MORGANTOWN — The parents of Skylar Neese are suing her killers and their mothers for an undisclosed amount of money for her murder.

Earlier this summer, Dave and Mary Neese, parents of Skylar, filed a civil suit against Rachel Shoaf and her mother Patricia Shoaf and Shelia Eddy and her mother Tara Clendenen.

Eddy and Shoaf both admitted to Skylar Neese’s murder. In July 2012, Shoaf and Eddy picked up Neese from her Star City residence. The three drove to Pennsylvania, where Shoaf and Eddy attacked and stabbed Neese to death. They left her body in a wooded area, and her remains weren’t found until six months later when Shoaf confessed to police.

Shoaf pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and was sentenced to 30 years in prison. Eddy later pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison, though she will be eligible for parole after 15 years.

According to the lawsuit, Eddy and Shoaf “willfully, maliciously, deliberately and unlawfully” murdered Skylar Neese.

As a result of the action, the family suffered mental anguish, the loss of expected income, funeral and burial experience. Skylar Neese also suffered conscious pain and suffering before her death.

The suit also accuses the defendants of negligence/reckless concealment. Shoaf and Eddy provided false and misleading information, and because of their lies, it took more than six months to find the remains. Dave and Mary Neese suffered “intense and extreme” mental anguish as a result of the long delay in finding Skylar’s body.

The lawsuit alleges negligent supervision by Clendenen and Patricia Shoaf. According to the suit, the two failed to monitor their daughters’ activities, behavior and whereabouts.

In July, Clendenen filed her answer to the lawsuit, the only defendant to file one as of late last week. In response, Clendenen states that the complaint fails to state a claim in which an award may be granted and should be dismissed. She also states the actions were the acts of others and not the direct or proximate result of her actions.

Clendenen also asserts that the Neeses’ parental responsibilities were the same as hers and therefore they may be barred by comparative and/or contributory negligence. There were other defenses asserted as part of the response.