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Mickey Shunick Missing from Lafayette, La. since May 19, 2012. Sex offender Brandon Scott Lavergne was booked on first-degree murder and aggravated kidnapping charges. Was he involved in other crimes?


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Old 08-07-2012, 06:44 PM
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I think he must have confessed...look at how deep/dense that area looks and how many such areas there are like that, hundreds if not thousands...needle in a haystack for sure.
Well, I give all props to God. I KNEW that the only way they'd find her was if he told. I've been praying hard that he would. Regardless if his telling will benefit him or not, he will still never see the light of day as a free man...and sometimes living with your sins is worse than dying because of them.
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The family cannot make the announcement.

When a body is found it must come from official sources. That does not mean to say they can't be there when this is done or make a statement following but they cannot make an official announcement in a murder investigation.
I don't think they wanted to make the announcement. They just want to be the first to know. That's how I read it
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Old 08-07-2012, 06:47 PM
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This morning I visited the shrine of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini (I'm currently in NYC), the first US citizen to be canonized (Seton was the first American-born saint; Cabrini became a citizen but was born in Italy). I knelt in front of Mother Cabrini's body and told her Mickey's body needed to be found. I told her it needed to be found like this week, then took it back and said no, Mother Cabrini, it needs to be found today. Last week I was in Philadelphia and left an intention asking for Mickey's body to be found soon at the shrine of St. John Neumann.

Thank you Mother Cabrini & St. John Neumann for interceding for Mickey's family to be able to put her to rest and strengthen the prosecution's case (or possibly even getting BSL to confess). And thank you to the tons of volunteers, aware citizens who reported BSL, those who have donated money, police, Texas Equusearch, dog handlers, those who put up fliers, and all the others (including WSers who kept Mickey's case out there on this forum) who aided in Mickey's discovery.

Rest in peace sweet girl. Ride that bicycle path in the sky until you are reunited with your parents, siblings, and friends again.
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Old 08-07-2012, 06:48 PM
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From the advertiser's FB page:

From Lafayette Police Chief Jim Craft: "We believe those remains are Mickey Shunick's, but we are not 100%." Officials say they will have to wait for official test results to come back.
They know it's her because he told them where she was. They, of course have to do all of the official things that need doing before a POSITIVE identification can legally be made. MOO
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I think I am most shocked at his possible confession than anything else right now...and wondering if she would ever have been found if he hadn't (assuming he did.) I want to say I hope he did not confess, except I don't want her family to have to go through a trial in two years time, and still not have Mickey.
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Old 08-07-2012, 06:49 PM
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Originally posted by> realitybias

This is Louisiana. There are a ton of old cemeteries everywhere. Seriously, some are just out in the woods without gates or anything. Even private cemeteries are often owned by, say, an elderly man or some land manager that never even goes out to see the cemetery, some are held in the family for years and years and haven't had a new addition for 20-30, 50, even a hundred years.
It would be very easy to place a body in a cemetery and expect nobody would go there.

So true and creepy wooded areas too!
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Old 08-07-2012, 06:50 PM
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I hope he did confess and that he did it out of his own heart, not in a deal. It would not bother me at all to find a spark of good in someone who has done evil. Quite the contrary, actually.
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His defense attorney probably was privy to a lot of information and told BSL your best bet is to give up where MS is and try to save your life. His adoptive mother and even is Bio mother might have had a hand into asking him to reveal where she is.
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I just received info from a reliable source. I'm just going to quote LaffyTaffy yet again "Confession...body found"
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Old 08-07-2012, 06:55 PM
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HouDat another confirmation you found the right one. Notice the tree line between the two pictures on the right: The big tree and way in the distance on the right past that big tree is a smaller one. Also look at the big tree's limb sticking out.

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=30.69...,93.95,,0,-3.8

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"Craft commenting on Shunick case now....Today, we developed information on the possible location of some human remains in Evangeline Parish......and we are on that scene as we speak...Those remains do appear to be those of Mickey Shunick, and her family has been notified...We have a lot more processing and scientific testing to do to make sure."
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Old 08-07-2012, 06:59 PM
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Per the Daily Advertiser. Jim Craft says it's her:

http://www.theadvertiser.com/article...text|FRONTPAGE
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This is Louisiana. There are a ton of old cemeteries everywhere. Seriously, some are just out in the woods without gates or anything. Even private cemeteries are often owned by, say, an elderly man or some land manager that never even goes out to see the cemetery, some are held in the family for years and years and haven't had a new addition for 20-30, 50, even a hundred years.
It would be very easy to place a body in a cemetery and expect nobody would go there.

