I want to say a few things if y'all don't mind. First, it always amazes me whenever I realize what a small world we live in. I did not know of Mickey or her family before any of this. Now I know that she was a teacher to my best friends niece, and a friend to my pharmacist. I know that even though she was young, she lived a full life overflowing with love and happiness. This is one of those rare cases when you can actually see what a persons purpose was on this earth. Mickeys was to bring a community together, help someone else's family to get answers, and stop a killer. Please, don't dwell on her death. Celebrate her life. There is not one photo of her that looks like she didn't love every minute of it.
If only we could get the same outpouring of love and concern in every missing persons case, we could get the same outcome: closure in some form. Because every person has a purpose, and loved ones who deserve to know what happened. From the beautiful college coed, to the drug addicted prostitute. EVERY LIFE IS IMPORTANT. I know that I am preaching to the choir,but thank you for listening anyway. The people in this forum have shown me that there are good people left in this world. I am so glad to have become a part of this place, though I wish it were in better circumstances. Thank you all for being selfless in a selfish world.
May God hold the Shunicks and Lisa Pate's family ever so tightly. And to quote one of Mickeys favorite songs, all you need is love.
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Following this case since day one, I thought it'd get easier to feel less sad, the more clues that were found that told her story. But yet with every clue of her found, I felt more heart broken and more close to her.
To think us, complete strangers to her are feeling empty, I can only image the pain her family and friends are feeling. The love those had for Mickey put a serial killer behind bars.
To take a life and person as beautiful as Mickey is unfathomable.
Should LE treat them differently because the families act differently? Will the next one, should their be one, touch our hearts so much? I'm not sure. Missing girls need all the help they can get. Even when they come from homes that don't place such emphasis on family, even when they are drug addicted prostitutes. Obviously the Shunick family is the type of family many people would love to have. They reached out and many, many were theret to help. They just seem to love Micky so much and they hung in together. They also were very appreciative of the support they were given.
Since the family has issued a statement that they wish to grieve privately, do you know if there are other memorials planned. I'm sure others would like to attend. Some just need some closure, to be with others who care and can support each other. Each person holding a candle that from a distance high above can be seen as a huge symbol of what Micky has meant to so many people.
Do you know if the Schunicks attended any of the memorials? I just can't imagine the pain they must feel. I pray that one day they will get a good nights rest again, without having to wake up to the nightmare they've lived.
(Now -- just to ask one favor -- since you are not completely a newbie any more -- would you consider getting a new avatar? I very much like to read your posts, but ... it's getting where every time you post, my head starts to hurt ...from thinking about you banging your head on the computer!! LOL)
If I were to go around killing all the beautiful people in this area because they are beautiful, I would be a very busy man. People here are naturally physically beautiful. It must be the crawfish they eat. J/K
But most of all, their hearts have outshone their faces. I'm indeed lucky to be a Cajun.
As it is said that she will not return to her family for two weeks, I wouldn't be surprised to see a public memorial sometime in the next week or so, probably in a park, like the vigil that was held early on. I am hoping that I hear about it, as I am not a Facebook member.
I am sure that I am not alone among her friends in wanting to call Charlie with my condolences.... but also definitely not wanting to intrude. So I will write her a handwritten letter instead. The nice thing about letters, that most people have forgotten, is that they can be read at the recipient's convenience.
They have said that the search center will still be open, and so that will be a great source of info. Several posters mentioned where they think it is now - after having moved several times, I lost its location after the last move. I may drop by to ask about a memorial.
I am so sorry for the outcome of this case and all the friends and relatives of Mickey's who have to endure this pain.
I don't post very often but the bloodied pictures really made me think. I am wondering if perhaps the pictures are of injuries that Mickey inflicted on BSL. The same injuries that required him to go to the hospital and get treatment. What do you think?
***ELVIS has left the building***
IDK, but every time I scroll through the main forum page and see "body found" bolded because of the ongoing posting here, I don't feel right. Maybe the thread heading could say something like "Mickey Shunick-Located Deceased" or something like that...JMO
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This is my personal favorite "mourning" song
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uitBzi57PVE&feature=youtube_gdata_player"]The Crow and the Butterfly - Shinedown + Lyrics - YouTube[/ame]
Brettlys status: "the world seems a little dimmer without you here. I love you Mickey Shunick, rest easy knowing we all do."
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In Honor of Mickey's Memory...(and for all the other Bright & Beautiful Souls out there including all WSers!)[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKK7AXLOUNo&lr=1"]Stacy Westfall Championship Bareback & Bridleless - YouTube[/ame]
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"Your Intuition Is Your Genius Compass that Points the Way When You Can't See It."
What I do know is that, the case you are referencing, and I have not looked at it at all, is not a reflection on Mickey's case. One has nothing to do with the other. Somehow, for some unknown reason, Mickey's case made national news and gripped the nation.
I pray that each and every victim is found. I pray for justice for each and every victim. I hope and pray that everyone, everywhere, will get more involved to help all victim's. It's time to stop this war on women, middle class or lower income, black or white, criminal past or not.
RIP Mickey! You have touched so many hearts and souls, saved many lives, and I admire you greatly. I'm glad you will be home where you belong, in heaven. May you rest in paradise, and look over your family for eternity.
I'm going to close this thread now. Please continue posting your thoughts and your condolences for Mickey's family in this new thread.
[ame="http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?p=8248239#post8248239"]Condolences for the Shunick Family - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community[/ame]
New discussion thread here...
[ame="http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=181423"]New Developments and Discussion, 08/10/2012 - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community[/ame]
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