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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Body Recovered In Pennsylvania Identified

1125 Chapline Street, Federal Building, Suite 3000 ● Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 234-0100 ● Contact: Chris Zumpetta-Parr, Public Affairs Specialist

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA - United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced today that the body recovered in Wayne Township, Pennsylvania, on January 16,
2013, has been scientifically identified as that of Skylar Neese. Neese is the Star City, West Virginia, teenager who was reported missing by her parents in July of 2012. The testing of the body was conducted by the laboratory of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The investigation into the disappearance of Neese and her subsequent death is ongoing.

Updated January 7, 2015