Sheila Lyon

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How the Repeated Mention of a Basement Cracked a Case

Mark Bowden looks at the 1975 disappearance of the Lyon sisters

(Newser) - It took 42 years to get justice for the Lyon sisters —decades that didn't pass unnoticed by Mark Bowden. In a Washington Post article adapted from his new book, The Last Stone: A Masterpiece of Criminal Interrogation, Bowden writes that he was a "green 23-year-old" on the... More »

42 Years After Sisters Vanished, a Guilty Plea

Case of two young sisters murdered in Maryland had been cold for decades

(Newser) - More than 40 years after the disappearance of two young girls shocked a suburban Maryland community, one of the men believed responsible is set to plead guilty. On Sept. 12, Lloyd Lee Welch , 60, is expected to enter a guilty plea in a court in rural Bedford County, Virginia, for... More »

40 Years After Sisters Vanish, Man Charged With Murder

Lloyd Lee Michael Welch Jr. indicted in disappearance of Lyon sisters

(Newser) - Some four decades after two girls went missing in Maryland, a major breakthrough: Lloyd Lee Michael Welch Jr. was on Friday indicted by a Virginia grand jury on two first-degree murder charges, "bringing some clarity to the baffling case that made parents question whether to allow children out of... More »

39 Years After Sisters Vanish, Property Searched

Police examining Va. land for clues about Sheila and Katherine Lyon

(Newser) - Sheila Lyon, 12, and her 10-year-old sister, Katherine, disappeared almost 40 years ago while walking to a shopping mall near their Maryland home. The case went cold until earlier this year, when a former carnival worker, Lloyd Lee Welch, was named a person of interest in their 1975 disappearance—and... More »

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