16-year-old Skylar Neese disappeared after sneaking out of her West Virginia home on July 6, 2012. She wanted to hang out with close friends that night, so she climbed out of her window and got into a car with them.
The teen never returned. Six months later, two girls who had been her best friends told police they stabbed Skylar to death. The girls told police they left her body on the side of the road covered with branches.
One friend, Rachel Shoaf, left for church camp the day after the murder. The second girl's name has not been made public because she is a juvenile.
That other friend stayed in town after her friend's disappearance. She hung missing posters and comforted the family before the body was discovered. Skylar's dad told CNN's Randi Kaye their family thought her friend " ...was so upset and missed Skylar so much, and to find she murdered her makes me sick."
Skylar's father, Dave Neese, told Randi the suspects were close with his daughter. He described the girls as "inseparable" best friends. "They were together all the time. Especially the one that hasn't been named yet. She had just got back from vacation with her the week before this. She'd been best friends with her since she was 8 years old ... it's sick!" he said.
Rachel told police the reason she murdered her friend was because they didn't want to be friends with her anymore. Dave Neese said that explanation is 'sick.' In a statement to Skylar's parents Rachel's family said: "We are at a loss for words to comfort your pain. We were shocked to learn of our daughter's involvement ... in Skylar's death ... We know her actions are unforgivable and inexcusable."
The grieving father had a message for the two former friends, "Rot in hell ... I want them to go through the pain and agony my daughter went through. I want them to have no life because Skylar doesn't have one."
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