Welch Relatives Due Back in Court on September 3 (PHOTOS)
UPDATED Three relatives of Richard Welch- A Hyattsville resident who authorities in Montgomery and Bedford Counties named a person of interest in the Lyon sisters case- were charged with perjury and obstruction in the Lyon sisters case.
Leslie Engelking, Richard Welch’s brother-in-law, was charged with perjury. Amy Welch-Johnson, Welch’s granddaughter, was charged with obstruction of justice, and Gladys Stangee, Richard Welch’s sister, was charged with obstruction of justice, according to Randy Krantz, the prosecutor in Bedford County in Virginia.
These charges were filed on Aug. 7.
Krantz said Engelking, Welch-Johnson, and Stangee’s are expected to appear before the judge on Sept. 3 for an attorney advisement hearing.
“On that same day they will be given a trial date,” Krantz said.
Richard is the uncle of Lloyd Lee Welch- a convicted sex offender who was charged on July 10 with the murders of the Lyon sisters.
Sheila and Katherine Lyon — who were 12 and 10 years old, respectively — disappeared March 25, 1975, after heading to the Wheaton Plaza shopping center near their home.
UPDATED Three relatives of Richard Welch- A Hyattsville resident who authorities in Montgomery and Bedford Counties named a person of interest in the Lyon sisters case- were charged with perjury and obstruction in the Lyon sisters case. Leslie Engelking, Richard Welch’s brother-in-law, was charged with perjury. Amy Welch-Johnson, Welch’s granddaughter, was charged with obstruction of justice, and […]
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.
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.
In this MyMCMedia Extra, Montgomery County Police Captain Darren Francke said the case of the missing Lyon sisters has haunted detectives for decades.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]