Suspect Detained in Double Murder of North Carolina Teens Lyric Woods and Devin Clark


A suspect is officially in custody for the deaths of North Carolina teens Lyric Woods and Devin Clark.

Woods, 14, and Clark, 18, were found shot to death along a hiking trail in Orange County, according to a statement from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. Shortly after, officials said they identified a 17-year-old suspect, but had not arrested them yet. The suspect’s name was not released as they are a minor.

On Wednesday, the OCSO announced that “authorities detained a juvenile in connection” with the deaths of Woods and Clark.

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In a statement, Sheriff Charles Blackwood said, “We hope this apprehension provides some relief to the families and friends of Devin and Lyric, who have experienced an excruciating loss. Obviously, the capture of the suspect does not restore their loved one to them. The grieving process is a long one, and we hope the community will continue to support them in their pain.”

North Carolina law prohibits anyone from sharing any details about the case — including the detainee’s name, where he was arrested, nor which officer took him into custody — as long as it’s under the Juvenile Court’s jurisdiction.

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SOURCE: PEOPLE, Charmaine Patterson

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