abducting the 16-year-old, killing him, and then dumping his body into Greenwater Pond in Becket, officials said Monday.

“To this day, when I see a kid, a 16-year-old kid on a bike with black hair, I will instinctively look,’’ the victim’s father, James Lusher, said Monday. “My closure is finding my son, his body.”

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