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Remains Found In Evangeline Parish Believed to Be Mickey Shunick

Mickey Shunick
Mickey Shunick, KPEL

LAFAYETTE, La. (KPEL) — Lafayette Police believe they have found the body of missing Mickey Shunick.

Investigators are at a small cemetary off of Highway 10 just outside of Mamou.

Lafayette Police Corporal Paul Mouton says they have found the remains of a body that they believe is that of Mickey Shunick.

Shunick disappeared May 19. She was last seen on surveillance camera near the Lafayette City-Parish Consolidated Government building at the corner of St. Landry Street and University Ave. A white truck is seen driving behind her in the camera footage. Police say Lavergne was driving that truck.

Shunick’s bike was discovered a week later underneath an Interstate 10 overpass in a swampy area of the Whiskey Bay. Police say the rear tire of the bike had damage consistent with being hit from behind.

After what appeared to be weeks of inactivity in the case, a tip from a concerned citizen led to the search ofLavergne’s trailer in St. Landry Parish, and he was arrested and charged with first degree murder and aggravated kidnapping.

Police say Lavergne drove the truck seen on surveillance video to San Jacinto, Texas, and burned it. He then reported the truck stolen and bought a new truck similar to the one he burned.

Court documents filed last week by the Lafayette Parish District Attorney’s Office indicate police had placed a tracking device on Lavergne’s truck. Police have said for weeks they can place Lavergne near the intersection of St. Landry Street and University Avenue as well as at the Whiskey Bay. They have not released how they know that for sure, though.

We will bring you the latest details as soon as they are released.

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