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Andrea Noble

Andrea Noble

Andrea Noble is a crime and public safety reporter for The Washington Times. She can be reached at

Articles by Andrea Noble

Darron Dylon Wint, 34, is being held in connection with a quadruple homicide which occurred on Thursday, May 14, 2015, in the 3200 block of Woodland Drive, Northwest, Washington, D.C. (Photos released by the Metropolitan Police Department)

DNA links suspect to slain family's car in D.C. mansion murders case

Initially it was a pizza crust that tied Darron Dylon Wint to the scene of a quadruple homicide, but a police detective said Monday that his DNA was also found on a construction vest located inside a burning vehicle that belonged to the victims. Published July 20, 2015

Bedford County, Va. Sheriff Mike Brown speaks at a news conference with Commonwealth Attorney Randy Krantz, second left, to discuss developments in the investigation of the disappearance of 10-year-old Katherine Lyon and 12-year-old Shelia Lyon in 1975. Wednesday, July 15, 2015, in Wheaton, Md. Authorities on Wednesday announced first-degree murder charges against an imprisoned sex offender in the disappearance of two sisters from a suburban Maryland mall in 1975, bringing some clarity to the baffling case that made parents question whether to allow children out of their homes alone.  (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

Lyon sisters killed to cover up abduction, abuse, sheriff says

Authorities investigating the 1975 disappearance of a pair of Montgomery County sisters said Thursday the girls were abducted with the intent of being sexually abused by their captors and killed to cover up the crimes. Published July 16, 2015

Montgomery County State's Attorney John McCarthy provides an update July 15, 2015, on the investigation into the 1975 disappearance of the Lyon sisters. (Andrea Noble/The Washington Times)

Sex offender charged with murder of Md. sisters missing since '75

Police announced Wednesday that one man has been indicted on two counts of first-degree murder in conjunction with the 1975 disappearance of a pair of young Montgomery County sisters, a case that was among the most high-profile unsolved missing persons cases in the region. Published July 15, 2015

A poster warning of the effects of the drug known as 'Spice' hangs on a wall Dec. 6, 2011, at the Naval Hospital in San Diego. (Associated Press) **FILE**

D.C. mayor signs emergency bill to crack down on synthetic drugs

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser signed into law Friday harsh new penalties for stores found selling synthetic marijuana as a means to prevent an epidemic from taking hold in nation's capital the way crack cocaine once held city streets hostage. Published July 10, 2015