A Virginia sheriff says new information has prompted state and federal authorities to search a specific mountain location for the remains of two Maryland sisters who disappeared 40 years ago.
Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown describes the operation on Taylor’s Mountain as a “forensic dig.” He says a Federal Bureau of Investigation evidence recovery team and a Radford University forensic pathologist have joined state and local investigators.
At a news conference Monday, Brown declined to say what new evidence led investigators to the location.
Ten-year-old Katherine Lyon and 12-year-old Sheila Lyon disappeared in 1975 after walking to a shopping mall in Wheaton, Maryland.
A Hyattsville, Maryland, woman has been charged with lying to a grand jury about the case. Her husband and his nephew have been named persons of interest.