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Families of murdered North Carolina teenagers demand answers

The mother of one of the two missing North Carolina teenagers found shot to death over the weekend has demanded answers and “justice” at all costs for her murdered son.

“He never hurt anyone so I have to have answers for him to get down like that,” Tiffany Concepcion told ABC11 of her son, 18-year-old Devin Clark. “I want justice and I don’t care where I have to go, what I have to do, who I have to talk to, I’m going to move on and move on.”

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said the two bodies found Sunday near Hillsborough belonged to Clark and 14-year-old Lyric Wood.

“Investigators are still awaiting a coroner’s report to confirm the identity of the victims,” ​​Sheriff Charles Blackwood said in a statement. “While we do not yet have this confirmation, the tragic but logical conclusion is becoming clearer as no other missing persons match the descriptions of those found.

Lyric Woods, 14, was found dead near her home in North Carolina on Sunday.
Lyric Woods, 14, was found dead near her home in North Carolina on Sunday.
Facebook / Jennifer Johnson Wood
Devin Clark, 18, was found shot dead near Woods after both were reported missing.
Devin Clark, 18, was found shot dead near Woods after both were reported missing.
Facebook / Devin Clark
The bodies were discovered Sunday afternoon by men riding four-wheelers near Hillsborough, North Carolina.
The bodies were discovered Sunday afternoon by men riding four-wheelers near Hillsborough, North Carolina.
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Blackwood described the deaths of the youths, who are being investigated as homicides, as a “devastating loss” to their families and community.

The North Carolina Medical Examiner’s Office is tasked with positively identifying the deceased and determining the cause of death.

Blackwood didn’t say if Woods and Clark knew each other, but their families say the two are friends.

Meanwhile, Wood’s grandfather announced that he is offering a $10,000 reward for information about the person or persons responsible for her murder.

Woods, a freshman at Cedar Ridge High School, was last seen alive at around 11 p.m. Friday at the Efland home she shared with her stepfather, Shane Cannada.

Tiffany Concepcion, left, demands justice for her murdered son and responds to his death.
Tiffany Concepcion (left) demands justice for her murdered son and responds to his death.
Facebook / Tiffany Conception
Clark was a senior and football player at Eastern Alamance High School.
Clark was a senior and football player at Eastern Alamance High School.
Facebook / Tiffany Conception

Cannada reported the teenager missing after finding her bed empty when he went to wake her around 10 a.m. the next day, broadcaster WRAL reported.

Deputies searched the home and speculated that according to a missing persons report, Woods may have gone through the back door, which was found unlocked.

Her stepfather said he doesn’t think the 14-year-old ran away because she left all her belongings in her room except for an iPad, the report said.

A K-9 dog used Wood’s pillowcase to track her scent through the woods before possibly getting into someone’s car.

A neighbor said they saw Woods driving in a vehicle in the area around 3 a.m. Saturday.

Clark, a senior and football player at Eastern Alamance High School, was also last seen around 11 p.m. Friday. His family filed a missing persons report on Sunday afternoon.

Woods is pictured with her family. She was last seen alive by her stepfather on Friday night.
Woods is pictured with her family. She was last seen alive by her stepfather on Friday night.

Around 3pm on Sunday, two men on four-wheelers discovered the bullet-riddled bodies of the missing teenagers at the intersection of Buckhorn and Yarbrough streets, about 2.5 miles from Wood’s home.

A person who lives near the scene of the crime reported hearing at least 15 gunshots that night.

https://nypost.com/2022/09/20/families-of-slain-north-carolina-teens-demand-answers/ Families of murdered North Carolina teenagers demand answers

JACLYN DIAZ

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