A juvenile in North Carolina was arrested in connection with the homicides of two teenagers whose bodies were found in a rural area, authorities said.
Police took the 17-year-old suspect into custody and charged him in connection with the double murder of Devin Clark, 18, and 14-year-old Lyric Woods last month, Fox News reported.
Clark and Woods were reported missing by their families after the two friends were last seen the evening of Sept. 16. Their bodies were found the following day in Mebane. Both were shot to death.
Orange County officials said state laws related to juvenile offenders prevented them from releasing detailed information about the homicide case, including the suspect’s name.
The victims, who were both fatally shot, were both high school students — Clark was in his junior year at East Alamance High School in Mebane, while Woods was a freshman at Cedar Ridge High School in Hillsborough.
“We hope this apprehension provides some relief to the families and friends of Devin and Lyric, who have experienced an excruciating loss,” Orange County Sheriff Charles Blackwood said.
“Obviously, the capture of the suspect does not restore their loved one to them,” he noted, adding, “The grieving process is a long one, and we hope the community will continue to support them in their pain.”