A 15-year-old suspect accused of stabbing his mother to death two years ago has been found after he escaped from Orange County Juvenile Hall early Friday morning, authorities said.
The Orange County Sheriff's Department tweeted shortly after 9:30 p.m. that Ike Souzer is back in custody after being found at a McDonald's in Anaheim.
Souzer, who had been in custody since 2017, escaped shortly after midnight from the facility at 331 The City Drive South in Orange, according sheriff's officials. The facility is managed by the county Probation Department.
Investigators said the suspect managed to get out of a locked housing unit and make his way off of a roof and over an exterior barbed-wire fence. Surveillance footage showed him tending to his leg after scaling the fence, officials said.
Souzer was discovered missing after a routine head-count. He was described as white, about 6 feet tall, weighing 200 pounds and wearing a white shirt and red pants, the Orange County Sheriff's Department said. He may have a laceration on his left leg.
Souzer is accused of stabbing his mother, Barbara Scheuer-Souzer, to death in Garden Grove in May 2017. Garden Grove police said the teen was on trial this week.