POLICE have released audio from a chilling 911 call that details the moments after two teenagers were found shot dead on a hiking trial.
The bodies, belonging to ninth grader Lyric Woods, 14, and high school football star Devin Clark, 18, were found on Sunday hours after they suddenly vanished in North Carolina.
Two men reportedly discovered the remains by a powerline at 3pm while riding their four-wheeler bikes on Sunday afternoon and alerted the police.
Cops quickly identified the suspect as a unnamed 17-year-old, as they were arrested and taken into custody.
Police have not released the juvenile suspect’s name or any additional details but have filed a petition against the teen for two counts of first-degree murder.
“We are not resting until he is in our custody in Orange County,” said sheriff Charles Blackwood.
“Until then, our heads are down, and we are working toward that end.”
On Thursday, police released new audio to CBS 17 that uncovered new details linked to the double murders.
The call detailed the moment the caller found the bodies of the two teens.
The concerned caller said that they had found two bodies at an access where a certain road ended.
They added that the two bodies were just laying on the side of the road.
Shant’ae Concepcion said in a video on social media wasn’t told who the suspect is but she wants to know who he is and why this happened.
Technical legal requirements after a 2019 state law currently require cops to take extra steps to charge 16- and 17-year-old suspects as an adult.
The U.S. Sun requested a copy of the “juvenile petition” submitted to the Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
However, we were told by the sheriff’s office that those documents “are confidential and not available for release”.
Devin’s mom said in the video that she hired a lawyer to help her through the process.
Meanwhile, Woods’ grandfather, who previously offered a $10,000 reward in the case, was back at the scene of the crime on Wednesday as her grieved the loss of the 14-year-old.
He was putting up solar lights around a cross he made to honor his granddaughter – whom he described as “so beautiful.”
“She was a little kid in an adult woman’s body,” he told The Herald, before adding: “I’m living a nightmare.”
Since the tragic deaths a week ago, the families of both victims have created GoFundMe pages to cover the funeral expenses, describing Woods as an “amazing young lady, daughter, sister and friend” and Clark as an “athlete,” who loved his family.
Police say Woods, who attended Cedar Ridge High School, and Clark a senior at Eastern Alamance High School, were acquaintances.
“We are deeply saddened by the news of the death of our student, Lyric Isabella Woods, a ninth-grader at Cedar Ridge High School,” said Orange County Schools in a statement.
“Our hearts are with all of Lyric’s family and everyone who knew her, including many at Orange High, Gravelly Hill Middle, and Efland-Cheeks Global Elementary.”
Students at Woods’ school wore T-shirts with her name on them and a balloon release took place to honor her memory.
Counselors were provided at the schools on Monday by Orange County Schools to help students and staff.
Both teens were honored with a moment of silence at a soccer game between their schools.
“This past weekend, Devin Clark an Eastern Alamance student and Lyric Woods a Cedar Ridge student tragically lost their lives, the announcer said before the game.
“Please keep their families in your thoughts and prayers.”