LA - Mickey Shunick, 21, Lafayette, 19 May 2012 - #3

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  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Please continue discussion of the Mickey Shunick case here.

    [ame="http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=172835"]Thread #1[/ame]


    [ame="http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=173300"]Thread #2[/ame]


    Facebook link: Find Mickey Shunick Now

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    When new names - people, locations - enter the picture, please post them on this link's #tags, thanks.

    And much thanks to queenofcorona, who started the original thread!
     
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  3. concernedformickey

    concernedformickey New Member

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    I posted in #2 so reposting here.
    Do blinking lights deter someone in human trafficking? Or are they so fearless and swift it's inconsquential to them?

    Also, in the human trafficking business, do they go out of town to get their victims???
     
  4. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Presser scheduled for 3 p.m.

    bekind's post from thread #2:
     
  5. kgeaux

    kgeaux New Member

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    IF she was in a quiet, unpopulated, dark area, blinking lights probably wouldn't have been much of a deterrent.

    I hate even thinking about human trafficking. I don't know how Lafayette would fall in terms of their hunting grounds, but IF someone was hunting here, Mickey's route certainly included areas that would make the abduction easy.
     
  6. LanieCoz

    LanieCoz New Member

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    JVM said on her show the other night that BR is in the top 10 cities for Human trafficking. As many know, BR and Lafayette aren't all that far from each other.
     
  7. GulfCoastKAT

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    I would assume the blinking lights would be a deterrent but I'm a law abiding citizen so I can't be certain. Who knows how these types of people think? In January of 2011, our local news warned us that Baton Rouge, LA is now in the top 10 cities in the US involved in human trafficking.http://www.katc.com/mobile/news/baton-rouge-ranks-in-top-ten-cities-for-human-trafficking/
    Signs are up all over out interstates warning about it. Baton Rouge 60 miles west of Lafayette, a straight shot down I-10. Baton Rouge sits on the banks of the Mississippi River. I would assume the people who are involved in trafficking humans use the river and interstate to do their "business".
    I am going to do further research on trafficking. Our media named a organization here called Cajuns Against Trafficking, I'll start there.

    I just wish MS's momma could have an answer, you know? I can't imagine facing day 7 of not knowing where my babies were.
     
  8. Backwoods

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    Referring back to a post, about her phone, in the previous thread:

    I know that at one link M's sister said the two of them have the same model of phone and that the model has a long battery-life ... BUT, I've been thinking: We don't know when M last charged her phone and she had just been to a concert -- sometimes phones get heavy use there, taking pictures, "saluting" the band, etc. Maybe the battery charge DID give out soon after (from reports, BW's did). Or maybe the charge was getting low and she turned the phone off to conserve what charge it had, in case she needed to make an emergency call, etc., on the way home. Sometimes, when my daughter gets caught out somewhere with a low battery and no charger, she'll switch her phone off (letting me know she's going to...well, sometimes!) to conserve for those kinds of occasions.
     
  9. hollyblue

    hollyblue It may be the cock that crows, but it is the hen t

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    The Chief reinerated for everyone to search their properties, abandoned or empty buildings and even the rooftops.

    Hope in the presser someone asks about the disturbances that were reported to have taken place early Saturday morning.
     
  10. hollyblue

    hollyblue It may be the cock that crows, but it is the hen t

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    Possible they don't transfer just by vehicle either. How easy would it be by boat? I hate to even think she was taken for trafficking. Not only because it would be almost impossible to find her...since they are so well organized, but to exist like a slave. I pray that is not the case. :please:
     
  11. katydid23

    katydid23 Verified Juanette

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    Is it true that she was holding her mace in her hand when she rode off that night--or is that speculation?

    If she was holding her mace, then it seems weird that she would turn her cell off.

    Also, if her mace was in her hand, it seems odd it would not have been found in the bushes or alongside the road, if she had been abducted. It seems to me it would have been lost in a scuffle if she had been kidnapped. Because they would have to knock her off her bike, imo. Unless they lured her somehow.
     
  12. bonbonbelle

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    I think Nancy Grace said she had her little bottle of mace in hand for dramatic effect. Before her show, I had only heard that MS had the mace on her, not that she was actually holding it. Some people clip it to their shirt or jeans pocket--maybe that was the case.
     
  13. katydid23

    katydid23 Verified Juanette

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    I remember reading about a rash of bike burglaries in the San Fernando Valley a few years ago. And how high school kids were getting their bikes stolen from them. The thieves would follow them in a van, and pull over just ahead of them, and someone would jump out and knock them off their bike, and then pick up the bike and throw it in the van. At the time, I was just thankful they were not taking the kids along too.

    But it makes me wonder if this describes how they took Mickey as well.
     
  14. JW1893

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    I think she was likely abducted by someone she knows. Most of her path was residential or brightly lit and busy. If she left Ryan St. and went down Parkside Dr. she would have been along a coulee on one side and homes on the other. Once she crossed University and was on Souvineer Gate, she would have been going along a residential path as well. The homes in the area are older, and living in an old house in Lafayette, you can hear pretty much anything that takes place outside of your house at night. If she were kidnapped, there would have been a struggle and someone would have heard or seen something. It seems much more likely that someone she knew came up alongside of her in the car and offered her a ride, she said yes, and things went downhill from there. It also would account for all of her belongings being missing. It would also account for her not being seen riding on any videos, if she were picked up in the St. Street area--a lot of college students that she may have known live around there, as well as it being relatively close to the bars on the Strip where college kids are known to frequent.

    Most crime in Lafayette happens on the North Side of town...while Ryan St. and Congress borders the shadier areas of the city, the path she would have taken isn't "that bad". Personally, when attending UL I would feel uneasy walking back to my car on St. Mary street at 9 pm after a class, but through 4 years of college and 2 night classes a semester, I was never followed, approached or harassed. And once she had crossed Cajundome Blvd, she would have been in a well-lit, more populated area.

