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W.Va. parents cancel protest over daughter’s body

Jun. 24, 2013 @ 12:43 PM

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The parents of a slain West Virginia girl have canceled a protest in Pennsylvania after receiving assurances that they will be able to see her body within a week.

Dave Neese says the Monongalia County prosecutor’s office called him and convinced him to call off the protest.

Neese and his wife, Mary, had planned to travel to Pennsylvania and protest outside the office of Greene County Coroner Gregory Rohanna on Monday. They said Rohana wouldn’t return their daughter Skylar to West Virginia or give them access to her body.

Rohanna didn’t immediately return messages.

Sixteen-year-old Rachel Shoaf has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the slaying last July in Wayne Township, Pa. She told police she planned the murder with another girl, who hasn’t been identified.