Sheila Lyon

Feb 13, 2017

Women say man accused of 1975 Md. killings tried to abduct them

BEDFORD, Va. (AP) — Prosecutors say a man accused of killing Maryland sisters who disappeared more than 40 years ago had tried to abduct two other girls around the same time. Lloyd Welch Jr. goes on trial in April for murder in the deaths of Sheila Lyon and Katherine Lyon. They were last seen walking […]

Nov 18, 2015

Trial for man charged with killing missing Md. sisters delayed

BEDFORD, Va. — A Virginia judge has delayed the trial of a convicted sex offender charged with killing two sisters who disappeared from a Maryland mall in 1975. Media outlets report that 58-year-old Lloyd Lee Michael Welch Jr.’s lawyers requested the delay at a hearing on Tuesday in Bedford County Circuit Court. Welch’s trial on […]

Aug 10, 2015

3 face charges of impeding probe of slayings of Md. sisters

BEDFORD, Va. — Three people face charges of impeding an investigation in the slayings 40 years ago of two sisters who vanished from a suburban Maryland mall, a prosecutor said Sunday. Leslie Engleking was charged with perjury on Friday by a grand jury in Bedford County investigating the 1975 slayings of 12-year-old Sheila Lyon and […]

Jul 16, 2015

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 […]

Jul 15, 2015

Murder charges in case of Md. sisters missing since 1975

WHEATON — Forty years after two young sisters vanished from a suburban Maryland mall, an imprisoned sex offender has been charged with murder, authorities said Wednesday, bringing some clarity to a baffling case that made parents afraid to let their children out of the house. Lloyd Michael Welch Jr., 58, told authorities he was with […]

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