Police Official: Lyon Sisters Murder One of the Oldest Cold Cases in the U.S. (VIDEO)

Update: Montgomery County Assistant Police Chief, Russ Hamill, describes how detectives linked Lloyd Welch to the murders of Sheila and Katherine Lyon, two sisters who were abducted from Wheaton Plaza in 1975.


Update: Welch was sentenced to 48 years, according to news reports.

Original post: Lloyd Welch pleaded guilty Tuesday to the murders of Sheila and Katherine Lyon, the two girls who were abducted near their home from Wheaton Plaza in 1975.

Chief Thomas Manger issued this statement:

“The prayers of countless Montgomery County police officers, past and present, are with the Lyon family today. Our community still grieves their loss. With this plea, we can all be assured that Lloyd Welch will never be free to victimize another child or destroy another family.

I am eternally grateful to the Prosecutors both here and in Virginia. I am grateful for the generations of cops who never stopped caring about this case, and I am most grateful for the Lyon family for their strength that inspired us all.”


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