Police “Very Close” to Answers in the Lyon Sisters’ Disappearance (VIDEO)

As investigators search a property in Bedford County, Va. looking for the Lyon sisters missing from Montgomery County for nearly 40 years, Montgomery County Police Capt. Darren Francke talks about the case in this MyMCMedia Extra.

Francke said police are getting “very, very close” to finding answers in the case of Katherine and Sheila Lyon’s disappearance.


Indictments Announced in Missing Lyon Sisters Case (VIDEO)

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Local authorities announced this week that Lloyd Welch was indicted for two counts of felony murder of the Lyon sisters in 1975. CCM’s Lorna Virgili reports. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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Police Chief Tom Manger on Closure and the Lyon Sisters Case (VIDEO)

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In this MyMCMedia Extra, Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger talks about the status of the investigation in the Lyon sisters case and the possibility of finding closure for the Lyon family.

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Captain Darren Francke on Lyon Sisters Case: "This Case Has Haunted Us" (VIDEO)

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In this MyMCMedia Extra, Montgomery County Police Captain Darren Francke said the case of the missing Lyon sisters has haunted detectives for decades.

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Authorities Announce Lloyd Welch Indicted for Murder in Lyon Sisters Case (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

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Authorities from Montgomery County and Bedford County, Virginia held a news conference on July 15 in Wheaton to announce indictments in the 40-year-old case of missing sisters Katherine and Sheila Lyon. The girls disappeared in March of 1975 from the Wheaton Plaza. Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown and Bedford County Commonwealth Attorney Randy Krantz announced […]

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Authorities Schedule News Conferences to Discuss Developments in Missing Lyon Sisters Case

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UPDATED There may be some answers today about a case that has haunted residents in Montgomery County for the past forty years. Back on March 25, 1975, sisters Sheila and Katherine Lyon disappeared near a popular shopping center in Wheaton. According to police, the sisters were last seen just after 2 p.m., walking between Wheaton […]

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Police Search Hyattsville Home for Second Time in Missing Lyon Sisters Case

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Montgomery County Police executed another search warrant Tuesday at the Hyattsville home of Richard Welch looking for more clues to solve the missing Lyon sisters case. Capt. Darren Francke, commander of Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division,  said officers conducted the search today and recovered a “few items of significance.” “We seized some items that were […]

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MoCo Police Heading to Va. for New Activity in Lyon Sisters Disappearance

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Montgomery County Police investigators are returning to the area of Taylor’s Mountain in Bedford County, Va. today in the search for the missing Lyon sisters. Cpl. Rebecca Innocenti told MyMCMedia Monday that officers and investigators from Montgomery County Police will be heading to the area Monday afternoon.  She said Bedford County Police and Virginia State […]

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Montgomery Police Release Update in Lyon Case

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The Montgomery County Police released a statement regarding the investigation into the Lyon sisters’ disappearance Friday. The statement reads: “For 40 years, the Montgomery County Police Department has continued to investigate the 1975 disappearance of sisters, Katherine (age 10) and Sheila (age 12) Lyon, with a focused purpose of bringing the person or persons responsible […]

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Police Search in Virginia for Lyon Sisters (VIDEO)


Searchers are scouring Taylor’s Mountain in Bedford County, Va. as new leads point them to an area police say might contain the remains of the missing Lyon sisters. Montgomery County Police have eight investigators participating in that search this week, according to Montgomery County Police Capt. Darren Francke, director of the department’s Division of Major […]

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Police to Hold Jan. 12 News Briefing on Lyon Sisters Case


The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office has announced there will be a 10 a.m. news conference on Jan. 12 in Thaxton, Virginia to discuss the status of the Lyon sisters investigation. The two girls were reported missing in Wheaton nearly 40 years ago. According to a news release, Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown, Bedford County Commonwealth’s […]

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5 Responses to “Police “Very Close” to Answers in the Lyon Sisters’ Disappearance (VIDEO)”

  1. On September 24, 2014 at 9:39 am responded with... #

    Stop dropping hints and tell us what you know, already!

    Yeah, I know they can’t until they’ve collected all the evidence and made their case for prosecution. But for those of us who remember this horror like it was yesterday, the wait is maddening.

    • On September 24, 2014 at 8:53 pm responded with... #

      Exactly. If they were true professionals they wouldn’t make any statements until they had something substantive – for the family’s sake if nothing else.

  2. On September 26, 2014 at 8:34 am responded with... #

    Layla this isn’t about you and your need to know what evidence they have. They need to do it right for the sake of the case not satisfy your selfish need to know. I mean really, the wait is maddening for you? Are you her Mom, Dad and brother? Because if you are not, you don’t know what maddening feels like. Do it right and make sure that those involved are punished. In the meantime you can and will wait.

  3. On September 28, 2014 at 10:10 am responded with... #

    Well said, Joseph! I believe the investigators have given much information, because they realize how many people have been impacted by this tragedy. I am afraid it may go beyond these two young girls. I will continue to pray and patiently await the news. I would gladly get down on my hands and knees and dig, if that would bring a quicker closure to the lyons family. Everything must be done properly for this to be resoved. We have our own missing in our state of SC, and Welch was here in 1992 when kne of our higher profile cases occurred. We have seen the toll it takes on the families and also the way it changed our own lives. Amen.

  4. On April 20, 2015 at 2:20 pm responded with... #

    I remember it like it was yesterday. I was 19 years old and living not far from the Lyon girls home. I shopped at Wheaton Plaza. I only hope that they will bring closure to the poor family on this tragedy

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