12 episodes

After midnight on July 6th, 2012, three teenage girls walked into the thick Appalachian woods somewhere along the Mason-Dixon line. Hours later, under the glow of a nearly full moon, only two walked out.

The very last time Dave and Mary Neese saw their only child Skylar was in a grainy black-and-white video. In it, she's sneaking out of her ground-floor bedroom in the middle of the night, her purse over her shoulder, her brown hair swinging as she hurries across the small parking lot to a waiting car.

What happened to Skylar Neese has become gothic American lore: the odd girl out in a vicious teenage triangle. But in the ten years since that fateful night beneath the West Virginia stars, a fuller portrait of what happened has emerged. From award-winning journalists Justine Harman and Holly Millea comes a gripping 10-part series featuring Skylar's family, closest friends, and law enforcement who lived the case—and are still living it.

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    • 4.7 • 113 Ratings

After midnight on July 6th, 2012, three teenage girls walked into the thick Appalachian woods somewhere along the Mason-Dixon line. Hours later, under the glow of a nearly full moon, only two walked out.

The very last time Dave and Mary Neese saw their only child Skylar was in a grainy black-and-white video. In it, she's sneaking out of her ground-floor bedroom in the middle of the night, her purse over her shoulder, her brown hair swinging as she hurries across the small parking lot to a waiting car.

What happened to Skylar Neese has become gothic American lore: the odd girl out in a vicious teenage triangle. But in the ten years since that fateful night beneath the West Virginia stars, a fuller portrait of what happened has emerged. From award-winning journalists Justine Harman and Holly Millea comes a gripping 10-part series featuring Skylar's family, closest friends, and law enforcement who lived the case—and are still living it.

    Skylar Is Missing | Chapter 1

    Skylar Is Missing | Chapter 1

    Star City, West Virginia. Sixteen-year-old Skylar Neese disappears into the night, just after the July 4th holiday, 2012.

    • 37 min
    The Day After | Chapter 2

    The Day After | Chapter 2

    July 6, 2012, the first day without Skylar, was complicated. After a strange summer, Shelia and Rachel return to University High School for their junior year.

    • 27 min
    Dear Diary | Chapter 3

    Dear Diary | Chapter 3

    As law enforcement circle Shelia and Rachel, a group of digital vigilantes begin to kick up dust. Officers learn more about the girls from their private journals.

    • 29 min
    Hunger Games | Chapter 4

    Hunger Games | Chapter 4

    It's a bleak Christmas for the Neeses, who go to extreme lengths to find their daughter. An examination of the past reveals warning signs.

    • 28 min
    "They Know" | Chapter 5

    "They Know" | Chapter 5

    A last ditch effort to extract information from Shelia goes awry; Rachel returns to the scene of the crime.

    • 28 min
    Silent Snow, Secret Snow | Chapter 6

    Silent Snow, Secret Snow | Chapter 6

    As prosecutors build their case from Rachel's shocking confession, Shelia keeps up with her social calendar. Dave and Mary finally get some answers.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
113 Ratings

113 Ratings

Kayls24601 ,

Great show, so tragic

Thoroughly enjoyed this show it was written a presented so well.

It’s nice to hear how respectful the reporter was and how close all these people got together and how the story came together.

It’s awful that the Rachel & Sheila did what they did. It’s sad they felt that they had to kill Skylar to prevent them from being outed. I feel in my personal opinion that that was just an excuse I don’t think they really knew why they wanted to do it.

I really do feel for the family.

Whilst Skylar is gone I feel like she has brought so many people together.

So sad, but brilliantly written, researched and presented.

Full props the team for the respect and compassion they showed Skylars family and Skys memory.

Redmist38 ,

Tragic Story.

A tragic story, beautifully written.

user124a754 ,

Homophobic

Good podcast, heartbreaking story well told but so much homophobia

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