House Unanimously Passes Skylar's Law, Neese's Father Thankful
Written by Andrew Forgotch
Last updated on March 27, 2013 @ 7:09PM
Created on March 27, 2013 @ 12:53PM
A bill named after a Monongalia County teenager whose body was found in Pennsylvania earlier this year is one step closer to becoming a law.
On Wednesday the full House of Delegates approved Skylar's Law with a unanimous vote.
Sklar Neese was last seen alive getting into a car in front of her Star City home last summer.
Neese's remains were eventually found in January in Pennsylvania.
Police initially classified Neese as a runaway so an Amber Alert wasn't issued. That's because an alert is only sent out when a child has been abducted and believed to be in danger. Skylar's Law would open up those restrictions.
Dave Neese, Skylar's father, said he knew something had gone wrong when his daughter first went missing. That's also why he's been instrumental in pushing the legislation named after his daughter.
On Wednesday when Dave found out that members of the house passed Skylar's law he told 5 News he was relieved. He said no other family should have to go through what he's experienced.
"If you get all the tools and all the resources that you need and start the search then I think it would beneficial to have this done," Neese said.
That bill now moves onto the Senate.
At this point, no one has been charged in playing a role in Skylar Neese's death.
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