LA - Mickey Shunick, 21, Lafayette 19 May 2012 - #31

Discussion in 'Mickey Shunick General Discussion Threads' started by bessie, Jun 25, 2012.

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  1. kemo

    kemo Well-Known Member

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    This is very interesting. The fact that this happened 1000 miles away and the vehicle appears to be different would tend to suggest that this is a different guy but I suspect it is somebody who has been following the news. This MO is pretty unusual.

    It has me wondering that, if the damage to the bike was minimal, could Mickey have been uninjured and voluntarily accepted a ride. It would explain the lack of debris, blood etc.

    I don't know how that kind of speculation could help the investigation but it does suggest that "bump and grab" assaults on young women riding bicycles could become a problem.
     
  2. A.C.I

    A.C.I Private Investigator

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    And they won't talk about that publicly. And as you can see, the **** storm that comes with them doing it, they won't do it too often. Particularly if they already have an internal investigation going on. They don't want to draw the ire of civil rights groups to add to the ever increasing pile of **** they already have on top of them.
     
  3. De2385

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    Wow, that's a heck of a clear picture of the car. Sounds very similar.
     
  4. De2385

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    I think I'd start looking for Mickey in North Carolina as well.
     
  5. nola

    nola Active Member

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    This story activates my hinky meter. Rare as it is for a bump and grab (this and the Hawaii story), I think this could be significant.

    Back during the first week of June, I drove over to Lafayette to help with the foot searches. Along the way, I saw and photographed a white chevy truck on I-10 headed west - that at the time I thought matched one of the two videoed on St Landry. When I arrived at Blackham Coliseum and spoke with other searchers, I learned that the truck still being sought was a Z71. And the truck that I saw was not/ or did not have a visible Z71 sticker. So I set it aside and haven't thought much about it until reading this article. The truck I photographed that day had a NC license plate and the driver was a good sized man with dark facial hair.
     
  6. De2385

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    Dangit man, well done very well done.
     
  7. De2385

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    Ha ha. I would love to know how to rig that up on a bike frame. Hmm.
     
  8. MeauxMom

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    If its a GM or Chevrolet, It would therefore be equipped with OnStar right?
     
  9. Foxfire

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    kemo, the news article wasn't posted for 11 days after the incident, which is curious. With the photo of the perp & the vehicle in NC, hopefully he will be identified & arrested, due to an aware citizen's tip.
    Imo, the DWT may not be the vehicle used in Mickey's abduction, but only a witness.
    To bump someone's bicycle and only damage the rear tire takes finess, imo.
     
  10. De2385

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    Yes, but does onstar need to be "turned on" or subscribed to for them to track the truck?
     
  11. A.C.I

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    The "traffic cameras" are not the same cameras as the speeding cameras. The traffic ones are really high in the corners of intersections, generally above the street lights. The speeding cameras, are low, and on their own pole. They have a box around them and a huge strobe light that you can see flash in your rear view if you just blew through the intersection. Apparently they record when tripped. The strobe flashes to capture liscence plate. They're blinding to anyone going the other direction and annoy the crap out of me. They are much better cameras, as the one ticket I got (Sunday morning, Johnston st. 44mph, speed limit, 40. It's the only time you can go faster than 40, I didn't realize I was!) you could see me perfectly, inside of my car. Seriously. The color of my eyes close. Ugh! Invasion of privacy if there ever was one. The closest REDFLEX (private company that owns the red light cameras) camera to Mickey would have been north at the intersection of University and Agnes/Simcoe or intersection of South College and Johnston.

    As far as the phone goes, I'm sure they have it tagged to notify them if it pings again, but I think they have all they're going to get from her phone. I think the phone technology has come a long way, especially when you consider I can tap "find my phone" and it instantly shows me on a map where the phone that are on my account are, within a few feet. My husband and I can find each other at festivals, Marci GRAS, and Disney world (haha, but it works), and the best part is I can see where my son is. It could be false security if I solely depended on that, but its comforting.

