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MA State Police confirm the search continues for teen missing since 1992

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BECKET, MA (WSHM) -

Massachusetts State Police held a press conference Thursday morning to give an update on the search for the remains of Jamie Lusher, the Westfield teen that disappeared in 1992.

The superintendent of Massachusetts State Police, Colonel Timothy P. Alben, made the announcement at the site of the search as it enters into its third day.

According to Alben, police have still not recovered the remains of Lusher.

Alben says the searching area is the size of a football field by hand with water temperatures at 44 degrees. 

He says they may expand the search while also including different equipment that will be more effective.

According to Alben around 24 State Police Officers including 15 from New York have been out searching each day.

Authorities announced Monday that convicted killer Lewis Lent confessed to abducting and murdering the teen. Lent then provided information to officials that Lusher's remains are located in the Greenwater Pond in Becket.

State police alongside New York State Police began searching the Becket pond where Lusher's remains were thought to be Tuesday. The search began in an area off the shoulder of the road eastbound on Route 20, which was the suggested location of Lusher's remains.

Lusher was last seen on Nov. 6, 1992 riding his bike towards his grandmother's house in Blandford.

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