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ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the escape of a 15-year-old inmate charged with killing his mother (all times local):

11 p.m.

A law enforcement official said a “very good lead” led authorities about 9 p.m. Friday to a McDonald’s restaurant in Anaheim, where officers recaptured a 15-year-old boy charged with stabbing his mother to death.

Ike Souzer had escaped from a California juvenile facility earlier Friday.

Orange County sheriff’s Capt. Mike Peters also says Souzer was given medical treatment for puncture wounds on his leg that might have come from his escape.

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More than 80 law enforcement personnel searched for Souzer after he escaped from Orange County Juvenile Hall just after midnight Friday. The 6-foot-tall, 200-pound teen somehow 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.

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10 p.m.

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 6-foot-tall, 200-pound teen somehow 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.

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3:45 p.m.

The FBI and the U.S. Marshals Service have joined the hunt in California for a 15-year-old escaped inmate charged with stabbing his mother to death.

Orange County sheriff’s Capt. Mike Peters says more than 80 law enforcement personnel are searching for 15-year-old Ike Souzer, who escaped from the Orange County Juvenile Hall just after midnight Friday.

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.

The sheriff’s office released surveillance footage showing Souzer tending to an apparent wound on his leg shortly after escaping. The 6-foot-tall, 200-pound teen was wearing red pants and a white shirt.

Peters says investigators are working “to turn over every rock” to find Souza.

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10:30 a.m.

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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