Monday, May 27, 2024

17-year-old suspect identified in North Carolina teens Lyric Woods & Devin Clark murder


The North Carolina Beat has identified the 17-year-old suspect accused of killing 14-year-old Lyric Woods and 18-year-old Devin Clark.

Lyric Woods and Devin Clark, who were close friends, were found gunned down in a brush area near Buckhorn Road in Orange County, North Carolina, Sunday, Sept. 18.

According to documents obtained by The North Carolina Beat, Woods had a gunshot wound to the left side of her neck, while Clark had gunshot wounds to the head and thigh areas.

Two men said they were riding their four-wheelers putting out Deer corn when they discovered the teens’ bodies, according to a 911 call first obtained by The North Carolina Beat.

For the last two weeks, we have been working closely with sources close to the investigation that helped us identify the suspect, and on Monday morning, the suspect’s identity was confirmed by court records.

Officials in Orange County have been tight-lipped about the suspect’s identity and information about the case.

On Monday, Sept. 26, Orange County Interim District Attorney Jeff Nieman filed a protection order in the case to seal it so the media and public could not request any information related to the case that would typically be public records under N.C. GS 132-1.


On Oct. 5, Orange County Sheriff’s Office announced that the suspect, who they say is responsible for killing Lyric Woods and Devin Clark, had been taken into custody.

The North Carolina Beat has identified the alleged suspect as 17-year-old Issiah Ross of Middletown, Deleware.

17-year-old Issiah Ross
17-year-old Issiah Ross
17-year-old Issiah Ross

According to the students we spoke with, Ross attended the same school as Clark, Eastern Alamance High School, for a short period.

After Woods and Clark were found on Sunday, Sept. 18, Ross dropped 5 songs on his Soundcloud the next day.

One song he dropped is called “Glass,” where Ross talks about riding around in a Ford with a “new Glock” and aiming for the head.


Another song Ross dropped on Monday, Sept. 19, is called “In The Akorn I Trust,” where he says he got so much red in his car it’s like he’s sipping on blood, having the blood in his Acura and that he got some shit, he cannot talk about.


Sources tell The North Carolina Beat that Ross was finding himself in trouble in Middletown, Delaware, so he moved to North Carolina with his mother for a new start.

The motive of this double homicide remains unknown.

We will continue to update you on this case and developments. 

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  5. If it went to court Monday then some of the information is public at this point. People want justice for these two kids and sounds like one person here is the suspects family or something. Fighting real hard to make sure justice isn’t found at all. You talk a lot of shit without any facts… If not the 17 year old then who? Time to talk if you know. Takes a lot to arrest a 17 year old for homicide in NC. The Sheriff ain’t too far off I can bet you on that. Got some others in mind that need to ride that train to hell with this POS? If so fess up with your big a*s mouth.

    • A*s crack , that name suites you lol !! If you think this justice system is not crooked then your dumb a*s is def an a*s Smdh ….. the fact is YOU TALK AND SO DOES EVERYONE ELSE WITHOUT KNOWING FACTS , how f*****g dumb do you sound , this whole f*****g group DOES NOT HAVE FACTS you go off speculations , all the damn scenarios that I’ve been hearing , the shit is a joke!! And wtf does it matter who I am I AM A MOTHER WITH CHILDREN and I def don’t go off of what ifs… like you do AssCrack lol that name gets me. How do you know it wasn’t someone close to the girl? Maybe this 17 yr old was forced in something HOW THE F**K DO WE KNOW, but does anyone consider that??? Nope sure don’t you just point the finger yet you have 3 pointing back at you, I heard that the family of the boy that died has bags and bags of guns , who knows what he was into! But yet it’s the 17 yr old ??? The fact of the matter is this NOBODY KNOWS SHIT !!! Including me and yes I DO WANT JUSTICE idiot why wouldn’t I ….. lol you just sound very dumb POS , the fact that you riding this train without facts or even being directly affected is f*****g hilarious to me!! And yes I have a BIG A*S MOUTH your right about that shit wtf you gon do about it ?!?! So the f**k do you …. Sit your raggedy a*s down somewhere

