The bill called Skylar’s Law is on its way to the desk of Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin for his signature.

The House of Delegates gave approval to technical changes the state Senate made in the legislation.

The bill would expand the state’s Amber Alert system to include any child who has disappeared and is believed to be in danger.

Skylar Neese, 16, of Monongalia County was last seen alive last summer when she got into a waiting car after leaving her family’s Star City home.  She was initially considered a runaway so an Amber Alert was not issued for her. Her remains were found back in January. Federal authorities are investigating her death.

Skylar’s father, Dave, talked with lawmakers earlier in the session.

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  • WVIRGINIAN FOR LIFE

    So we have a murderer running lose in the state. Where are we in the investigation?