It’s been one month since the shocking discovery of the two little girls killed just down the road from their homes.
Now the community of Weleetka is struggling to come to terms with what happened and why no one has been arrested.
For the families of Skyla Whitaker and Taylor Paschal-Placker not knowing who killed their little girls is upsetting and frustrating.
For the first time, Skyla’s Father breaks his silence to Fox 23’s Abbie Alford about the loss of his daughter and her friend Taylor.
As Skyla’s father William Whitaker walks down the dirt road, the same dirt road where Skyla and Taylor were killed, he feels something land on him,
"See it, it landed on me, it landed right here on my….” A butterfly lands on his heart. William says Skyla loved butterflies.
So to honor her, he’s wearing a memorial t-shirt so everyday both girls are remembered.
As he continues to walk, and this walk, as pretty as it is, is still a painful reminder the killer is out there.
"I can understand why they would walk here … It's beautiful."
But now the walk leads back to what life for this family used to be like when Skyla was still alive and vibrant.
William says the most painful part is at home, "I get up in the morning. I'll look over where she slept. All curled up in a sleeping bag part of the time where she would watch TV all night. She's not there, she's not there," says William.
As much pain as this father is in he knows he has to take steps forward to begin what is a long journey a head of him.
"The smallest step, that's something you have to do.” As he continues to take bigger steps William says, “I don't know if it's closer to finding an answer or if it's closer to mending my heart."