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FBI Assisting Local Police in Search for Missing Teen Skylar Neese

Skylar Neese, 16. Handout photo.

Star City, W. Va., girl Skylar Neese has been missing since July 7.  This week, Star City Police Chief Vic Propst has confirmed that the FBI is assisting with the search, but added that they have been doing so for several weeks.

On the evening of July 7, Skylar came home from her job at Wendy’s, hugged her parents and told them she loved them.  Then, her father recalls, she said she was tired and went to her room.  Surveillance footage taken from the family’s apartment complex shows Skylar leaving the apartment through a window and willingly getting into an unknown sedan.  The Huffington Post reported earlier this week that a friend of Skylar’s admitted that she picked her up, but claims that she dropped her off an hour later. The friend said Skylar asked her to drop her off away from the apartment complex so as not to wake her parents.

Skylar’s parents and friends say she was very active online and has not used any of her accounts since she disappeared. Her phone has been off since she’s gone missing, and she has not tried to access her bank account. Prior to her disappearance, Skylar, a frequent tweeter, posted a series of tweets that may have indicated dissatisfaction or unhappiness.

Skylar is described as about 5’4″ or 5’5″ tall and around 130 to 140 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing yellow shorts and a multicolored shirt. Those with any information are encouraged to call Star City Police at (304) 599-3550.

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