Two Missing Teens Found Executed In North Carolina

Clark and Lyric

According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, a 17-year-old suspect has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Lyric Woods (14) and Devin Clark (18).

The two were found dead Saturday afternoon after their families last reported seeing them Friday.

A 16- or 17-year-old suspect is not automatically charged as an adult under state law, but Sheriff Charles Blackwood said if the court finds probable cause for the case, the case could be transferred to an adult court.

Blackwood thanked the families of Devin Clark and Lyric Woods for trusting us and the investigative process during this difficult time. “I hope the arrest of this individual will ease their loss,” he said.

Blackwood said that his investigators had identified a suspect due to diligent work and the assistance of many other law enforcement agencies. “In order to apprehend and present the suspect to the court system, we will work with local, state, and federal authorities.”

Fox News Digital reports that Lyric and Clark were last seen by their family members on Friday. Family members said the two were friends but not dating and were picked up by an unidentified adult in an unknown vehicle.

Two men riding four-wheel ATVs found their remains under power lines on Saturday afternoon a few miles from Lyric’s mother’s house.
Clark was a junior at Eastern Alamance High School in Mebane, while Woods was in ninth grade at Cedar Ridge High School in Hillsborough.
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