Sheriff: Man booked in missing La. student case
LAFAYETTE (AP) — Lafayette police have set a news conference to discuss an arrest in the case of a University of Louisiana student missing since May 19.
On Thursday, St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz said 33-year-old Brandon Scott Lavergne was booked on first-degree murder and aggravated kidnapping charges in connection with the case. It was unclear whether he has an attorney who can comment on the case.
Mickey Shunick was last seen shortly before 2 a.m. on May 19, days before her 22nd birthday. She was riding her bicycle home from a friend’s house.
Friday’s news conference is set for 1 p.m.
Authorities searched Lavergne’s St. Landry Parish residence for evidence Thursday. The state’s online list of registered sex offenders says Lavergne was convicted of aggravated oral sexual battery in 2000.
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