Teen accused of killing his mom escapes California jail

ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy accused of killing his mother has escaped a Southern California jail.

Probation officials say 15-year-old Ike Souzer escaped from the Orange County Juvenile Hall and jumped a perimeter fence just after midnight Friday. The 6-foot-tall, 200-pound teen was wearing red pants and a white shirt.

Orange County sheriff’s Capt. Mike Peters says at least 60 officials are searching for Souzer.

Souzer has been in custody since he was 13, when KCBS-LA reports he was arrested on suspicion of fatally stabbing his mother, 48-year-old Barbra Scheuer-Souzer, in Garden Grove.

A Gofundme page for Scheuer-Souzer’s family says she was so good at helping her son with autism that she went back to school to help others with the condition and was about to graduate from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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