UPDATE: Body Found in Louisiana–Strongly Believed to be Mickey Shunick


She was last seen May 19 on a surveillance video camera, riding her bike home like any other day. Today, police say they have found the body of 22-year-old Mickey Shunick.

Lafayette, LA – On the morning of August 7, 2012, investigators involved in the Mickey Shunick case received credible information as to the location of Mickey Shunick’s body. Investigators were directed to a section of property off of Louisiana Highway 10, near its intersection with Louisiana Highway 13, in Evangeline Parish. Upon going to the site, they discovered an area where a buried body was located. Working with the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office, the Lafayette Metro crime scene technicians began processing the scene with forensic experts from LSU.

At approximately 8:30 pm, the body was removed from the scene by the Lafayette Parish Coroner’s Office and transported back to Lafayette Parish. Although investigators strongly believe that the body is that of Mickey Shunick, it may take 3 days for the identification process to be completed. The investigation remains ongoing.

Margaret Bearb, the Mickey Shunick Headquarters Coordinator, released a statement from the Shunick family:

“We appreciate all the efforts of the law enforcement agencies, Searchers and Volunteers. We know that the media has reported that Mickey Shunick’s body was found in Evangeline Parish, however, as of right now, and until an official press release is made by the proper officials, we cannot report, either way, that a body found was that of Mickey.

Also, we ask that you please respect the Shunick family by allowing them the privacy they need at this time. It has been, and still is, a long journey in the search to find Mickey, so we truly feel that they deserve some time alone until they are ready to respond to the current rumor.”
Brandon Scott Lavergne, a 33-year-old registered sex offender has already been charged in Mickey’s murder as well as the murder of another woman.
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Posted on August 9, 2012, in Crime, Lafayette, Louisiana, Mickey Shunick, Missing. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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