"Bike Path Rapist" case featured on Investigation Discovery
On the trail of the bike path rapist
A series of horrible rapes and murders on a peaceful bike path went unsolved over decades. Could they have been committed by the same man?
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'Concentric, bike path rapes are fairly common, imo'. We have had a few in GA. This one was the most brutal, imo:
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May 23, 2009 – A jury sentenced Michael Ledford to death Friday for the murder of Jennifer Ewing along the Silver Comet Trail
However, a bump & grab of a victim on a bicycle using a vehicle & then using the preplanned ruse, is what makes the NC coed & Mickey's abduction rare, imo, possibly pointing to the same perp. The finess required in both the bump & the follow up ruse of closing the deal, would indicate that he is no stranger to the game.
This would also indicate an organized sexual predator, imo. He would have had to have rope or tie downs to secure the bike on top of the SUV in the NC attack. Who knows what other items were in his rape kit..
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NYC on the other hand is closing in on 9million people. Not even a comparable ball park.
I credit the internet and other communication gadgets for the enormous amount of awareness & information that was unavailable to us only a few years ago. Also why Newspapers and MSM have become antiquated news sources for the most part, imo..
'Think about it, if not for Toadlilly sharing the info about the Raleigh, NC abduction & rape attempt or Concentric sharing the info on the bike path rapist, we would all be left in the dark.
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Makes me wonder about bike bump and grabs that were attempted and failed, the Vic refused to get in the car...IMO this guy in NC had practiced. He may have done a hit and run while practicing.
The other searches I know of because they were publicized.....the K9's at Whiskey Bay 2X, the Texas dogs that came, and maybe a team from Opelousas. Those searches took place, but I did not see them.
I remember the "post the searches" upheaval. I know the volunteer searchers were asked to not tell where they'd searched, but I don't see a problem in posting searches that were observed by the public.
"You have maybe DNA from a suspect, but you have no idea what the suspect looks like and no other leads," said Mouritsen. "It will take a person and it will basically look at what their affinity is to anyone of these five populations."
Those five populations, or ethnic groups, are African, Asian, Indian subcontinent, Indigenous Americas and Western European.
The test won't give police an exact picture of what someone looks like, but it can help give investigators a better idea.
Or, maybe more importantly, possibly eliminate certain ethnicities.
But I wouldn't want to be too quick to write this guy off from being the same guy as the sketch because he's not black - everyone was so sure the BR serial killer was a white guy & then it turned out to be a black guy (and IMO, LE telling everyone it was a white guy likely led to some of his victims opening their doors to him thinking it couldn't be the serial killer, that guy was white, & them him forcing his way inside) and then the bike path killer story you all have posted make me think twice about writing anyone off because he isn't the right race. And depending on how tan someone is at anytime, the light during an attack, & the trauma of the attack that may cause someone to not be able to give an accurate description, is it possible the victim who reported Morgan's killer (his DNA was found with her remains) as her rapist years before was mistaken about his skin tone and he's a white guy (and this attempted rapist is Morgan's perp?)? Hmmmm....hope it's being at least looked into and not completely written off 'cause he's white....
Also hope he is being considered in Mickey's case, however unlikely it may be given the distance, just in case.....
If you hear of any activity at the 135 exit. And are able to say.
Would you let us know please.
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Custom riders saw off their handlebars to the length of their shoulders.
Mickey is one of these. She steers her bike with her abdomen. She has very short handlebars, by day at least.
I'll admit, a series of comments I read on another forum, starting at about 5/19 are bothering me. I'd hate to give equal weight to the prattling statements of a crazy person.. but what he knew and when he knew it forces consideration of all his statements. He fleshes out the 'gossip gene' I've been hearing about. There are a few other places besides here to look for Mickey Shunick but you have to -WebSleuths.
I'm not into leading or convincing, or arguing really. Not when the foundation is swamp.
Lafayette Police are investigating a shooting that happened around 2:30am in the Taco Bell parking lot on Congress St.
It has been rediculous with all of the shootings and such. More people need to be aware of what is going on. It is just scary!
was struck by three thugs who simply happened to see a pretty young woman riding her bike.
It was the first time they did something like this, though they did have a checkered past.
I figure whomever did this to Mickey is someone(s) similar. That they did it under cover of darkness and very late at night leads me to thinking it most likely is a first time crime of this nature. To me it seems like thugs trolling around at night looking for a victim, or just looking to get into trouble.
Assuming two or more thugs, cleanup could have been quick, and they are just lucky they weren't spotted.
Speaking of mysteries - billions of people past/present, so what are the odds of ever getting to be on the inside and looking out from one... .
IMO there is no reason to believe that the same person who took Mickey is the person in the NC assault attempt...we don't even know if Mickie was taken by a group, or a woman, or a couple, for that matter.
Women (anyone alone, really) are vulnerable at 2am, IMO...even in a car, but much more so on a bike or on foot.
And we still have Mickey's bike out at WB, which to me says "local" to Lafayette.
Just my opinion, of course.
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If I really thought I could...
Id give up your ghost for good.
But Im not so sure it isnt you..
That keeps my ghost from leaving too.
. . . . for Sky.
Guys downtown who hit a guy & stole his gold necklace.when the cops got there they caught 4 guys beating a 36 year old woman for her purse. They got 1 guy but the others got away. The one arrested is from New Iberia where these 2 victims are from. I wonder if this was a crime to shut people
up although numerous scenarios are passing through my head.
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