Sara Anne Wood
Missing since August 18, 1993 from Litchfield, Tioga County, New York.
Classification: Non Family Abduction
Circumstances of Disappearance
Sara was last seen riding her bicycle at 14.30, after leaving the Norwich Corners Church on Roberts Road in Frankfort, NY. Sarah's bicycle, coloring book and crayons were discovered hidden in an area of brush off of Hacadam Road later in the evening.
Lewis S. Lent Jr. was charged with Wood's abduction and murder in 1996, three years after she was last seen. Lent initially confessed to Sarah's abduction and claimed he buried her body in the Adirondacks. He drew a map of the burial location for authorities, but extensive searches did not produce any evidence as to Sarah's whereabouts. Lent later recanted his statements, but was convicted of the crime nonetheless.
Sarah's family founded The Sara Anne Wood Rescue Center, later renamed The Mohawk Valley Branch Of The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children. Foul play is suspected in Sarah's case due to the circumstances involved in her disappearance.
Investigators New York State Police
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Senior Investigator Robert L. Boek
New York State Police
Local Case Number: DNHT05889
NCMEC #: NCMC782700
NCIC Number: Source Information:
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National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
New York State Missing and Exploited Children Clearinghouse
The Rome Daily Sentinel