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Lyon family issues statement

WASHINGTON – The family of Katherine and Sheila Lyon released a statement Tuesday, which law enforcement officials read at the start of a press conference to detail new information in the decades-old case.

Here is the full statement:

March 25th will mark 39 years since Kate and Sheila were taken from our family. Throughout these years our hopes for a resolution of this mystery have been sustained by the support and efforts of countless members of law enforcement, the news media, and the community. The fact that so many people still care about this case means a great deal to us.

We especially appreciate the tireless efforts of the Montgomery County Police Department, the FBI, and all agencies that have worked to solve this case. We are grateful for any information the public can provide to help bring this story to its conclusion, and ask that the family’s privacy be respected during this time.

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