A 16 year old girl named Skylar Neese went missing on July 5, 2012. She was an average girl her age living in a not so dangerous community.
She came home from work on July 5, but was never seen again. In the morning, her father noticed she missed work and wasn’t home. They called authorities and reported her missing.
He later realized a bench was positioned by her window to allow her to sneak out, and her window screen was gone. Skylar’s mother Mary then received a phone call from Shelia Eddy, Skylar’s best friend since the age of 8.
Shelia told the mother that on the night of her disappearance, the two girls and their friend Rachel Schoaf snuck out and drove around Star City. She said they got high, and dropped off Skylar at the end of her road to avoid waking up the parents.
Sheila and Rachel convinced Skylar to come with them that night, to “work on fixing their friendship.” She didn’t want to go, but she did anyway. It ended up being a fatal mistake.
3 months later on December 28, Rachel had a nervous breakdown and was sent to a psychiatric hospital. After getting out about a week later, she cracked and confessed that Shelia stabbed Skylar and murdered her.
Skylar’s blood was found in Shelia’s car, and it turns out Shelia and Rachel plotted on the murder for months.
The story continues, from True Activist:
As the girls were out of the car, Shelia and Rachel said they forgot to bring a lighter. Skylar quickly went back to the car to fetch hers. Once her back was turned, Shelia and Rachel counted to “three” and began repeatedly stabbing Skylar with the kitchen knives they brought from home.
Skylar made a desperate attempt to run but Rachel tackled her to the ground and continued assaulting her. Skylar wrestled the knife from Rachel and cut her knee with it. But Shelia wasn’t far behind. When she caught Skylar, she continued to stab her until her neck “stopped making gurgling sounds.” Skylar has stabbed a total of 50 times.
Shelia and Rachel dragged Skylar’s body to a spot where they planned to bury her. But the soil was hard and rocky, so they covered Skylar’s body with fallen branches, dirt, and rocks. Both girls returned to the car to clean themselves up and make sure that no trace of what they had done was left behind. They threw away their blood-soaked clothes, drove away, and returned to their respective homes.
But their crime caught up with them eventually. On May 1, 2013, after months of investigation, Rachel turned herself in at the Mongolia County Circuit Court. And with her cooperation, Skylar’s body was found. The discovery of her body and her blood in Shelia’s car were sufficient evidence to apprehend Shelia. And when asked why they killed Skylar Neese, Rachel’s only and chilling response was, “We just didn’t like her.
Today she is serving 30 years in prison.
What factors are influencing this type of psychopathy? What is the culture or upbringing that causes these types of situations to happen? Whatever the case, a lot of unusual strong influences are being exerted on the youth today.