After waiting 6 months for the identification of remains found in Pennsylvania, the FBI announced on Wednesday that the remains were of missing teen, Skylar Neese. Neese's remains were found in Greene County in southwestern Pennsylvania in a remote area in Wayne Township. The remains were found in January and the FBI confirmed on Wednesday they belonged to Skylar, reports MetroNews.
Skylar Neese, 16, from Star City, W.V. was last seen on July 7, 2012. She had returned from Wendy's that evening and went to bed, but was gone the next morning. Surveillance footage from apartments near her home show Skylar climbing out of the window around midnight and getting into a car that was determined to belong to one of her friends.
The friend admitted to picking up Skylar, but the friend said she dropped her off an hour later down the street so the car didn't wake anyone up. There was no footage of Skylar returning.
In November 2012, grand jury hearings were held regarding Skylar's disappearance. According to Equities, names of the people who have been questioned or those they could question in the future could not be divulged because of the privacy afforded to the proceedings.
"There are people who know where she's at and they're not talking," said State Police Cpl. R. Gaskins.
Last month, her parents celebrated her 17th birthday by holding a candlelight vigil, reports the Trib Live.
An investigation into her death is underway.