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Bedford County, Va. Sheriff Mike Brown speaks at a news conference in Wheaton in July with Commonwealth Attorney Randy Krantz, second from left, to discuss developments in the investigation of the disappearance of 10-year-old Katherine Lyon and 12-year-old Shelia Lyon in 1975.  Authorities on Wednesday announced first-degree murder charges against an imprisoned sex offender in the disappearance of two sisters from a suburban Maryland mall in 1975, bringing some clarity to the baffling case that made parents question whether to allow children out of their homes alone.  (AP Photo/Molly Riley)
Bedford County, Va. Sheriff Mike Brown speaks at a news conference in Wheaton in July with Commonwealth Attorney Randy Krantz, second from left, to discuss developments in the investigation of the disappearance of 10-year-old Katherine Lyon and 12-year-old Shelia Lyon in 1975. Authorities on Wednesday announced first-degree murder charges against an imprisoned sex offender in the disappearance of two sisters from a suburban Maryland mall in 1975, bringing some clarity to the baffling case that made parents question whether to allow children out of their homes alone. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

Suspect’s uncle is focus of investigation into 1975 slayings

WASHINGTON — A day after charges were announced in the 40-year-old kidnapping and slayings of two sisters from Maryland, investigators are turning their attention to the suspect's uncle and others they say were involved in the crime and subsequent cover-up. At a news conference Thursday in Virginia, police and prosecutors said they believe 70-year-old Richard Welch ...

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