    • And here’s another speculation to add to your crazy a*s list without knowing, let’s do it maybe Antwan Bryant aka Moe which is the ex boyfriend of the mother has something to do with it, I mean I heard he was BIG BIG mad that her son was around and had been trying to get rid of him and then she finally left him because of him being physically abusive to her ….. maybe he was the unknown person 🤷🏼‍♀️ Wtf knows but hey since we all throwing SHIT OUT how bout that for your ASSCRACK A*S LOL

  6. Convicted felon telling the story haahaa get it right !!! Trying to make a name for yourself, but you’ll always be a puppet used of the enemy!! And how bout you kiss my butt 💯 Your gonna look and feel STUPID when the truth comes out !!!

    • Do you know who killed my friends kid? If so speak out! And don’t air this guys laundry! That’s none of your business and irrelevant here. This world is so full of hate and quick to point the finger. This kid Issah… he knows what he did. Listen to the songs. It makes me cringe! I feel the fear those kids went through. Put yourself in those kids shoes! This is serious. Not a time to scrape dirt on someone that’s reporting this. You’re right! The truth will come.out! If you wanted to be a detective go to but stop spreading hate!

      • First of all “ ANONYMOUS lol your the one to talk about secrets yet your identity is hidden lol talk about the pot calling the kettle black!!! IF I knew I would say so dummy ,justice should be served wtf you think ? Lmfao you have the nerve talking about DONT air his business yet you are blasting someone else without even knowing shit, IF I was you I would watch your mouth ! you yourself know nothing !not a dayum thing about shit but what the cops are saying yet you are crucifying a 17 yr old who has yet to actually be convicted, and wtf are you gonna do if he’s cleared of all charges? Feel stupid just like you look right now! Do you isiah ? Do you know his voice ? Do you know any mother f*****g thing about him ? You really sound dumb as f**k I’m not trying to be detective more than your sorry a*s is playing the field ARENT you her friend in FB ? Sneaky b***h !!!! Taking pics of her post just to air her and her family out GET A MOTHER F*****G LIFE !!! And I said watch your mouth the last thing we need is some more mess coming from people like you YOU STOP SPREADING SHIT YOU DONT KNOW that causes hate Trifling h*e

      • And yes this mf is a convicted felon who obviously has connects on the inside to get that document that he has ,I know lawyers that can’t get that document!! question is how did he beat his charges …. Sounds like a snake to me! But yet you defend his a*s instead smmfh get your life together boo-boo we ALL want answers and justice BUT I will not allow you to drag this shit on LIKE YOU KNOW SOMETHING OR SOMEONE

  7. If I was you I would be careful, you can get sued for defamation of character , you don’t even know if this boy is the one that actually did this, yet you have his face all over! Man of faith, yea looks more like you looking for clout! What you about 13 yrs old ? A man of God would find the truth out before ever speaking !

        • So posting a pic of a minor his name and age along with what you think is facts IS NOT DEFAMATION?!!!! Please if your child was in this boys shoes I WONDER how you would feel or act , don’t be so quick to judge your child could easily be in the news next ! But it’s always funny to drag someone else and theirs !!! But karma is a b***h and she leeks at every corner …. Yes that damn sure is defamation, then they give his moms name and info out as well !! H*e do your research


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Gerald Jackson
Gerald Jackson
Hi, my name is Gerald Jackson and I am 28-years-old. I was born and raised in Troy, Alabama. I currently reside in North Carolina. I am a Journalist, Influencer, Content Creator, and a Man of Faith! I don't shy away from the truth, always speak my mind, and before I take anything back, I'll add more to it. Follow me on my social media below to keep up with my personal life. LOL!

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