Friday, October 3, 2014
Second man named in Lyon's sisters disapperance
Investigators at Bedford County Sheriff's office said they were "very confident" they are close to finding out what happened to Sheila and Katherine Lyon, aged 12 and 10.
They also confirmed they were assisting Montgomery County Police with a homicide investigation.
Cops have been searching a property that was once owned by the family of Lloyd Lee Welch Jr., who is also known as Michael Welch. He was named as a person of interest in February.
He has been in prison since 1997 after he was convicted of assaulting a 10-year-old girl.
Now cops have named his uncle Richard Allen Welch Sr. who they believe either owned or still owns the property being searched.
With less than $4 in their pockets on March 25, 1975, the sisters left their home in Kensington, Md., to get some pizza for lunch.
A friend saw them with an older man who had a tape recorder and a briefcase, according to missing persons reports.
Although they were later seen walking home, they had not arrived by their 4 p.m. curfew but they did not arrive and by 7 p.m. the cops were called.
What happened to the girls has remained a mystery ever since.