Written by Andrew Forgotch
Last updated on March 31, 2013 @ 12:31PM
Created on March 29, 2013 @ 5:14PM
It's a story that's every parents worst nightmare.
As horrifying as the details surrounding the death of Skylar Neese have been it's also managed to tug at the heart strings of a lot of folks.
Holley Funovitz is now trying to make sure the teenage's parents have enough money to bury their daughter.
Neese went missing last July. The 16-year-old's remains were found earlier this year in Pennsylvania.
On March 13, federal officials confirmed that the remains were those of the missing Star City teenager.
Funovitz told 5 News she never got to know Syklar, but the story surrounding her death is really depressing. She said as a fellow parent she couldn't imagine what Neese's parents are going through.
Funovitz, a Morgantown resident, has a handful of fundraisers in the works to try and help the Neese family cover any expenses they might have.
She's selling bracelets that read "In Loving Memory of Sklyar Neese". The bracelets are also red and yellow, the colors of University High School, where Sklyar was a student.
Funovitz said she already has sold more than 700 of them, and the orders are still pouring in.
"It feels really good to help them (Skylar's family)," Funovitz said. "I know they need the love and support. "
Funovitz has also planned a spaghetti dinner. The dinner is set April 28th from 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. at the Ramada Inn on Scott Avenue in Morgantown.
If you would like to contact Funovitz, her email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
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