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Who Is Rachel Shoaf, 16-Year-Old Charged With Killing Skylar Neese
Written by Andrew Forgotch
Last updated on May 02, 2013 @ 7:01PM
Created on May 02, 2013 @ 6:07PM
 
24 hours after she was arrested a lot of folks are still trying to figure out what caused 16-year-old Rachel Stoaf to stab and kill Skylar Neese.
 
On Thursday 5 News dug up some information and even talked to some of her neighbors.
 
None of Shoaf's neighbors, who knew the teenager, were willing to go on camera. However, they mentioned that the Shoaf family are the type of folks who like to keep to themselves.

Shoaf has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of her supposed best friend, Skylar Neese.
 
Dave Neese, Skylar's father, told  5 News the two went to University High School together.
 
5 News was able to find Shoaf's profile on a networking website designed for people who want to make a living in the theater industry. On the site she posted that her life revolved around theater. She also claims to have been singing, dancing, and acting her entire life.
 
A woman who answered the door at the Shoaf house on Thursday told 5 News that "they weren't accepting visitors".
 
Dave said he never noticed anything had gone wrong between Rachel and his daughter. He had some pretty choice words for Rachel on Wednesday, but felt sorry for her family.
 
"It's so heartbreaking that not only did we lose our daughter, but they have lost theirs too," Neese said. "It's heartbreaking it really is."

Another teenaged girl has been charged in this case as a juvenile.

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Mar 09, 2014 at 8:43 PM
I just heard about this case with the 3/7/2014 "Dateline" episode. It has disturbed me to no end, and literally makes me sick to my stomach. Does anyone know, if Sheila's or Rachel's parents have spoken out? I'd also love to know, if there's an address where I can send a condolence card to Skylar's family?

The point the previous poster made about not showing the smiling pic of Rachel,I understand your point, but disagree. It shows how psychotic and what a sociopath she was. To go on with her life, attending church camp shortly after, she horrifically murdered Skylar, like nothing happened, shows how truly deranged she was/is. It''s just so sick, Sheila and Rachel could be capable of such evil at such a young age. If the family and friends of Skylar happen to read this, I want you to know, Skylar touched me and I truly do feel your pain. I live in the Portland, Or. area, but if I lived closer, I'd definitely make a point of leaving flowers for Skylar. She was a gorgeous girl, I know how much you all loved her, and what happened was just so senseless and tragic. I am so sorry this happened, I wish you all the best and please know, Skylar was special and won't be forgotten. RIP beautiful Skylar.
May 07, 2013 at 2:10 PM
This was a horrible crime & I think it is inappropriate to show a picture of Rachel all smiling & happy, when Skylar's parents & real friends are mourning then death & murder of Skylar. They should be showing a picture of Rachel in handcuffs being arrested, not making it look like a joke.
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