Active investigation underway on Taylor's Mountain in Bedford County

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BEDFORD CO., Va. (WDBJ7) An active law enforcement investigation is underway on Taylor's Mountain in Bedford County.

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Investigators with the Bedford County Sheriff's Office are working with another agency to sift through dirt at a property in the 3400 block of Taylor Mountain Road in Thaxton. This same property has been the focus of an investigation into the disappearance of Katherine and Sheila Lyon, two young sisters who disappeared from a Maryland shopping mall in 1975.

Lloyd Lee Welch Jr. has been charged with first degree felony murder of the Lyons. Court documents suggest prosecutors believe the girls were murdered and their bodies were disposed on Taylor's Mountain.

The activity taking place on the Taylor's Mountain is similar to a scene WDBJ7 witnessed in January of 2015, when investigators from the Federal Bureau of Investigations searched the same property with sifters. The current activity taking place on the mountain has been underway since Monday morning, according to a source with direct knowledge of the investigation.


Tim Saunders/WDBJ7
Tim Saunders/WDBJ7