The 1975 disappearance of two young sisters from a suburban Maryland shopping mall traumatized the nation's capital, upending a family and the community's sense of security. More than 40 years later, the Lyon sisters bodies have never been found, but a man is set to stand trial for their murders.
Episode 6: The trial
More than 42 years after Sheila and Katherine Lyon vanished from Wheaton Plaza, Lloyd Lee Welch was set to go on trial for their murders in remote Bedford, Virginia. Would the Lyon family finally get the answers and justice they've sought for decades?
Episode 5: The Mountain
Lloyd Lee Welch will go on trial in September 2017 for the murders of Sheila and Katherine Lyon although their bodies have never been found. Investigators finally believe they know what happened to the young sisters who vanished almost 40 years ago.
Episode 4: Indicted
Almost 40 years after Sheila and Katherine Lyon disappeared, a man was indicted for their murders. The indictment showed how close police had been to catching the suspect and the crucial mistakes that let him remain free for decades.
Episode 3: Serial Killer
After years of frustration, investigators named a person of interest in the Lyon sisters' disappearance - an accused serial killer who had moved to Montgomery County soon before Sheila and Katherine disappeared, and who left after another young woman was brutally attacked.
Episode 2: The Sketches
The last people to see Sheila and Katherine Lyon in March 1975 paint a vivid picture of the young sisters' final hours before they vanished during a visit to the Wheaton Plaza shopping mall.
Podcast Extra: 42 Years
Sheila and Katherine Lyon vanished exactly 42 years ago on March 25, 1975. Their abduction shocked the Washington, D.C. area. In this podcast extra, we look at some of the challenges that existed in searching for missing children in the 1970s, as well as some of the improvements and tools available today.
Interesting and informative story, and, in contrast to others, I like the narrator's voice. It's unusual, quirky, and appealing.
I wouldn’t mind being called a sqeebademo!
Always happy to see new episodes available. I especially appreciate hearing the cases that have not been covered hundreds of times already.
This horrific crime. I was 15 and lived in Montgomery County. So glad the police didn’t give up. RIP