ETA: my parents, almost in their 70s, drive cars that are around 20 years old & a few of my elderly neighbors have cars more like 30 years old....
Unless the perp. was in a hurry and needed to make a hasty disposal? Or this is an attempt to throw investigators off, possibly a ruse? Or he wants the bike to be found...
ETA: ...a gang banger car
But your other two musings are strong possibilities.
Someone had to go a distance to dispose of the bike in that location. 25-30 miles? Unlikely that it was some teen who came upon the bike in Lafayette and then freaked out and hid it.
1. Could be an evidence plant. But why? Only reason I can think of it to throw officers off track. Maybe they are getting close. I have always felt that the cell phone in the Holly Bobo case was a plant. It is very distracting to LE.
2. The remains are close by. Trust me, my heart holds out hope that Mickey is alive and well. My head knows this isn't so.
I found a RSO that lives along that road , he has a white 2008 ford f250 and was last verified 5/23/2012 (it looks just like the truck) I wonder if they have already looked at him? That would have been this past Wednesday.
I just tried to call the tip line but cant get through
KATC Twitter silence for nearly an hour now.
Just guessing, but the 5/23 RSO verification may have been due to Mickey's case (LE checking all RSO's). Not sure how the verification process works tho...so better to call, IMO.
Hoping LE can get workable prints off the bike. Prints on a bicycle led to the arrest of a murderer in Baton Rouge!
I have heard that if you are pulled over for something, you can be fined for having the cover, but I've never heard of LE pulling over someone for just that.
I'm getting the impression from reading the FMN FB that the tip line is staffed by volunteers and maybe is not fully covered 24x7. If so, hopefully it has voice mail or some type of callback system. Altho maybe the problem is constant busy signals due to so many tips coming in (and not enough lines)?
Sorry if this has already been posted. From LPD's website:http://www.lafayettela.gov/Police/Pr...asp?PR_Id=4677Date: 5/27/2012 Time: 3:30:00 PM
UPDATE VI: Search Continues for Missing Lafayette Woman
Lafayette, LA – Lafayette Police are confirming that Mickey Shunick’s bike has been found beneath the Whiskey Bay I-10 Bridge at Exit #127. Some local fisherman located the bike and notified police through the tips line. The entire area and the river are being searched for clues and evidence. Police are asking the public to remain out of the area so that law enforcement officials can search. The case remains under investigation.