What happens when your closest mates, the oldsters you perhaps perception basically essentially the most, activate you? A West Virginia teen named Skylar Neese found it out by shedding her life in July 2012. The investigators have been solely able to find her physique after getting one in all many perpetrators to confess to the crime. Lifetime’s ‘Sleeping With a Killer: Fatal Friendship’ follows the case minutely, laying down the data of the incident, the next investigation, and the aftermath in a straightforward methodology. If you need to know additional in regards to the case, along with the id and the current whereabouts of the perpetrators, you’re on the correct place. Let’s dive in!
How Did Skylar Neese Die?
Skylar Annette Neese was born on February 10, 1996, in Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia, to Mary and David “Dave” Neese. Apart from being an honors scholar at University High School, the 16-year-old teen labored part-time at an outlet of Wendy’s and aspired to show right into a felony safety lawyer. Being the one teenager, her dad and mother’ world revolved spherical Skylar. Dave reminisced, “Every night when she went to mattress she’d go, ‘Love you, Mom! Love you, Dad.” Hence, it came as a shock when she disappeared in the early hours of July 6, 2012, from her family’s Star City, West Virginia condominium.
Skylar had returned residence after working her shift on July 5, and the family had retired to their condominium after dinner. Her father found the window of her room open, and her cellphone charger throughout the room. A panicked Dave educated the police, desirous to file a missing specific particular person report. Officers from the Star City Police Department came around to check the surveillance video of the Neese condominium superior and positioned Skylar sneaking out by her mattress room window and getting proper right into a sedan on July 6, 2012, at spherical 12:30 am. They deduced that it was not a case of disappearance nonetheless that Skylar had run away.
As a finish outcome, the authorities didn’t take extra steps, along with not issuing an Amber Alert and by no means showing on an early tip that talked about recognizing Skylar in North Carolina. However, Dave continued to claim that her daughter had not run away nonetheless was a sufferer of some mishap, citing that she had even left behind her mobile phone charger. Her cousin acknowledged, “She (Skylar) has a lot of friends and is big into social networks but has not been online since she disappeared. There has been no bank activity, and her cell phone has not been turned on.”
Skylar’s family and mates printed missing posters, unfold them throughout the neighborhood, and even opened a Facebook internet web page dedicated to discovering their girl. However, all their worst nightmare obtained right here by when the investigators found the physique of a teenager in Wayne Township, merely all through the West Virginia-Pennsylvania line in Greene County, about 30 miles from Skylar’s residence, on January 16, 2013. Her physique was riddled with stab wounds, and hidden beneath rocks, mud, and twigs. On March 13, 2013, the officers launched that the physique belonged to Skylar Neese.
Who Killed Skylar Neese?
In September 2012, the West Virginia State Police and the FBI joined the look for Skylar. The investigators determined the automotive Skylar was closing seen boarding belonged to 1 amongst her mates, Shelia Rae Eddy, and questioned her. While she acknowledged choosing up the 16-year-old that night, Shelia claimed that she had dropped her down the street from her residence about an hour later. The laws enforcement officers began to interview and look into mates’ circles of Skylar.
The case cracked open when one amongst Skylar’s closest mates, Rachel Shoaf, broke down and admitted to murdering her along with their totally different pal, Shelia. All the three of them attended University High School collectively, and members of the family claimed that they shared a most intimate bond. Skylar and Shelia had been mates since every of them have been 8 years earlier, and had been acquainted with Rachel of their freshman 12 months. However, there was an underlying stress present of their equations which in the long run manifested into them killing Skylar collectively.
Rachel confessed that she and Shelia had allegedly deliberate the murder for months and picked Skylar on July 6, 2012, which means to kill her. They had gone to their regular socializing spot on the West Virginia-Pennsylvania border and stabbed Skylar in response to their plan. They had tried to bury the physique, nonetheless with the soil being too laborious, they solely coated the physique with mud and twigs. Rachel even took the investigators to the spot the place they’d buried Skylar, ensuing within the police discovering her physique after spherical 6 months after her disappearance.
Where are Shelia Eddy and Rachel Shoaf Today?
On May 1, 2013, Rachel pleaded accountable to second-degree murder costs by “unlawfully, feloniously, willfully, maliciously and intentionally causing the death of Skylar Neese by stabbing her and causing fatal injuries”. Both she and her family expressed remorse and a public apology submit her confession. In February 2014, Rachel was sentenced to 30 years in jail. According to official courtroom docket info, she, now 25, is presently held on the Lakin Correctional Center in Mason County, West Virginia with a projected launch date of April 30, 2028.
In September 2013, Shelia was acknowledged as a result of the second perpetrator of the crime and was tried as an grownup and indicted on one rely each of first-degree murder, kidnapping, and conspiracy. Though initially pleading not accountable, she modified her plea to accountable of first-degree murder sooner than her trial in January 2014. She was sentenced to life with mercy and is presently incarcerated in a cell on the Lakin Correctional Center in Mason County, West Virginia. Her inmate info state that the eligibility date for the 26-year-old is on May 1, 2028.
While the officers haven’t launched any motive behind the crime, it’s believed that Skylar had allegedly come to know of some kind of sexual relationship between Shelia and Rachel. Both the ladies have been allegedly afraid that she might go public with their secret. Skylar’s dad and mother didn’t buy that, with Mary saying, “She (Skylar) had a lot of gay and lesbian friends. It didn’t bother her.” Some of the officers involved throughout the case suppose the duo allegedly carried out the crime “for the thrill of it.”