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Mark Bowden's 'Last Stone'

Sep 9, 2019

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The disappearance of the Lyon sisters from a mall in Montgomery County in 1975 shocked the public and mystified police. Four decades later, an overlooked tip led police to a new suspect - Lloyd Welch.

Mark Bowden’s latest book, "The Last Stone," describes how detectives sorted through Welch’s elaborate explanations. We hear how Bowden covered the story as a rookie reporter for the Baltimore News-American and what he thinks lies behind the popularity of the true crime genre.