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Shunick family ready to begin healing process

LAFAYETTE (AP) — The family of a university student who went missing in May say they can finally begin to grieve after police positively identified a body they found earlier this week. Police say the body discovered in Evangeline Parish was that of Michaela “Mickey” Shunick. Her family said Friday they can begin the healing […]

Lavergne charged with killing Shunick, second woman

LAFAYETTE (AP) — The man arrested in the disappearance of a Lafayette college student in May was indicted Wednesday on charges of killing her and killing another woman 13 years ago. Brandon Scott Lavergne was indicted by a Lafayette Parish grand jury in the death of Mickey Shunick, who disappeared May 19, and that of […]

Police chief: remains may be missing student’s

LAFAYETTE (AP) — Investigators have found human remains that may be those of Michaela “Mickey” Shunick, a college student who vanished in May, says Lafayette Police Chief Jim Craft. “We believe these remains are Mickey Shunick’s, but we are not 100 percent,” Craft said.

There is still hope for justice

The Mickey Shunick case has captured much of Louisiana’s attention since her disappearance in May. The case has drawn even more attention since prosecutors announced that in addition to being charged with Shunick’s first degree murder (though her body has yet to be found), suspect Brandon Lavergne would also be charged in the 1999 murder […]

Deputies check dirt mounds: student’s grave?

OPELOUSAS (AP) — St. Landry Parish sheriff’s deputies have brought cadaver dogs to a site about two miles from the home of a man booked with murder in connection with the disappearance of a Lafayette college student. Sheriff Bobby Guidroz says a farmer called about three mounds of dirt near his fields. Guidroz says two […]

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 […]

‘We need dirty laundry’

I’m Just Sayin’ by SHEILA SMITH “I make my living off the evening news Just give me something – something I can use People love it when you lose They love dirty laundry”   Don Henley, “Dirty Laundry”   I will be the first to admit: some media outlets behave like a pack of rabid […]

Police probe similarities between disappearances

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Police in Bloomington say they have contacted authorities in Louisiana about their search for a college student whose disappearance has similarities to that of an Indiana University student who has been missing for nearly a year. Spokesman Capt. Joe Qualters said that Bloomington police, who are investigating the June 3, 2011, […]

Help bring Mickey home

Jeff Davis and Lafayette parishes are joining together – and it’s important that we do. Locally, and now nationally, people have been following the disappearance of Mickey Shunick, 21, a Lafayette resident who disappeared early Saturday morning while riding her bicycle from the Saint Streets area to her family home near Ambassador and Congress. Since […]

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