    I'm curious as to whether or not they checked the parking garage by the old Lourdes for any sign of anything...so close and so creepy now that the hospital has moved, as well as a place that is somewhat secluded from the middle of a neighborhood.

    I have to say that this has really shaken me up--my children aren't as old as MS (my oldest is 8) but her home is only about a mile and a half from my home and it really bothers me to think that something like this could have happened so close to where I live. That's not the sort of thing you picture when you think of Lafayette--in the 28 years I've lived here, the only crimes I've seen/experienced personally were bicycle thefts. The ones that makes the news are all on the other side of town, in places I don't even like to drive through in the day.
     
  15. JW1893

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    There are a lot of waterways in this area, it wouldn't be very hard to drive 30 minutes south and be at the Gulf of Mexico through Port of Iberia.
     
  16. Schmidty

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    If I were a bad actor living in proximity to the Ryan Street house, this is how I would see it:

    1. The pretty petite girl that visited with frequency at 100 Ryan has been on my radar for a while.

    a. I've tucked away my knowledge of her with a 'let's wait and see' tag, hoping for an opportunity

    2. As a bad actor I am aware that the carnival is in town, in a location that will bring marks into my territory

    3. On the Friday evening Mickey disappeared, I am out late, roaming, hoping I will get lucky (robbery, etc), maybe luck onto a victim

    4. I'm lurking in the shadows late in the evening, waiting to see what will happen along

    5. I see the blinking lights of the bike and know instantly who it is

    6. I watch as the girl and the guy go into the house and based on prior behavior patterns I suspect she will be out at some point to head home

    a. Because I live in the area and know the comings and goings, I know he lives there alone

    7. Based also on my prior watching, I know she heads left down Parkside when she leaves

    a. I position myself in a dark place toward the end of Parkside and wait for her to come by

    8. I accost her in the street, in the dark, before she even reaches Versailles (end of Parkside)

    9. I'm on foot but I've arranged for a buddy to meet me there in a truck to carry us and the bike to a safe/secluded location


    And that's how I see it. All of the above, from the time Mickey left BW's could have happened within 3-4 minutes. I think her behavior patterns were observed and utilized to abduct her. I don't think human trafficking has anything to do with this case. A trafficker would have to have prior knowledge of her habits or be incredibly lucky to happen upon her (and be prepared).

    As I mentioned in one of my prior posts, I knew someone who lived at 101 Ryan years ago, who was raped there in broad daylight. That is how it happened there. He watched and he knew her habits.
     
  17. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    I think she was abducted by a stranger, possibly two, in a van. Think of how quickly they could pull up to cut her off or use a ruse such as asking for directions. One hops out, throws her and the bike in the van, and they take off. Especially on a dark side street at 2 a.m. It would be so fast and the chance of someone witnessing it is very low.

    I pray I am wrong and Mickey comes home safely. I am praying for her and her family.

    I just don't see BW harming her.

    MOO
     
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    Nancy Grace transcripts are finally published from last night's show.

    http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1205/24/ng.01.html
     
  20. concernedformickey

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    Yeah, there is that dark stretch and parking lot and that water trough (whatever it's called) right before Versailles. But you'd think that is the first intense search area they'd have had and that they would find SOMETHING. Incredible mystery. But YES, she had regular habits of visiting BW. That easily could have been noticed. Pervs are always canvassing neighborhoods.
     
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    May 24th. Nancy Grace


    With me also, in addition to Mickey`s father, Mr. Tom Shunick, is one of her very best friends. In fact, Brettly Wilson was with her that evening. Brettly, thank you for being with us.

    And everybody, I know the first place you start an investigation is who saw her last. And they get a lot of scrutiny. And let me tell you this young man, Brettly Wilson, has cooperated with the police fully, goes into the police station without a lawyer, endures, to my understanding, about a 16-hour interrogation, submits himself to a polygraph, has been on searches, has been on the airwaves trying to find his friend.

    Brettly, thank you for being with us. I want you to go through -- and I`m actually getting chills right now listening to Mr. Shunick, Brettly, because when I think of my son and daughter -- they`re just 4 now, but when I think of all the love I pour into them every day and to have them ride off on a bicycle and I never see them again -- it`s extremely overwhelming.

    But Brettly, I want you to very carefully go through what happened that evening from the point where you and Mickey are at the Taco Bell, and you drive away, you go to your place, you eat, and you see her on the bike. Just take it from Taco Bell.

    BRETTLY WILSON, FRIEND OF MISSING WOMAN: We entered (ph) a Taco Bell because at that point, it was too late to go and bike (ph) and sit down in there. She had ridden her bike all the way from home to the venue (ph) we went to. So I offered to drive her there.

    We picked up the food. We drove back here. She ate. At that point, a friend from the venue earlier got in contact with me. My phone died. They then called Mickey, touched base, checked that -- where we were. She told them, I`m with Brettly, went to Taco Bell, we had some food.

    They then decided that they were going to, as we originally planned, go to a diner. Mickey said she -- you know, she had food. She was tired. She didn`t feel like going.

    In addition to her graduation (ph), me and Mickey had planned on going out earlier that day before and videotaping her doing some riding on a horse she was trying to sell. So she had really just been ready to get to bed at that point.

    She finished eating. She went to the bathroom before she rode (ph). She checked her bike, talked a little bit more. She took out her mace. She made sure that it was on. She checked it.

    I walked her to the back door. She went out. I told her to be safe. I watched until she got to the driveway, and I closed the door, locked it, and that was the last time that I saw her.


    http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1205/24/ng.01.html
     
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