17-year-old arrested in deaths of highschool college students Lyric Woods and Devin Clark

The 17-year-old accused of killing two North Carolina highschool college students has been arrested, weeks after their our bodies have been discovered off a highway in Orange County.

The sheriff’s workplace introduced the arrest on Wednesday however mentioned it couldn’t launch any particulars due to juvenile safety legal guidelines.

The teenager was wished within the deaths of Lyric Woods, 14, and Devin Clark, 18, who have been reported lacking earlier than their deaths. Their our bodies have been found on Sept. 18 by two males who have been driving four-wheelers, the Orange County Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned. It appeared that each of them had been shot.

“We hope this apprehension offers some aid to the households and mates of Devin and Lyric, who’ve skilled an excruciating loss,” Sheriff Charles Blackwood mentioned in a press release Wednesday.

“Clearly, the seize of the suspect doesn’t restore their liked one to them. The grieving course of is a protracted one, and we hope the group will proceed to help them of their ache.”

Lyric Woods, left, and Devin Clark. Orange County Sheriff’s Workplace WRALOrange County Sheriff’s Workplace; WRAL

 The sheriff’s workplace beforehand filed a juvenile petition towards the suspect, initiating a course of to have the teenager tried as an grownup within the state’s superior court docket system. A sheriff’s workplace spokesperson mentioned Thursday that the case remains to be in juvenile court docket.

Woods was a freshman at Cedar Ridge Excessive Faculty in Hillsborough, and Clark was a former soccer participant at Jap Alamance Excessive Faculty. Clark’s mom, Tiffany Concepcion, advised NBC affiliate WRAL of Raleigh that the kids have been good mates.

Tim Stelloh contributed.

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