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    LA - Mickey Shunick, 21, Lafayette, 19 May 2012 - #15

    Michaela (Mickey) Shunick
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    • [ame="http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=173725"]Mickey Shunick, 21, Lafayette; 19 May 2012 * Timeline & Media Links ONLY * [/ame]


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    • Website: Find Mickey Now

    Lafayette Police Department updates

    • Facebook link: Find Mickey Shunick Now

    • If you find and post new info here on the discussion thread, please also post that link on the Time Line & Media Links *
    • When new names - people, locations - enter the picture, please post them on this link's #tags, thanks.
    • Please do not sleuth individuals who have not been mentioned in MSM either as persons of interest or as suspects by LE.
    • Choose the links you post wisely; don't link to sites which feature bizarre speculation, etc.

    (And much thanks to queenofcorona, who started the original thread!)

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    • [ame="http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showpost.php?p=7982648&postcount=4"]Link to Bayou Becky's excellent videos[/ame] tracing possible routes Mickey might have taken toward home

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    I heard something on another blog site that a young man, who two yrs ago (he was 17 then) had an accident in Breaux Bridge, killing a 35 yr old man. (I don't have the site for the story but if you do a search you can find out about that accident) Anyway, if I understand correctly (this is 2nd hand info) the young man from BB drives a Z71 & it has some damage on it, which I understand it that he was brought in for questioning. Since he has a history of DUI & a minor @ the time of the original accident 2yrs ago, he must have had some kinda deal worked out where he was NOT in jail. Again, this is 2nd/3rd hand news.


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    I thought the first orignal pics did have time stamps... I remember because I was trying to put them in order but was just to busy in real time to concentrate. This was when they showed us the other truck to. I could be wrong.


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    Putting this youtube video on this thread too so it doesn't get lost. It's a video of how strong the current is at Whiskey Bay Pilot Channel. I'm not sure if it is like this all the time or there was a specific reason for that particular day. It was mentioned on a previous thread that divers and searchers in boats were having trouble because the current was so bad the other day. Maybe someone on here can give a better insight on it.

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    Wink which came first chicken or egg? REPOST: important

    Ok. These pictures are close in time. I was trying to figure out which came first. In the pic with truck you see a small black body part to the right; that person is going into Circle K. That person is not seen in MS picture. I think MS rode after this truck of interest. Does anyone agree with me that this truck was not following me; could not be following Mickey. If that truck had been following MS, that person would have been seen clearly going back to his car or entering Circle K.

    IS that a person? Could it be anything else?

    That person was inside of Circle K when MS went by.
    That person was going into Circle K when the truck went by. Can a stalker be looking in the rear view mirror? Could he have stopped and MS ran into him by "accident"; and that is when it all happened?

    freaks me out to think she was followed by someone looking in rear view mirror in front of her. Once he knew there were no security cameras he could have grabbed her. Can we tell who is in this truck. Ladies and gentleman, I think this man went up st landry too; and something transpired in those fields.

    MS was not followed; she was stalked from someone IN FRONT OF HER.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Labikegirl View Post
    This is my first time posting. I am an avid road cyclist cyclist born and raised in both South Texas and Louisiana. I consider Lafayette my home town. I currently live in Dallas.

    From the beginning, this case caught my attention b/c of my knowledge as a female street cyclist, a love of Lafayette, the fact that Mickey could be my daughter. As a young girl in Lafayette I rode and walked everywhere, and had a head full of platinum blonde curls.

    Two days before they found her bike I woke up in a cold sweat. I saw the Whiskey Bay exit. I knew they would find her there.

    Last night I woke up at midnight and had a sense of fear. I knew she was dead, I have known all along that they will release important info/or find her by Friday.

    Let's see if this is true.- I dont mean to seem nutty, I have known stuff all of my life. Maybe it's part of my heritage, and a saving grace. It's kept me out of a lot of bad situations.

    Here's my theory.

    On the last camera, she is coasting or slowing down. This means she is either ready to turn, anticipating one, or resting.

    Her body language does not say to me that she is ill or exhausted, just that of someone enjoying a ride. I am angry about the no helmet thing, it would have hidden the blaring fact that she was a girl, and possibly saved her life.

