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DA discusses new search for girl slain in '93

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HERKIMER, N.Y. - After a NEWS10 story aired featuring communication with 12-year-old Sara Anne Wood's killer, Lewis Lent, authorities say they're discussing the possibility of resuming the search for her body.

Herkimer County District Attorney Jeffrey Carpenter tells the Observer-Dispatch of Utica that his office and state police investigators have rekindled their discussions on tips that might one day lead to Sara Anne Wood's body. Wood, a 12-year-old central New York girl, was abducted and killed nearly 20 years ago by Lewis Lent.
   
Sara was walking her bike home in the Mohawk Valley town of Litchfield in August 1993 when she was abducted. Lent pleaded guilty three years later to killing the girl and later told authorities he buried her in the Adirondacks.
    
More than a dozen searches over the years have failed to find her.

Lent, of North Adams, Mass., has been communicating via letter prison with NEWS10's Christine O'Donnell regarding a special report she did on the cold case murder of Kathy Kolodziej, found stabbed to death just miles away from the SUNY Cobleskill Campus in 1974. Lent was once considered a suspect in her murder.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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