Autistic 15-Year-Old Who Allegedly Killed Mom Escapes Prison

An autistic teenage boy accused of killing his mother in 2017 escaped from a California juvenile prison, The Orange County Register reports. Ike Souzer, 15, reportedly escaped from Orange County Juvenile Hall at around 12:10 a.m. Friday morning and it was not immediately clear to police how he escaped. “He was in a locked room and then he got outside of that room and made his way outside of our facility by climbing over a fence,” Chief Probation Officer Steve Sentman said in a news conference Friday. Prison staff reportedly discovered he was missing during a room count.

Souzer was reportedly arrested after he stabbed his mother, Barbara Scheuer-Souzer, and left her to die in front of their home. As Scheuer-Souzer was dying, she reportedly told police her then-13-year-old son stabbed her. Police found Souzer in an alley soon after and was reportedly in custody ever since. According to the Register, the 15-year-old is a white male who is about six feet tall and 200 pounds. He is reportedly believed to be wearing a white t-shirt and red pants with a wound on his leg.