I am narrowing my opinion that it is someone local, likely drunk, on their normal drive home after leaving a bar. For whatever reason, likely the alcohol, they accidentally hit her and flipped out. Maybe they have prior DUI convictions, maybe a family...maybe just selfish. But they knew if they reported it they would end up going to prison so they made a terrible decision by taking her and the bike.
Once they had her in the car it was too late to change their mind even if they wanted to. They likely disposed of the bike conveniently...maybe somewhere they have been before so that they wouldn't seem out of place. It's difficult to imagine someone random would go the extra step to end a life but they may have been desperate to not get caught and not at full capacity.
If it were an accident then I would expect there to be some damage based on the fact that the back rim was damaged enough to cause the tire to dislodge. It takes a good hit to bend a rim. It could be as minor as some scratches on the bumber to having the windshield shattered. There likely wasn't much of a crime scene. We know that she had a leather backpack/purse and based on the daytime pic of her, rode with it strapped across her body. When I ride my bike, I don't have anything in my hands...nothing. So the perp would have grabbed a petite person and a bike. You can do that within a minute or two.
People abduct women for sexual reasons usually. It seems difficult to imagine that someone would hit her bike to the extent that she is seriously injured just so they could assault her. She is so small, alone on a bike at 2am...there would be no reason to feel the need to injure her. Even the worst sicko's likely don't want to assault someone that is bleeding. That is just more evidence for LE to find in their vehicle.
I have faith in LE and have a strong suspiscion that they have identified the truck whether or not they were a witness or a suspect. If not then it should happen soon enough. The passenger rear window has some type of sun shade or something else that someone out there is familiar with. Someone out there saw this truck and knew immediately who it belonged to. They could be silent because they are close to an arrest and don't want to jeopardize the investigation. The PI is smart enough to keep that quiet.
If i were the suspect, I would act completely normal. If the damage was noticeable I would fix it myself by stealing the parts so that they couldn't be tracked. I would clean it in some sort of high powered way so that chemicals wouldn't be necessary. I would act oblivious to all of the news reports and if LE or a PI asked, I would admit being in the area because if I weren't guilty then I would have no reason to lie.
The key is often reading/listening clearly to the details with logic and not emotion.
Muddy water in the street; Muddy water 'round my feet... as sung by the inimitable Bessie Smith, "Muddy Water (A Mississippi Moan)"
I don't think the person responsible for Mickey's disappearance would have spilled the beans by now. Self preservation and all that. MOO- if it were an accident and they "freaked out", took her and the bike and did whatever- they aren't the type to tell their friends what happened. They couldn't/wouldn't call 911 for help when a true accident occurred? That's what's mind boggling to me. I am sure that if I were to accidentally injure or kill a
Person, I would be scared to death of jail and the process I would be facing but I don't think my own fear would stop me from attempting to get the person help. I really never bought the accident/cover-up theory. But if that was the case, I don't see the person going through such great lengths to conceal their crime just to turn around and tell a buddy or a girlfriend. I mean, you don't know how people would react to that type of news. If my friends, family members, or spouse ever "confided" info like that to me, I would report it. Especially when I see Nancy Shunick on the news with tears in her eyes. I want Mickey to be found- whatever condition she may be in- so her family can get the answers they deserve.
The construction site that I referred to in reply to a poster seeing birds circling is also right near a lake. Have these types of lakes been looked at?? Google map w lake dr and you'll see what I mean.
To continue this thread of thought- why do those who disagree with the human trafficking angle think it's completely not possible?
ok so since we've had no more info given to help in this case as all I've been sleuthing other possible connections to Mickey's life.
Through some ramdom stuff I came across two images that as soon as I saw them I thought they were Mickey. If so, it could be other possible people and avenues to connect her to and sleuth. One image is on someone's facebook page (the photo is public) and I'm not sure if I'm ok with posting that image. However, here is a link to the second image (both images are related to the function mentioned on this website link below):
Look at the blond in the header image...
Where am I going with this? I'm not quite sure at this moment, except that maybe someone out there will either be able to confirm or deny this is her and I can move on from this idea I've been baking up in my brain to connect her to other people.
My middle sis is a former 911 operator/supervisor from New Iberia. The first time we spoke about Mickey she mentioned this immediately.
She believes she was taken to BR and sold, and if this is the case she is far far away.
Let's hope my sis is wrong. That is just way too horrible for me to imagine.
I'm not saying she was murdered, but I am saying that we cannot judge this person by what we would know or do, because none of us would abduct someone as he/she did Mickey.
Let's go back to a few things which transpired early in this case:
-When the reward was initially raised to its current, there was an announcement -- made in a rather stern tone -- that this was the final reward amount. It almost seemed to me as though someone had some sort of insight that MS was being held.
-The search at WB raises all sorts of questions, in hindsight. First, it seemed to come to an abrupt ending. Second, leadership from a variety of sources (including, as noted here, a C-level executive with Lafayette Consolidated Government) were on the scene for a follow-up visit where divers -- acting on intelligence they received from sonar surveys -- searched for what they thought was the body of MS; etc.
-The initial involvement of the FBI;
I'm thinking there's a feeling amongst the LE community (including the Feds) that something considerably large is afoot, here...something larger than they've let on to.
Cold hearted killers or kidnappers on the other hand....
The only good thing about Mickey being bought for this trade is that she isn't dead and there's a prayer she could come home one day.
My thoughts exactly! Maybe thats why I think there's some validity to it! The documentary I watched said how girls that are traded are hesitant to go with authorities who try to rescue them because of fear they'll be caught again in the process and/or they didnt know who to trust.