As teenagers, the girls began attending the same high school, still the best of friends. There they met Rachel Shoaf, a tall redhead who came from a very religious home. The trio soon became close friends. And although they lived in different parts of town, the digital world of social media became their stomping ground.
In the summer of 2012 16-year-old Skylar was working at Wendy’s, a job that she appeared to enjoy. She had begun preparing for the next academic year and had already ticked two books off the required reading list. Things were not going quite so well with Shelia and Rachel, however.
Since the spring, there had been signs that the girls’ friendship was in a downward spiral. Skylar’s Twitter feed was in fact littered with obtuse references to “a two faced bitch” and the fact that her friends had been making plans that did not include her.