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    LA - ***ARREST*** Mickey Shunick, 21, Lafayette, 19 May 2012 #36

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    Michaela (Mickey) Shunick
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    Timeline in Mickey Shunick's disappearance:

    May 18, 2012, 10:15 p.m.: MS and friends attended a concert at Artmosphere.

    May 19, 2012, 12:44 a.m.: MS rides bike back to Ryan Street residence with BW.

    May 19, 2012, 1:24 a.m.: MS seen in surveillance video at Taco Bell.

    May 19, 2012, 1:31 a.m.: MS receives a call from her friend; it was the last time her phone was used.

    May 19, 2012, 1:45 a.m.: MS begins to ride her bike home from BW's Ryan Street residence.

    May 19, 2012, 1:47 a.m.: MS is caught on camera, riding her bike, on Versailles Boulevard.

    May 19, 2012, 1:48 a.m.: MS is caught on camera, riding her bike, on St. Landry Street.


    May 19, 2012, 1:48 a.m.: BSL’s truck caught on camera after Mickey passed the same camera.

    May 19, 2012, 3:00 p.m.: BSL says he was attacked at a gas station in the New Orleans area, repeatedly stabbed by an unknown man.


    May 19, 2012, 6:30 p.m.: MS's family reports her missing to police.

    May 19, 2012, 9:27 p.m.: KATC first reports on their website that LPD is looking for MS.


    May 19, 2012, 10:14 p.m.: Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office is called to Oschner Hospital (1516 Jefferson Highway) in reference to BSL receiving medical treatment for several stab wounds to the chest, neck, back and hand.

    May 19, 2012, 10:16 p.m.: Call to JPSO is dispatched to the responding officer, JP146. Security personnel tell him NOPD has just finished up with BSL. (According to BSL, NOPD interviewed him for two hours. That would put NOPD there at approximately 8:15 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. BSL would have arrived at Oschner no later than about 8:00 p.m.)

    May 19, 2012, 10:51 p.m.: JP146 advises JP184 that BSL is uncooperative.


    May 20, 2012: The first search party is organized from BW’s house on Ryan Street.

    May 20, 2012: Reward of $10,000 is offered.

    May 21, 2012: Reward money is doubled to $20,000.

    May 21, 2012, 4:20 p.m.: LPD issues its first press release about MS, releasing a picture and description of her and her bike.

    May 21, 2012, 6:15 p.m.: LPD issues a press release about the dedicated tips line for citizens to call with information.

    May 22, 2012, 7:30 p.m.: Candlelight vigil is held at Parc Sans Souci in downtown Lafayette.

    May 23, 2012: Reward increased to $25,000

    May 24, 2012: Search headquarters moves from Ryan Street to Our Lady of Wisdom Catholic Student Center.

    May 24, 2012: Texas EquuSearch comes to town.

    May 24, 2012, 4:00 p.m.: LPD issues a press release asking business owners and residents with video surveillance equipment to review footage from May 19th, between the hours of 1:30 and 3:30 am.

    May 25, 2012: The video surveillance photos of MS on Versailles and the White Truck on St. Landry traveling in the opposite direction MS traveled are released to the public.


    May 26, 2012: MS's bike is located by fishermen under the Whiskey Bay Bridge.

    May 26, 2012: The video surveillance photos of the White Truck with the bed cover on University, the White Truck on St. Landry traveling in the same direction as MS, and the two pictures of the Hooptie on University and St. Landry are released to the public.

    May 26, 2012: BSL reports his truck as stolen in Montgomery County, TX, according to a Montgomery Police Reporter website. (See also, May 31.)

    May 26, 2012: LPD cancels its scheduled press conference stating there are no new updates

    May 26, 2012, 12:42 p.m.: BSL’s girlfriend’s family member posts online about her dating a creepy RSO, linking to BSL’s RSO page.

    May 27, 2012: MS's bike is recovered by LE under the Whiskey Bay Bridge.

    May 27, 2012, 5:00 p.m.: Benefit concert held in Downtown Lafayette

    May 28, 2012: Police continue to search Whiskey Bay Bridge area.

    May 28, 2012: BSL verified by St. Landry Police as a RSO.

    May 30, 2012: Volunteer searches are suspended for the day.

    May 30, 2012: Shunick family officially hires Private Investigator, John Abdella.

    May 30, 2012, 11:00 a.m.: LPD issues a press release stating they have both identified and ruled out the operators and occupants of both the “hooptie” and the white pickup truck with a bed cover.

    May 30, 2012, around 9:00 p.m.: Investigators return to the Whiskey Bay area to re-examine it with sonar. Nothing of value is located.

    May 31, 2012: Volunteer searches resume.