    Class action lawsuits? I don't think so. And, those camera on top of the light posts are ours. Our tax dollars pay for them. I'm fine with that. "Monitor traffic" all day ad night, but as far as I'm concerned, those cameras should record and be able to be used for investigation. My goodness, recording them would save so much man power in terms of investigative work! I'm pretty sure the recording would have to be accessible to tax payers, the same way we are able to go into LCG's website and view the live view. Otherwise, it would be a giant invasion of privacy. And, sorry people, I am not all about living in a police state. I also, since this has happened have cameras on every corner of my house. They record three weeks of time, but only Record when there is movement, so realistically, longer than three weeks. I would like to believe that LE does not make their decisions based on fear of class actions. Some class actions get out of had,yes, but really, they help A LOT of people, that have been wronged by greedy corporations, that otherwise may not have had the resources to go after the corporation on their own. Its a power in numbers thing. It also frees up the judicial system a bit, instead of handling each case on a case by case basis. That would be too tedious and hard to regulate across multiple cases.

    Again, my own opinion.

    Have you, or anyone, heard from MamaMia?

    Where are you MICKEY???
     
  13. MeauxMom

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    True, when my mom went missing a few years ago the truck was equipped with it but she was no longer subscribed to it. Sorry :(
     
  14. NewYork625

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    We don't know for certain that it was the white truck that was involved in Mickey's disappearance. Anything could have happened off camera and on a dark side street out of a camera's view. I agree with Foxfire that it takes finesse to just tap a bicycle, and possibly some practice...
     
  15. paddleallday

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    Please tell me you still have that picture, just in case. Also, please don't post it here. :) I cannot even imagine the confusion that may cause. Turn it in as a tip again. You never know. If LE releases it, please, post it here again and again.
     
  16. K.jill

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    I hope the pic of the perp in NC gets national coverage. If the guy is traveling he could be from La,NC, or anywhere. I wonder what age the girl in NC is and if she is small or blond.
    Foxfire do you have any idea why they would wait 11 days to release the story and pics?

    The girl in NC is 22. Looks like the bump and grab took place near NC State University.
     
  17. A.C.I

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    If they only record when tripped, then why do the video segments that you can review start seconds before you even commit the crime? Is the camera able to predict that you are going to commit a traffic violation? They may not record indefinitely, but at least intermittently.

    And about the phones, I wasn't talking about only her phone. I was referring to tower dumps which can be obtained by LE and thus show any phones in the same area at the same time as hers. Just a matter of narrowing down who's who at that point (and seeing which one goes to Whiskey Bay). It's very expensive though and they don't like the general public knowing they can do that. Big civil rights issue. And LPD has enough on their plates right now without adding the issues that would come from them catching whoever did whatever they did to MS by use of cameras they claim don't record and accessing cell tower records they also don't want the public knowing they have access to.
     
  18. Unscripted

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    Agree. The girl in North Carolina was bumped by the perp. when she slowed at an intersection.

    What would the traffic have been like at St. Landry & W St. Mary that night @ 2am? If Mickey hit a red light would she have been able to sail thru it or would she have had to stop and wait for the green because of vehicular traffic? Or would she have just obeyed the red?
     
  19. spartanmom

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    I followed the Caylee Anthony case, they had pings of Casey's phone for the entire "31" days that Caylee was "missing".....supposedly missing.
    Florida has the Sunshine Law, Open government, which allows the public to view those records. Even though Casey was aquitted, I still believe she killed her daughter, WS'ers really impressed me as they sleuthed the pings, etc. and as what showed up in court from the prosecution WSer's pretty much nailed what really happened to Caylee.

    I think that sometimes it would be nice to have access to SOME things that LE is investigating......however, I do understand the importance of keeping things under wrap. Just some things that I think about.::)) while trying to keep cool in central IL.
     
  20. Toadlily

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    It is strange that it took so long to be released. I emailed the editor over at WRAL a news link to Mickey's case just in case the two cases are connected.
     
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