Murder in Mayberry: True Crime in America's Hometown
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Donna G. Smith
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Lyon Sisters - 1975 Cold Case - Person of Interest Named in Maryland Kidnappings
Sheila and Katherine Lyons were last seen just after 2:00 p.m., walking between Wheaton Plaza and their home, only half a mile away. Their mother told them to be home by 4:00 that afternoon, but they never returned. They disappeared without a trace, and have not been heard from since.
Investigators say Lloyd Lee Welch, dob: 12/30/1956, aka: Michael Welch, was noticed paying attention to the sisters the afternoon they disappeared. Welch, a convicted sex offender, has been in prison in Delaware since 1997. He traveled extensively throughout the U.S. from the 70’s through the mid 90’s. Welch worked as a ride operator for a carnival company, often set up at malls. He was arrested in several states, charged with sexual offenses against young girls.
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FBI & Montgomery County, Maryland Press Release
Anyone who may have encountered Michael Welch is asked to call investigators at