Two bodies have been found with gunshot wounds in North Carolina and are believed to belong to two teenagers who were both reported missing by their family members over the weekend.

"Through our ongoing investigation, we have information that suggests the two individuals located off Buckhorn Road yesterday are Lyric Woods, 14, and Devin Clark, 18," Orange County Sheriff Charles Blackwood said in a news release posted on Facebook Monday.

The bodies were discovered by two men on four-wheelers near a power-line easement in western Orange County in the afternoon of Sept. 18, according to the New York Post.

"Although we do not have that confirmation yet, in the absence of any other missing persons matching the descriptions of the individuals located, the tragic but logical conclusion is increasingly clear," Blackwood added about the victims' identities. "This loss is devastating for the victims' families and friends, and indeed for the entire community."

Investigators are waiting for a medical examiner to confirm the victims' identities.

"As a parent, I cannot imagine how excruciating the wait for confirmation of the victims' identity is. However, the process is important and critical to lead us to the person or persons responsible for this horrific crime," Blackwood said in a separate post Monday.

Woods, a freshman at Cedar Ridge High School in Hillsborough, was reported missing in the afternoon of Sept. 17. Her stepfather told authorities he noticed she was no longer in bed around at 10 a.m. that morning and recalled last seeing her at around 11 p.m. on Sept. 16.

The backdoor to the family's home was reportedly found unlocked on the morning of Sept. 17, and investigators believe the girl may have used it to leave the house before her disappearance.

Clark, a senior and football player at Eastern Alamance High School in Mebane, was also last seen at around 11 p.m. on Sept. 16. He was reported missing at around 1:45 p.m. on Sept. 18.

"He never hurt anybody, so for him to get done like this is — I have to have answers," the boy's mother, Tiffany Concepcion, told ABC11. "I want to get justice and I don't care where I have to go, what I have to do, who I've got to talk to, I'm going to keep going and keep doing it."

The two teenagers lived in the same neighborhood and knew each other before their bodies were found, investigators said. Their deaths are being treated as homicides.

Family members of the victims also said the two were friends.

Concepcion is convinced the victims got inside a car with a third person, whom she believes was involved in their deaths.

"Who is strong enough to carry two bodies and dump them?" Concepcion told WRAL. "We want answers."

A resident living in the area where the bodies were found reportedly heard the sound of around 20 gunshots being fired on the night of Sept. 16.

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