When Skylar turned 8, she met her first best friend Shelia whom Neese family treated like their own daughter. In 2010 Shelia met Rachel Shoaf and introduced her to Skylar. The three immediately clicked and became inseparable as BFFs.
On the day of July 5, Skylar went to her part-time job but never came back home. Her parents found out that the window screen on her room was removed and that there is a bench near it which Skylar use to escape at night.