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Hillsborough, NC (September 15, 2023) – People visiting the memorial for Devin Clark and Lyric Woods discovered vandalism at the site today. The teens, 18 and 14 respectively at the time of their deaths, were killed last year on September 17 in western Orange County.


“Sunday is the anniversary of Devin and Lyric’s death. Sadly, one or more persons did not treat the site with the respect it deserves,” said Orange County Sheriff Charles Blackwood. “I am offering a $3,500 reward for information that leads to the identification and prosecution of the person or persons who committed this crime.”


Anyone with information about is asked to call Investigator Keith Goodwin. His number is (919) 245-2918.

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