I'm coming in on this a little late in the game, I apologize if another contributor has already touched on this point.
If you go to 224 St. Landry on Google street view and head toward Circle K you quickly come across a pickup that pretty much matches the pic of one they're looking for. Has anybody seen that?
When was said on the chat that Mickey's cell phone was turned off? Time if anyone remembers.
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According to Amanda, they think the bike was placed there the same day/early morning.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. ~ Aristotle
The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.
To solve this problem, they instruct the posts to stop so they can pursue suspect with a required level of secrecy.
The same can be said for the official searches.
Y'know, i've been thinking... on the abduction angle - if Mickey was bumped & then accepted a ride - I don't think she'd have gotten into the truck if there were more than one occupant. If she did, it would be hard for that driver to subdue her while driving, unless it were at gunpoint.
To me, if it were planned, if she were bumped, chloroform may have been involved. Works quickly and if you get someone in a headlock, she could have been knocked out and in the truck w/ bike in 30 seconds flat.
Above is the truck in question. It has been identified as a white 2007 or later Chevy z71. It was following Mickey on St Landry. The owner has not come forward.
This is also a white Chevy z71. It drove east on St Landry soon after Mickey and the first Chevey drove west. Are they the same truck? That seems to be a fundimental question. We definitly get a better view of this truck and are able to identify more details. I do not claim to be a "car guy" but it does look to be a mid to late 2000s Chevy Silverado Crew Cab with a distinctive gas cap cover. I would think that an expert with better copies of the photo could tell if they are the same, and if they are, be able to get a very clear description of the vehicle.
If they are the same, there can't be that many of that particular model in the Lafayette/Baton Rouge area. This would have been near $50K new and still worth around $25K. Even if the driver doesn't come forward, I'll bet the guy has plenty of friends or co-workers who know he drives that P/U. Someone will drop a dime on him soon enough.
If they are different, it might be harder to pin down the exact model making the haystack a little bigger to sort through. It will increase the chance of the driver of the east bound truck coming forward and he may have either seen something suspicious or just noticed a truck very similar to his passing him on St Landry.
At this point, I don't see how anyone who was driving a white Chevy z71 near the Circle K on St Landry that night around 1:40 AM is not aware that his truck has gotten famous.
Ms. McElfresh on LE's determination that the bike wound up in Whiskey Bay soon after Mickey's disappearance: currently "it's a best-guess scenario," she thinks.