UPDATE: At around 9:00 p.m. a tip led police to a McDonald’s restaurant on Glen Oaks and Euclid in the City of Anaheim. He was treated at the scene for puncture wounds to his leg authorities said. He was not wearing the clothing that he escaped in and was peacefully taken back into custody. He is back at the Juvenile Hall at this time.
ORANGE, Calif. – Authorities are asking for the public’s help to locate a murder suspect who escaped from the Orange County juvenile hall.
The 15-year-old high-functioning autistic suspect, identified as Ike Souzer was accused of stabbing his mother, 48-year-old Barbara Scheuer-Souzer, of Garden Grove to death in the front yard of their home. Barbara was able to identify her son, then 13-years-old of the stabbing. She later died as a result of her injuries. Ike Souzer was located in a nearby parking lot and was taken into custody.
The case is in the process of being tried at this time, and a conviction has yet to be made. Souzer escaped from his locked room at the facility, located at 331 The City Drive in the City of Orange. Souzer climbed a fence to escape at around midnight on Friday, April 12, 2019. A room check at the facility led to the discover of Souzer being missing. He was later seen upon review of surveillance fleeing north on The City Drive.
A search is being conducted throughout the area and in Garden Grove, where he lived prior to his arrest. The Sheriff’s Department’s role is in the investigation and search for the escapee. He is 15 years old, white and about 200 pounds. He was last seen wearing Probation Department-issued red pants and white shirt.
If you SEE him, please call 911. If you have INFO, please call 714-637-7000.
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