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Mya Lyons' Father Questioned, Submits To Lie Detector

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Jul 25, 2008 3:45PM

2008_07_25_mya.jpgRichard Lyons, father of murdered 9-year old Mya Lyons, was questioned by police on Thursday and submitted to a polygraph test according to his sister, Dawn Douglas. Police officers visited Richard at his Auburn Gresham home and asked if he would come in for questioning. Lyons complied and was released a few hours later. Douglas also said that, according to Lyons, other family members are being submitted to polygraph tests as well. Results of Lyons' test were not yet known. So far, Lyons and his family have cooperated fully with police. According to Douglas, "They said this is to make sure they're covering their put that rumor that the family had anything to do with it to rest." Police are also pleased with the cooperation they've had from the family to this point.

Chicago Police spokeswoman Monique Bond declined to discuss the interview, but she did say: "The family is very cooperative. We've been talking to a number of individuals, including family members."
Last weekend, a "person of interest" in the case was questioned and released by police. And earlier this week, there was excitement over a knife found near the crime scene, though there is still no word on whether or not that knife is connected to the case or a possible murder weapon.