LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a 15-year-old boy charged with stabbing his mother to death has been recaptured after escaping from a California juvenile facility.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Department announced Friday night that Ike Souzer is back in custody. Other details weren’t immediately released.
More than 80 law enforcement personnel searched for Souzer after he escaped from Orange County Juvenile Hall just after midnight Friday. The teen got onto a roof and then jumped a perimeter fence.
Souzer had been in the middle of a murder trial in the 2017 stabbing of 48-year-old Barbra Scheuer-Souzer. He was 13 when she was killed.
Steve Sentman, chief probation officer for the county, said it’s the first escape from the 434-bed facility in at least two decades.