Skylar Neese was a normal teenager with big dreams. However, due to an ugly fight with friends, her life came down to nothing. Rachel Shoaf and Sheila Eddy are two best friends of Skylar. These trusted friends turn into the murders of Skylar Neese over a petty fight. The last words Skylar to her friends is that she cannot trust them as they keep doing bad things. At that time Skylar just a 16-year-old teenager lost her precious life.
Let us see the complete details of this story and why Skylar’s friends murder her.
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The Bright life of Skylar Neese before the murder
Skylar Neese is a 16-year-old student with a promising future. Like a normal teen, she loves social media and reading books. Active on social media Skylar posts many images on the platform.
Also, with a great life in college, she also has part-time work in Wendy’s. She loved working there and did not miss any day of the part-time job. Last time anyone saw Skylar was she left out with Rachel and Sheila.
The close bond of Skylar with her friends
In West Virginia Skylar, Rachel and Sheila went to the same university. Sheila and Skylar were friends from eight years old. But, Rachel Shoaf becomes a friend when joining High School University. As everyone says the trio was best friends. No one could separate the trio. They always hang out together. Skylar the only child of Neese’s household received all the love from her parents.
However, Sheila and Rachel did not belong to a loveable family. With divorced parents, they did have a tough time. As an only child, Skylar receives all the encouragement and love from her parents. However, Neese’s parents showered the same love for Sheila and Rachel. They did treat these girls as their own daughters.
Mary Neese’s words about Skylar and her friends
Everyone knew how inseparable Skylar and her friends were. At the same time, Mary Neese gave all the emotional support to the girls. Skylar did have a long friendship with Sheila. Due to this, she was always trying to save Sheila from all the troubles. Skylar always gives advice to Sheila as Mary Neese says in an interview. Moreover, she describes Sheila as a fun and crazy girl doing silly things.
From Mary’s words, it is understandable how much she trusted her friend of Skylar. Mary Neese was nothing less than a mother to Skylar’s friends. However, the murder of Skylar by Rachel and Sheila did not kill an innocent life but shatters trust and more. Mary gave Sheila more freedom that she would enter their house without knocking.
When describing Rachel Shoaf, Mary says that she belongs to a strict household. However, still she managed to be wild and carefree. The freedom and trust Neese’s family had in the two girls was the grave mistake of their life. Let us see more about how Rachel and Sheila betray the trust, murder and leave a lifetime wound for Neese family.
The Devastating murder of Skylar Neese
Suddenly Skylar Neese goes missing for days. This frightens her mother and father so much they immediately seek the help of the cops. The next day Skylar was not seen at work, home or anywhere. Parents say that she did not run away from the house as it is not her type. Further, the investigation was still ongoing when one day Mary Neese received a call from Sheila. She says to Mary that Skylar went away with them to Star city. When all became high they dropped her at home.
Also, she says about dropping Skylar end of the road so that she does not want to wake them. Mary did believe the made-up story and they continue to search for Skylar as a missing person.
The probing of Rachel and Sheila
The police start the investigation into this case. They also question Rachel and Sheila as they were close friends of Skylar. The statement of these girls did differ. As the evidence points out, a car pulls away at 12.35 but Rachel and Sheila say a different time. After first questioning, the girls went their way to a camp. Now the whole city was filled with rumours.
Many heard the news of a teenager partying hard and using heroin. The teen also dies at the party and people throw her away. Many thought missing Skylar Neese is dies due to a drug overdose. However, the state police Jessica feel fishy about Rachel and Sheila. She had the feeling that these girls are hiding something big about Skylar. She could sense it as these friends of Skylar were scared to death. No arrest happens in this case for many days as there was no proper evidence.
Social media clues following the arrest
When investigator Jessica checks out social media of Skylar she could get breakthrough details. In many posts, it was clear about the tension between Skylar and her friends. Skylar Neese posts angry posts about her friends helped to know the true criminals behind this.
Also, it was weird that Rachel and Sheila did not post anything or show any grief about the missing friend. Plus, in security footage the last car in which Skylar went was clear. It is Sheila’s car in which Skylar Neese was last seen. Still, without a proper evidence cops did not charge Sheila and Rachel. However, their confession was soon about to put an end to this case.
A confession about the disturbing murder
Rachel and Sheila just teenagers could not handle the pressure of committing a murder. Soon, Sheila’s parents call 911 to report their aggressive daughter. Due to stress Sheila was screaming, beating and acting madly at her house. When cops came in Sheila spills out details about Skylar’s death. She blurts out that we stabbed Skylar. Later, Rachel joins her in confession saying it was a planned murder.
During science class they both plan to murder Skylar. On the night of the murder, these teens take knives and clothes to execute this grim act. They drive Skylar to the woods saying that they will get high and have fun. At a proper time, they were walking back behind Skylar and attacked her at the count of three.
With the knife, they stab Skylar when she tries to run they injure her knees. During her last breath, Skylar asks why? To her friends. On that night they did not murder only Skylar but her trust and love she had for them. The cops ask about the motive for the murder these murderers say that they simply did not like Skylar. Now both Rachel Shoaf and Sheila Eddy are on lifetime prison sentences.