Murder of Lyric Woods and Devin Clark: Teen charged with killing Orange County high schoolers
The authorities in their investigation found two teenagers’ bodies with multiple gunshot injuries by two men while riding on four-wheel ATV’s on Sunday, September 18
ORANGE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA: In a sensational double murder case of teens Lyric Woods, 14, and Devin Clark, 18, the Orange County authorities have now booked a 17-year-old. The unidentified alleged killer is charged with two counts of first-degree murder after the victims were recovered on a country trail with at least 10 bullet wounds on their bodies.
“Through the hard work of my investigators, along with the assistance of personnel from many other law enforcement agencies, we have identified a suspect in this case,” said Sheriff Charles Blackwood. He further said, “We will now work with local, state, and federal authorities to apprehend and present the suspect to the court system. I want to thank the families of Devin Clark and Lyric Woods for trusting us and the investigative process during this excruciatingly painful time. I hope the apprehension.”
It was on September 17, when Woods' stepfather found her missing from her room, and the backdoor of the property was unlocked. She was a ninth grader and studied at Cedar Ridge High School in Efland. The other victim Devin Clark, was a talented football player for Eastern Alamance High School. His family reported him missing on September 18, and had last seen him on the night of September 16.
The authorities in their investigation found two teenagers’ bodies with multiple gunshot injuries by two men while riding on four-wheel ATV’s on Sunday, September 18. Family of both victims confirmed that they both knew each other, and were last spotted in a car with an unknown man.
Witnesses claim that they heard at least 10 gunshots in the night. One of the witnesses, David White, talked with ABC11 and said, “I heard close to 10 shots going off like an automatic gun and paused for a little bit, and five more shots went off.” "I thought, 'who's shooting this late at night?' Both victims’ families are pleading for people to step forward and provide any information they have related to the killing. Woods’ grandfather, Stan Dean, is offering a $10,000 reward for anyone with information related to the murder.
He talked with News & Observer that he met Lyric just a few hours before her death and had bought her an ice cream. “I’m living a nightmare. It just doesn’t make sense. The minutes are too long. We’re just taking it breath by breath. She trusted everyone,” the grieving grandfather said.