    As someone who has been hit on a bike, you do not stay on and hang on. If a perp hit her intentionally to grab her, she would have flown in the air or over handlebars. She does not have clips on pedals to hold her in, and in high speed crashes they do not always hold a cyclist in.

    The most common cycling injuries at low speed wearing no helmet are head injuries, broken collarbones, and what we call road rash. ( skinned knees etc)

    It is safe to presume she had an injury,most likely a head injury. She would have been out if this is so. When I was hit, I was out for an undetermined amount of time. I wore no helmet in that collision.

    If that is the case, It would have been easy to scoop her up, and grab her stuff. She would have not put up a fight at all.

    I do not think this was an accident. A drunk driver would have plowed over her. The bike has what I consider insignificant damage, easily repaired by a local bike shop.

    Even if I am wrong and she was using Brashear to get away, it was a bad choice, and on the wrong bike. ( too dark, too narrow, and a great place to end up hit or a target)

    It's way too dark, and a single speed "city bike" is no match for a car. Even with a strong, seasoned cyclist standing in the pedals and riding like hell. I could go on and on about different scenarios that would have saved her, but until you are in that situation you do not know how you will react.

    and it's not fair to assume what went through her head in those final moments, if anything at all.

    I do hope she is found. I do know this me and Pinkie ( my road bike) will be doing a silent ride of our own down the route we think she took In the next week or so.

    If nothing else to serve as a reminder that cyclists are not targets, and that Mickey matters and always will to Lafayette.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxfire View Post
    It was the rear tire of her bike with the damage, according to reports.
    Then maybe he could have stalked her from his rear view mirror and when they got to abandoned fields on St Landry she had nowhere to go and he jumped out and got her and shoved her in the truck and put her bike in the back; tried to slam that tailgate shut, which might be hard because there was stuff all in the back of the truck anyway. trying to fit a bike in there and it might not fit and he just slammed it hard to make it fit. Can a slamming tailgate shut on a bike that will not fit cause the back wheel to get bent and how much?
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    RE: rear wheel being damaged.

    Then maybe he could have stalked her from his rear view mirror and when they got to abandoned fields on St Landry she had nowhere to go and he jumped out and got her and shoved her in the truck and put her bike in the back; tried to slam that tailgate shut, which might be hard because there was stuff all in the back of the truck anyway. trying to fit a bike in there and it might not fit and he just slammed it hard to make it fit. Can a slamming tailgate shut on a bike that will not fit cause the back wheel to get bent and how much?


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    Do we have statements from LE saying they think Mickey was hit from behind? I haven't seen that link.

    As far as I know, LE stated that the truck seen in the surveillance was coming along the road after Mickey had already passed....I think they even said the word "following."


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    I posted this on the last one. I saw time stamps on pics the other day. I am sure if we could find them, that would help. I tried to put it in order but had no time. It was when they were trying to find all the vehicles still.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rpgman View Post
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    It seems like everyone is assuming the driver of the white truck is responsible for Mickey being missing. Has LE named the driver a POI? If so, I must have missed it.

    I'm hoping that because there have been some pics released, that LE has more and may already know what happened. If there's one thing I've learned following crimes for many, many years it's that we never know what LE is really up to. Like in the Lamar and Koenig cases, we can speculate till the cows come home, but when we get some truth, it's a shocker. JMO


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    Quote Originally Posted by slowlybutshelly View Post
    RE: rear wheel being damaged.

    Then maybe he could have stalked her from his rear view mirror and when they got to abandoned fields on St Landry she had nowhere to go and he jumped out and got her and shoved her in the truck and put her bike in the back; tried to slam that tailgate shut, which might be hard because there was stuff all in the back of the truck anyway. trying to fit a bike in there and it might not fit and he just slammed it hard to make it fit. Can a slamming tailgate shut on a bike that will not fit cause the back wheel to get bent and how much?

    No a tailgate will not cause a bike tire to get bent. I accidently shut the garage door on mine the other day, it's fine. My bike is well made, but far less "sturdy" than Mickey's. She has fatter tires, and the bike is generally heavier.

    Someone either hit her from behind, or hit the tire with something very heavy to make it look as if she was hit. Forensics will figure all of that out. Bikes usually get pretty scratched up when they hit the pavement.


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    iirc aren't the volunteer searches resuming today? (didn't they say Thursday?)

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