ORANGE COUNTY, CA. (THECOUNT) — Ike Souzer, the California teen suspected of killing his own mother, Barbara Scheuer-Souzer, has escaped from Orange County Juvenile Hall early Friday.

An intense search is on for Souzer, 15, who fled the facility located at, 331 The City Dr. S in Orange, after approximately 12:00 a.m., according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.


Officials say the teen may have a sizeable laceration on his leg. It is unclear if the injury was as a result of the escape.

No other details about the escape were immediately available.

Souzer was arrested after allegedly stabbing his mother to death in Garden Grove back on May 4, 2017, Garden Grove Police Department Lt. Carl Whitney confirmed to KTLA on Friday.

Scheuer-Souzer, 47, was found by a neighbor covered in blood out outside her home in the 11000 block of Gilbert Street, police said at the time. She had been stabbed multiple times in the stomach.

Before she died, Scheuer-Souza had identified her son — then 13 — as the attacker, according to investigators.

Police did not identify the boy at the time due to his age.

Souzer is described as white, approximately 6-feet tall and weighing about 200 pounds, sheriff’s officials said. He possibly has a cut on his left leg.

The teen was last seen wearing a white shirt and red pants.

More information is expected to be released at a news conference the Sheriff’s Department is holding at 10 a.m.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call police at 911 immediately.

Geo quick facts: Garden Grove is a city in northern Orange County, California, United States, located 34 miles southeast of the city of Los Angeles in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. The population was 170,883 at the 2010 United States Census – Wikipedia.