Law enforcement officials say investigators are searching near Lynchburg, Virginia, in connection with the unsolved 1975 abduction of two young sisters from Maryland.
The Bedford County Sheriff's Office in Bedford, Virginia, said in a statement posted late Tuesday on its website that the office was investigating the kidnapping of 10-year-old Katherine Lyon and 12-year-old Sheila Lyon from Wheaton, Maryland.
The news release said Bedford law enforcers were investigating along with Montgomery County Police in Maryland, Virginia State Police and the Bedford County Commonwealth's Attorney's Office.
The release said recent developments had led authorities to the Taylor Mountain area of Virginia's Bedford County.
In February, Montgomery County Police said they had identified a convicted child sex offender in a Delaware prison as a person of interest in the case.