The 17-year-old accused of killing two North Carolina high school students has been arrested, weeks after their bodies were found off a road in Orange County.
The sheriff's office, which announced the arrest Wednesday, said it could not release any details because of juvenile protection laws.
The teenager was wanted in the deaths of Lyric Woods, 14, and Devin Clark, 18, who had been reported missing. Their bodies were discovered Sept. 18 by two men who were riding four-wheelers, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said. It appeared that both of them had been shot.
"We hope this apprehension provides some relief to the families and friends of Devin and Lyric, who have experienced an excruciating loss," Sheriff Charles Blackwood said in a statement Wednesday.
"Obviously, the capture of the suspect does not restore their loved one to them. The grieving process is a long one, and we hope the community will continue to support them in their pain."
The sheriff's office previously filed a juvenile petition against the suspect, initiating a process to have the teen tried as an adult in the state’s superior court system. A sheriff's spokesperson said Thursday that the case is still in juvenile court.
Woods was a freshman at Cedar Ridge High School in Hillsborough, and Clark was a former football player at Eastern Alamance High School. Clark’s mother, Tiffany Concepcion, told NBC affiliate WRAL of Raleigh that the teens were good friends.