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Final day of search for teen's remains ends with no results


BECKET, Mass. - Thursday was the third and final day that Massachusetts State Police teams will search for the remains of 16-year-old James "Jamie" Lusher in Becket, Mass. Unfortunately, the day, and search, ended with no results.

Dive teams started searching for any signs of the teen on Tuesday after convicted killer Lewis Lent confessed to killing the boy and putting his body in the Greenwater Pond more than 20 years ago.

After three days and dozens of investigators searching, the teams wrapped up their operation with no trace of the teenager's remains.

Police say this will not be the last time they're at the pond. They will continue to search in spare time and if they are doing diving training, they will do it at the pond.

Lusher's father and sister were close by wishing for the best. Although police were not able to find anything, the family says they are thankful.

"[Jamie] would have loved this," his sister, Jennifer Nowak said. "He would have loved the boats and police officers. I'm truly appreciative for all of this. It's unbelievable."

They say they'll think of young Jamie every time they come through the area.

Even with finding no evidence, police say information obtained by Lent is credible. On Wednesday, police also expanded their search to a wider section of Greenwater Pond, which spans 88 acres and is almost 60 feet deep in some areas.

Police are asking anyone who uses the pond to keep their eyes open, and contact authorities if they see anything out of the ordinary.

Lusher went missing from Westfield, Mass. in November 1992 after leaving his home on a bicycle ride.

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