A 17-year-old was accused of homicide Tuesday within the deaths of two North Carolina highschool college students who vanished over the weekend and have been discovered lifeless, authorities mentioned.
The suspect, who just isn’t in custody, is suspected of first-degree homicide within the killings of Lyric Woods, 14, and Devin Clark, 18, the Orange County Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned in a press release.
Woods was a freshman and Clark was a former soccer participant at one other highschool west of Durham, their faculty districts mentioned in separate statements.
In a press release, the sheriff’s workplace mentioned officers filed a juvenile petition in opposition to the suspect Tuesday, initiating a course of to have the teenager tried as an grownup within the state’s superior court docket system.
Orange County Sheriff Charles Blackwood mentioned his investigators recognized the suspect with the assistance of different regulation enforcement companies.
“We’ll now work with native, state and federal authorities to apprehend and current the suspect to the court docket system,” he mentioned.
Blackwood didn’t determine a doable motive.
Males using four-wheelers discovered the our bodies of Woods and Clark in western Orange County on Monday afternoon, the sheriff’s workplace mentioned. Each appeared to have been shot to loss of life.
They have been discovered greater than 2 miles from Woods’ dwelling, NBC affiliate WRAL of Raleigh reported. Clark’s mom, Tiffany Concepcion, instructed the station the pair have been good buddies.
Each have been reported lacking over the weekend, the sheriff’s workplace mentioned.
In a press release, the Alamance-Burlington Faculty System described Clark as a former soccer participant with the Jap Alamance Eagles.
Clark “will all the time be remembered as a kind-hearted, mild large who was properly favored by his classmates,” the district mentioned.
His faculty remembered him Monday with a balloon launch, WRAL reported.
Woods was a ninth-grader at Cedar Ridge Excessive Faculty in Hillsborough, Orange County Colleges mentioned in a press release.
“Our hearts are with all of Lyric’s household and everybody who knew her,” the district mentioned.