So true and creepy wooded areas too!

Yup... Called it folks.

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Definitely seemed like the most likely cemetery to me, with that path leading into it and complete obstruction of view from the road.
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I think I am most shocked at his possible confession than anything else right now...and wondering if she would ever have been found if he hadn't (assuming he did.) I want to say I hope he did not confess, except I don't want her family to have to go through a trial in two years time, and still not have Mickey.
Cpl. Paul Mouton, spokesman for the Lafayette Police Department, said police received information from a credible source Tuesday morning about the possible location of Shunick's body, leading investigators to a small, private cemetery off of La. 10 in rural Evangeline Parish.

I'd say he's pretty credible. Either he totally told them where to find her, or someone who knew where she was did...either way, they wouldn't have found her for a long long time. Somebody talked.
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:02 PM
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Cpl. Paul Mouton said they received credible information at about 7 this morning.

ETA: If BSL did in fact go to that cemetery, from the photos on the news, he had to have known about it. It is very well hidden.
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"Craft commenting on Shunick case now....Today, we developed information on the possible location of some human remains in Evangeline Parish......and we are on that scene as we speak...Those remains do appear to be those of Mickey Shunick, and her family has been notified...We have a lot more processing and scientific testing to do to make sure."
bbm: At any rate, the part I bolded above sure sounds like a tip, from somebody.
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I feel like BSL had to have led them to her body, if this is indeed her (and I feel sure it is). Whether or not he confessed to murdering her, or whether he claims it was an accident and he panicked and buried her remains to be seen. As to a deal, I really dont see where much of a deal could be made, other than taking the DP off the table, and let's be honest, if you are 32 years old, is the thought of spending the rest of your natural life in prison really better than being put to death after countless appeals? I think I would choose death. I am reasonably certain he will never draw another breath as a free man. And at least now, at least it seems, Mickey's family may soon be able to give their beloved daughter and sister a fitting goodbye and resting place. Prayers for all who knew, loved, or were touched by this precious life.

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https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...count=1&ref=nf

"We’re told that a credible source close to the investigation provided detailed information regarding the location of the body. That information was provided this morning. A task force was dispatched to search the location and a body was found.

The body was located near LA-10 heading towards Oakdale in Evangeline Parish.

Officials say they hope to have a concrete answer later this evening as to whether or not the body is in fact Mickey Shunick."

http://www.nbc33tv.com/news/crimetra...ngeline-parish
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If it is in fact MS, I am so disappointed in KATC for backtracking and making everyone crazy!! They are a bunch of flunkies who fall to the pressure of local politics, and they always have been...

On another note, I can not begin to imagine what this young lady went through fighting for her life, or what her parents went through wondering about their baby girl... May you all now have peace. God Bless
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I hope he did confess and that he did it out of his own heart, not in a deal. It would not bother me at all to find a spark of good in someone who has done evil. Quite the contrary, actually.
i dont think he has much of a heart.
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Ville Platte is about 30 minutes from his home. It's not the most direct route to Texas and not on the way. Essentially, you'd take 190 to 13 north to 29 to get to VP. However, from what I've read, she was located on the way to Oakdale. From his home, you'd take 190 west to 13 north in Eunice and continue on 13 past Mamou to a community called Vidrine where there is an intersection called "the y.". At the y you'd take a left on to Oakdale Ft Polk Allen Parish area. Vidrine is important because that's where he raped the young lady that put him in jail in the first place.
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i dont think he has much of a heart.
Still, I hope he does.
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Could the credible information recieved have had anything to do with recieving onstar records?
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If it is in fact MS, I am so disappointed in KATC for backtracking and making everyone crazy!! They are a bunch of flunkies who fall to the pressure of local politics, and they always have been...

On another note, I can not begin to imagine what this young lady went through fighting for her life, or what her parents went through wondering about their baby girl... May you all now have peace. God Bless
I respect the fact that KATC backtracked what they originally posted. I think it was out of respect for the family, especially if they had not been notified yet.
JMO

KLFY would have had to do some "backtracking" if in fact it was not confirmed as Mickey's remains.
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