The body of Katie Lehan found Thursday
Frederick, Md. – Over the course of several days, the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office has been investigating the disappearance of 34-year-old Katie Lehan of Middletown.
Throughout the course of the investigation, several inconsistencies were found in Katie’s husband, Thomas Lehan’s statements which led detectives to believe he was a person of interest in her disappearance.
Over the past week the Sheriff’s Office conducted a large search operation in South Mountain in the area of Reno Monument Road using canines, a helicopter, and groups of search teams. The searches provided more evidence supporting Thomas Lehan’s involvement in Katie’s disappearance.
The investigation eventually led to a search and seizure warrant being executed at Lehan’s residence where more evidence was found. Thomas Lehan eventually provided investigators with Katie’s location.
Police were led to a creek bed in a wooded area off of Burkittsville Road where they located Katie Lehan’s body. Her body was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore.
Thomas Anthony Lehan, 37, has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder. He was transported to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center.
The investigation into Katie Lehan’s murder is ongoing.
The family of Katie Lehan has issued the following statement:
“We want to thank all of our friends, family and loved ones. The community has wrapped their arms around us. We appreciate all of the support. At this time we would like to ask for privacy as we navigate this news.”