    May 31, 2012: BSL reports his truck as stolen in Montgomery County, TX. (See also, May 26.)

    May 31, 2012: BSL’s truck is found burned in San Jacinto County, TX.

    May 31, 2012: BSL files motion to be removed from the sex offender registry. Hearing is scheduled for August 9th.

    May 31, 2012, 9:51 a.m.: BSL rents a red Chevrolet Aveo in Spring, TX, through an insurance claim on said stolen truck.


    June 1, 2012, 11:55 a.m.: LPD issues press release stating that beginning at 7:00 p.m., an answering machine will record all tips as it is no longer feasible to answer the tips line 24 hours a day.

    June 2, 2012: Texas EquuSearch heads out of Lafayette.

    June 3, 2012.: BSL attends church in Crowley, LA.

    June 4, 2012: BSL purchases a white, Z-71 pickup truck from Don’s Wholesale in Lafayette.

    June 4, 2012, 4:57 p.m.: BSL returns rental car in Lafayette.

    June 6, 2012: Special K-9s Recovery Specialists are in town searching.

    June 7, 2012: P.I. John Abdella releases statement about receiving credible information about two people who could be involved in MS’s dissapearance.

    June 10, 2012: MS Headquarters moved to South College Shopping Center. Volunteer foot searches halted “until new leads are developed”.

    June 14, 2012: LPD get a tip from a concerned citizen that BSL's truck was found burned in Texas.

    June 20, 2012: Divers return to Whiskey Bay to search again.


    June 20, 2012: BSL gets haircut in Crowley, LA. Tells hairdresser he is supposedly going offshore the next day for 2 weeks.

    July 4, 2012: BSL returns from an “about the last two weeks” offshore hitch.

    July 5, 2012: BSL arrested on aggravated kidnapping and first degree murder.


    July 6, 2012: Investigative searches end at BSL’s residence.


    July 6, 2012: BSL assigned two public defenders, Clay Lejeune and Burleigh Doga.

    July 18, 2012: BSL scheduled to appear before a Grand Jury in Lafayette Parish.



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    Hey, if there are any corrections/additions that need to be made to the timeline, please let me know!

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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by CajunStrong
    This is a very interesting article about a serial rapist from New Orleans that targeted blonde women.

    Interesting to see it all come together.

    http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/fe...-blonde-201012

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    Thank you so much for this. I did know about the central case that is being discussed in the article, because I had seen a crime investigation program about it.

    This is the part I didn't know about, also bolding below something new I have learned:

    Three More Hits
    Brennan never doubted that Jones was a rapist, and given what he had observed, first on the surveillance video and then after meeting him in person, he was convinced that sexual assault was Jones’s pastime.

    “This ain’t a one-****ing-time deal,” Brennan told Foote. “I’m telling you, this is this guy’s thing. He’s got a job that sends him all over the country. Watch him on that video. He’s slick. Nonchalant. He’s too cool, too calm. You’ll see it when you put his DNA into the system.”

    The “system” is the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS). The F.B.I.-administered database now has well over eight million DNA offender profiles. Local, state, and federal law-enforcement officials routinely enter DNA samples recovered from convicts and from the scenes and victims of unsolved crimes, and over the years the system has electronically matched more than 100,000 of them, often reaching across surprising distances in place and time. It means that when a DNA sample exists a case can never be classified as entirely “cold.”

    Michael Lee Jones had left a trail. The Miami-Dade police entered Jones’s DNA into CODIS in late 2006, and several months later, which is how long it takes the F.B.I. to double-check matches the system finds electronically, three new hits came up.
    Detective Terry Thrumston, of the Colorado Springs Police Department sex-crimes unit, had a rape-and-assault case that had been bugging her for more than a year. The victim was a blond-haired, blue-eyed woman who had been picked up early in the morning on December 1, 2005, by a stranger—a very large black man with glasses, who had offered her a ride and then talked his way into her apartment and raped her, holding his hand tightly over her mouth. Thrumston had no leads, and the case had sat for two years until DNA collected from the victim matched that of Michael Lee Jones.

    There were two victims in New Orleans. One of them, also a blonde, had been partying in the French Quarter a little too hard, by her own admission, and very early on the morning of May 5, 2003, she had gone looking for a cab back to her hotel when a very large black man with glasses pulled his car over to the curb and offered her a ride. As she later testified, he drove her to a weedy lot and raped her. He pressed his large hand powerfully over her face as he attacked her, and she testified that she bit his palm so hard that she had bits of his skin in her teeth afterward. When he was finished, he drove off, leaving her on the lot. She reported the rape to the New Orleans police, who filed her account and took DNA samples from the rapist’s semen. The case had sat until CODIS matched the specimen with Michael Lee Jones. The other New Orleans victim told a similar tale, but failed to pick Jones’s face out of a photo lineup.

