Update: Investigation into 1975 Kidnapping of Lyon Sisters

The Montgomery County Police Department Major Crimes Division continues to investigate the 1975 disappearance of sisters Katherine (age 10) and Sheila (age 12) Lyon.

In February 2014, the Department and the FBI named Lloyd Lee Welch, also known as Michael Welch, as a person of interest in this case.  Through investigation, detectives determined that Welch had a possible connection to Bedford County, Virginia.

Last week, the investigation led Montgomery County Police Cold Case detectives to Taylor’s Mountain in Bedford County. Detectives have been looking for evidence and gathering information that may indicate that Welch and his family members have a connection to the girls’ disappearance.  The investigators are working in conjunction with the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office and the Virginia State Police.

This is described as a several-day operation.  The Police Department will continue to follow-up on leads and new information until this case is solved.

A press conference was held by the involved police and investigative agencies in Bedford County, Virginia.  Following is the link to that press conference.

Bedford, Virginia Press Conference reference Missing Lyon Sisters

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Previous Release:

Person of Interest Named in Kidnapping of Lyon Sisters; Other Victims Sought

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Concern for Missing Kensington Woman

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department-2nd District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing Kensington woman.

Police are concerned for the welfare of Shantol Ramela Anderson, age 18, of the 4100 block of Plyers Mill Road in Kensington. Shantol Anderson is described as a black female, approximately 5’05″ tall, 123 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.  She was last seen leaving her residence and getting into the vehicle of an acquaintance unknown to her family on Friday, September 12 at approximately 7:28 p.m.  She was reported missing by her family on the evening of September 15.

Although Shantol Anderson is 18-years-old, she functions at the level of a 12-year-old.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Shantol Anderson is asked to call the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24 hour line).

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Update: 1975 Kidnapping of Lyon Sisters Investigation

The Montgomery County Police Department continues to investigate the 1975 disappearance of sisters, Katherine (age 10) and Sheila (age 12) Lyon.

In February of 2014, the Department and the FBI named Lloyd Lee Welch, also known as Michael Welch, as a person of interest in this case. Through investigation, detectives determined that Welch had a possible connection to Bedford County, Virginia.

Since last week, Montgomery County detectives have been in the area of Bedford County, working with the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office and the Virginia State Police. Detectives are looking for evidence and gathering information that may indicate that Welch had a connection to the girls’ disappearance.

The Police Department will continue to follow-up on leads and new information until this case is solved.

 

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Previous Release :

Person of Interest Named in Kidnapping of Lyon Sisters; Other Victims Sought

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Update: Hoggle Missing Children Case – Direction of Investigation Changing

The Montgomery County Police Department continues to search for and seek information regarding the whereabouts of Jacob and Sarah Hoggle.  The following additional information is being released at this time:

  • The children have not been located.
  • A press conference was held at Police Headquarters today.  The press conference is viewable (clink link below) and the Department encourages people to watch the video in its entirety.  There are many parts of this investigation that are reviewed during the press event.
  • The direction of the investigation is transitioning to a homicide investigation.  Captain Francke, Director of the Major Crimes Division, explained this investigative transition in detail during the press conference held today at Police Headquarters (please watch video below).  While the Department remains hopeful, detectives acknowledge the possibility that the children are deceased and that searching may become a recovery mission.
  • Over 13,000 acres of land in Montgomery County have been searched during this investigation.  Searches today did not yield any evidence.  Searches will resume tomorrow.
  • The Police Department asks that residents of Darnestown and Clarksburg search their own land and property for Jacob and Sarah.  If  the children are located while searching one’s property, call 911.  Render aid if it is an option, and if not, move away from the area until police arrive.
  • The Police Department continues to have ample resources to search for Jacob and Sarah.  The process is highly organized and systematic.
  • There is no planned press event for tomorrow.

 

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Previous Press Releases:

Update: Catherine Hoggle Transported to Central Processing Unit – Children Still Missing

Update: Hoggle Missing Children Case – Additional Details Released

Update: Catherine Hoggle Remains in Police Custody – Whereabouts of Children Primary Concern

Update: Catherine Hoggle Located in Germantown and Taken into Custody – Children not Located

Update: Hoggle Family Missing Persons Case – Additional Surveillance Video Released

Investigation Update: Hoggle Family Missing Person Case

Update: Continuing Concern for Missing Children and Mother

Concern for Missing Children and their Mother

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