Authorities mull new search for girl slain in '93

By Associated Press

HERKIMER, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say they're discussing the possibility of resuming the search for 12-year-old Sara Ann Wood, who was abducted and killed nearly 20 years ago.

Herkimer County District Attorney Jeffrey Carpenter says that his office and state police investigators have rekindled their discussions on tips that might one day lead to Sara Anne Wood's body.

Sara was walking her bike home in the Mohawk Valley town of Litchfield in August 1993 when she was abducted. Lewis Lent of North Adams, Mass., 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.

Carpenter says the possibility of new searches hasn't been ruled out. He did not say there was any specific timeline for any type of new search, but said that with a new District Attorney in office and new technology at their disposal, it was an open case they would continue to look into.

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