    Jones, it turns out, had been in both Colorado Springs and New Orleans on the dates in question. So in 2008, as his Florida sentence drew to a close, he was flown to Colorado Springs to stand trial. It was a novel prosecution, because the Colorado woman had died in the interim, of causes unrelated to the crime. As a result, Deputy District Attorney Brien Cecil had no victim to put on the stand. Instead he fashioned a case out of two of the other rapes, calling as witnesses the Miami victim and one of the New Orleans victims, both of whom supplemented the DNA evidence by pointing out Jones as their attacker in the courtroom. Cecil argued that their cases showed a “common plan, scheme, or design” that was as much Jones’s signature as his trail of semen.

    The New Orleans victim proved to be a very effective witness. Her memory was clear and her statements emphatic, the outrage still evident six years later, along with her chagrin at the poor judgment she had displayed that night.
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    May I ask why it matters so much who his father is/was? I am a little baffled...
    Just wondering...as I do not buy the theory that if his father/step/adoptive was in the hospital, it caused him to kidnap and murder, which is one theory I have seen. Anyway, just curious.
    Just my opinion, of course.

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    In the last thread, it was mentioned about matching tire tracks. If they found some near WB, they could have matched them to tracks at his house, it looks like a lot of dirt near there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cluciano63 View Post
    May I ask why it matters so much who his father is/was? I am a little baffled...
    Just wondering...as I do not buy the theory that if his father/step/adoptive was in the hospital, it caused him to kidnap and murder, which is one theory I have seen. Anyway, just curious.
    Because it's important to know about a suspects personal life, mental state, possible emotional triggers etc. in order to understand more about them and thus help determine where, when, why and how a crime is commited and to aid in finding possible evidence locations

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    I'm not picking on anyone here just making an observation from reading the last thread. All I can say is I sure hope BL's defence attorney isn't here reading like JB did and formed his defence off of people post. A lot of people have given BL way to much benefit of the doubt especially with his background, a burned truck, reports of injuries enough for him to seek medical attention. All around the time MS went missing. If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, its a DUCK!

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    CajunStrong posted this article, and I had seen a program on it before. The below case is not about Mickey. Just so that is clear. However, there are some things to learn by contrasting/comparing other cases.

    I'm gonna say this once again. This is one of the reasons why it is so critical that victims be found ASAP, even though they are left for dead by the perp.:

    http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/fe...-blonde-201012

    A battered 21-year-old woman with long blond curls was discovered facedown in the weeds, naked, at the western edge of Miami, where the neat grid of outer suburbia butts up against the high grass and black mud of the Everglades. It was early on a winter morning in 2005. A local power-company worker was driving by the empty lots of an unbuilt cul-de-sac when he saw her.

    And much to his surprise, she was alive. She was still unconscious when the police airlifted her to Jackson Memorial Hospital. When she woke up in its trauma center, she could remember little about what had happened to her, but her body told an ugly tale. She had been raped, badly beaten, and left for dead. There was severe head trauma; she had suffered brain-rattling blows.

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    Calling all angels to find Mickey

    It appears that Brandon Scott Lavergne is withholding information about Mickey's location as a bargaining chip to save his own skin. IMO
    Don't let this monster get the chance to prolong the agony of her parents and loved ones who deserve to have her back home NOW.



    I'm begging anyone who may stumble upon this post, who knows where Tom and Nancy's beautiful daughter is, to please say something now directly to:



    Lafayette Police at 337-291-8633 or contact Private Investigator John Abdella at 337-235-0270. You can also email findmickeyshunick@yahoo.com.



    "It's been very frustrating for us, because we don't know where she is, and he does," said Lafayette Police Chief Jim Craft. "We were hoping that maybe he would at least have enough kindness or sympathy to give the parents and the family some relief or some closure about what happened to their little girl and where she is. I call it selfish on his part. We're not giving up. We promised to continue our efforts to bring her home, and that's what we're doing."

    BBM
    http://www.thetowntalk.com/article/2...WS01/120715001

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    Question

    Where did we find out that BSL's vehicle was at WB @ 3:00 a.m.?

    Was this the laid out in the presser?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cluciano63 View Post
    May I ask why it matters so much who his father is/was? I am a little baffled...
    Just wondering...as I do not buy the theory that if his father/step/adoptive was in the hospital, it caused him to kidnap and murder, which is one theory I have seen. Anyway, just curious.
    Agree, I don't think it's a connection. Blaming his actions on personal stressors isn't going to work.

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    To clear up the confusion on BSL's dads, adoptive dad was ill and his last name is Lavergne. BSL's stepdad died and his last name was Lavergne too.

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