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    I can't get editing to scroll down on my phone- please ignore the grammar errors in my previous post. And I gotta learn to proofread!

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    Just a little tip that my mom told me a long time ago. I believe she took a self defense class and the police man showed them a picture of a city street and a picture of a creepy desolate forest. Where would you rather die? He told them that if someone ever tries to threaten you with a gun or knife and make you go with them, you fight and tell them they'll just have to shoot or stab you right there in the street or parking lot. You have a better chance of survival, being found, and LE catching the perp.
    It certainly would have helped Mickey.

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    chicken fried...going by the terrain under the bridge, do you think investigators might have been able to detect tire tracks, footprints?
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    Looking at Google Earth at the above coordinates, I see a problem with the pull-over-and-dump scenario. Look at the bridge as it crosses the river. That's where it gets very narrow, with no shoulder to pull over! Remember how many bad wrecks happen on that bridge? Got stuck once for 6 hours a few years back after two trucks tangled at the top.

    To have dumped the bike so it landed under the bridgel, the perp would had to have stopped IN the traffic lane - liable to be rear-ended at any second by traffic coming from behind.

    Maybe the perp had to walk it under the bridge after all. After all, look at the map - the trees are cleared. He could have carried - or driven - the bike back under the bridge.

    Remembering how there is absolutely no shoulder there - just two lanes - how could he have stopped to throw the bike over?!
    it can be done. Watch the live feeds at 3 am (assuming it was dumped right after she was abducted) there is like zero traffic there at 3 am. And I don't know but it seems like they were really pushing it by where it is because a local would know that people go there to fish and etc. Abducted Mickey -maybe not a local. Maybe took the bike maybe not. Whoever dumped the bike is probably not a local. A local knows that's a fishing spot and on big old memorial day weekend!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 'Ailina View Post
    I believe it was criminal profiler Pat Brown (in her interview with Jane-Velez Mitchell) who said, "Find the bike, find Mickey...It's all on the bike." (paraphrased by me)
    Hmm. That's curious. I wonder if it's because his taking the bike makes Pat Brown think the bike is important to him.

    I'm disturbed about the idea that this location is where a serial killer left his victim. I hope that isn't a message (as in mind game with the bike).

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    Quote Originally Posted by bitizen View Post
    Right, I'm agreeing with you. Just a picture to confirm for people not familiar with the area. Apologize for the misunderstanding.
    And I wasn't disagreeing with you - just being emphatic :-)

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    So Mickey had finished her semester at school, correct?
    I ask this as the perp could be a student that is finished also and is on their way home to another state by now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artis View Post
    Hmm. That's curious. I wonder if it's because his taking the bike makes Pat Brown think the bike is important to him.

    I'm disturbed about the idea that this location is where a serial killer left his victim. I hope that isn't a message (as in mind game with the bike).
    I believe she was referencing the fact a bike is such a liability to an abductor.

    Definitely look up the show transcript. It's worth a read. I don't know what date it aired, but you should be able to find the link to the transcripts on JVM's website.

    Hope that helps...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Artis View Post
    Hmm. That's curious. I wonder if it's because his taking the bike makes Pat Brown think the bike is important to him.

    I'm disturbed about the idea that this location is where a serial killer left his victim. I hope that isn't a message (as in mind game with the bike).
    Is there a video of this online? I tried Googling "pat brown mickey shunick" but came up empty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 'Ailina View Post
    chicken fried...going by the terrain under the bridge, do you think investigators might have been able to detect tire tracks, footprints?
    We don't know where the bike was found. If it was in the woods, then there should be footprints, yes, in the grass between the little road under the bridge and the woods. Very possibly there are footprints.


    Are you able to view Google Earth? Very helpful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 'Ailina View Post
    I believe she was referencing the fact a bike is such a liability to an abductor.

    Definitely look up the show transcript. It's worth a read. I don't know what date it aired, but you should be able to find the link to the transcripts on JVM's website.

    Hope that helps...
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    Quote Originally Posted by crocus View Post
    Who is out and about that time of morning? Speaks of 'younger' group to me. Bar crowd, etc.......
    As was mentioned last night (by a newbie local - it was their first post iirc - i'm sorry i forget their handle) there was the Louisianime Convention http://www.louisianime.com/site/

    Schedule: http://www.louisianime.com/site/wp-c...hedule2012.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by bitizen View Post
    Is there a video of this online? I tried Googling "pat brown mickey shunick" but came up empty.
    I just read the transcript of the show. It should still be available on JVM's website.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chicken fried View Post
    You must be a night-owl, like me. This has been on my mind every day... as I work, I just turn it over and over. I'm waiting for a moment when I can go help again.. The biggest thing as I drive around town is to find that Caddy with the messed up right-rear fender. I'm going to look a couple places tomorrow. It seems I'm not the only one who has seen the beat-up Caddy; we need that guy as a witness.
    I think it's FANTASTIC that you are making this a mission. Great idea hitting the gas stations in the hood, too. I think you'll find this car and it's owner.


