Vigil planned Saturday in Bedford County for Lyon sisters

Katherine, left, and Sheila Lyon vanished 40 years ago from a Maryland shopping center.

BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A candlelight vigil will be held in Bedford County for the Lyon sisters this Saturday.

Organizers say the vigil is meant to show support for the Lyon family and help bring closure to the community. It’s scheduled for 8 p.m. at Thaxton Elementary School.

Last week, Lloyd Welch was charged with first degree murder in connection to sister’s disappearance.

The girls were just 10 and 12-years-old when they were last seen in 1975 walking from their home in Maryland to a nearby mall. They were never seen again.

The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office says Welch’s uncle, Richard Welch, along with several others, are still persons of interest in the case.

They’re asking anyone who may have witnessed the crime to come forward.

 

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