Man charged in Sanford murders fights extradition back to NC

Billy Jo Mclean is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in connection with the case.

WILDORADO, Texas (WNCN) – A Sanford man accused of killing his wife and stepdaughter a week ago has refused extradition back to North Carolina from Texas, the Sanford Police Department said Monday.

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Billy Jo Mclean, 54, remains in custody in Oldham County, Texas, after being arrested by the FBI July 16 just before midnight at the Royal Inn in Wildorado, Texas.

Mclean is charged in the deaths of his wife, Calandra, and his 13-year-old stepdaughter, TaShonna Cameron. Firefighters found their bodies last Monday when they were called to an apartment after a resident reported smelling a strong odor of gasoline.

Investigators say Calandra Mclean’s body was found bound with duct tape and her daughter’s body was found in a bathtub.

Tobias Mclean, 17, was reported missing after the deaths of his mother and sister.

Tobias Mclean was found shortly after 10:15 p.m. Thursday in Oldham County unharmed and not with his stepfather.

The FBI said Tobais snuck out to get a snack after his stepfather fell asleep. He went to the café across the highway and learned about what happened to his mom and sister and asked someone to call 911. Authorities then came and got him before arresting Billy Jo.

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