    In the photo of the overpass where Mickey's bike was found is a paved surface road. What makes you think the perp didn't drive in on that road? he didn't necessarily have to come from I-10. Looking at the map, I see all kinds of roads in there.

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    Ok, I've read Every. Single. Post. on these boards here since this happened and heard many theories but I am still stuck like glue on my initial theory.

    I think it's possible the car and the white truck were working in tandem.

    I see them both as predator sharks. The pond they're initially swimming in is over there near 100 Ryan Street. Watching. Waiting. It's their home pond and they know it real well. They know there's an especially appealing potential prey that rides a bike many times late at night, with flashing lights on it. Heck, they could have both been parked at that old Langlinais grocery across Congress Street from Ryan when she took off.

    I think they (or just one of them) followed her and abducted her. They didn't have to take the exact route; they could have taken Congress up to University knowing they would intersect at some point. No goods, up to no good, at 2 am in the morning, waiting for marks. Local. No nefarious serial killer involved, just really bad actors that live in the area.

    Again, I fall back on Occam's Razor. She was in proximity to a really really bad area of town right across Congress Street from Ryan Street. An area where people watch, a lot. Chicken Fried, I'd like your take on this, you know the area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tarabull View Post
    As was mentioned last night (by a newbie local - it was their first post iirc - i'm sorry i forget their handle) there was the Louisianime Convention http://www.louisianime.com/site/

    Schedule: http://www.louisianime.com/site/wp-c...hedule2012.pdf
    Such an unfortunate confluence of events in Lafayette.... kids partying for graduation, the carnival, with lots of strangers, and then the anime convention.....

    I hope I don't offend anyone, but there is a very twisted side to anime, and a certain violent pornographic element. My cousin was into anime and he was an odd duck. If I were to pick between the carnys and the amine folk for a stranger abduction, I pick anime every time.

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    http://newsblaze.com/story/201205231.../topstory.html

    3rd paragraph.

    Sorry, this is in regards to the Pat Brown/JVM "find the bike" statement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Billiam View Post
    Which is a gravel road that requires extensive knowledge, let's hope he didn't travel these roads.
    It was pointed out earlier in the thread that the truck "looked dirty" like as in gravel road.

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    It may have already been mentioned...
    It is always possible that someone found the bike abandoned and stole it... then panicked when they realized who it was connected to.
    Especially if the person who took it already had a criminal history which might make them look suspicious.

    We had a case in Utah where a girl disappeared on her bike.
    They did not know where she went because they couldn't find her bike.

    Ultimately someone came forward and said they had taken the bike after finding it abandoned at a hiking spot.
    Instead of calling to report an abandoned bike... they stole it. They ultimately came forward and searches were done in the area.

    She was found deceased from a fall.
    It was a simple hiking accident... but she didn't die instantly.
    Had those people not taken her bike... she may have been found alive.

    Obviously Mickey didn't go for a hike...
    But if she was abducted and her bike WAS left... it's possible someone unconnected stole it before she was reported missing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schmidty View Post
    If I am him and I am local, and I have her stashed somewhere in Lafayette I know the heat is on. I would want to turn down the heat and the one way I would do that is to dump her bike somewhere headed out of town to hopefully get people to thinking I left.

    Pardon my generalization but I don't attribute great intelligence or critical thinking to someone who would grab a girl off the street at 2 am.
    Yes, this. It could be a case of "Look over here!" to send the searches looking in the wrong place. Or not - and that's the problem. All speculation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Creole Sleuth View Post
    Gypsy Road, it has been confirmed that it was her bike that was recovered.
    Thanks Creole Sleuth, and Welcome to WS!

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    Mickey's story first aired on JVM on May 22. You'll find Pat Brown's comments in-text.

    http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIP...2/ijvm.01.html
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    I agree, anime is some weird carp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artis View Post
    I think it's FANTASTIC that you are making this a mission. Great idea hitting the gas stations in the hood, too. I think you'll find this car and it's owner.


    In the photo of the overpass where Mickey's bike was found is a paved surface road. What makes you think the perp didn't drive in on that road? he didn't necessarily have to come from I-10. Looking at the map, I see all kinds of roads in there.
    I'm not the only one who's seen that Caddy during my daily travels. That means he's out there, and may not even be aware that the police want to know what he may have seen. I'm spreading the word among the blacks because I am convinced that the driver is black, and they are shaken up, too. A local girl is a local girl.

    As far as roads... yes.... little ones. He could have come all the way down from Krotz Springs on the levee road (975) on the east of the river. He also could have taken 105 on the west side. What he couldn't have done very easily, without risk, is to stop on I-10 and pitch it over. As said upthread, he could have done it at 3 a.m. But maybe it wasn't 3 a.m. Any other time, he gets a semi up his butt if he stops there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 'Ailina View Post
    chicken fried...going by the terrain under the bridge, do you think investigators might have been able to detect tire tracks, footprints?
    I was thinking along those lines too. A Z71 is a 4 wheel drive truck, perfectly capable of making the drive up and down from under the bridge and would have certainly left tire tracts.

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