Found Deceased: Michaela “Mickey” Shunick, 21 Yrs., Lafayette, LA, 05/19/12

08/07/12 — It is with very heavy hearts that we report that the body of Mickey Shunick has been located deceased.  Our prayers go to Mickey’s family and friends during their time of grief. We want to thank all of our volunteers who traveled to Louisiana on more than one occasion to help find Mickey, and for the tireless work that everyone did in hopes of bringing the Mickey home. As you probably know, there has been an arrest in her case. We also want to thank all of the law enforcement agencies who worked together on this case. Please keep Mickey’s family and friends in your prayers during this difficult time.

Please see news coverage below regarding the above post.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/09/mickey-shunicks-b

http://www.shreveporttimes.com/article/20120810/NEWS03/120810021/Mickey-Shunick-s-family-says-healing-begins-after-body-found?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE

http://www.wwl.com/pages/13945002.php?contentType=4&contentId=11208729

http://www.wausaudailyherald.com/usatoday/article/56924874?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE%7Cp

http://www.wwltv.com/news/-Body-found-confirmed-to-be-Mickey-Shunick–165656846.html

http://www.wlox.com/story/19241767/investigators-body-found-in-evangeline-parish-is-mickey-shunick

http://www.wwltv.com/news/Face-expert-examining-remains-found-Tues-night–165432356.html

http://theadvocate.com/home/3577265-77/lsu-faces-lab-has-body

http://www.thetowntalk.com/viewart/20120808/NEWS01/120808007/Suspect-2-Lafayette-deaths-questioned-hours-before-body-found?odyssey=nav%7Chead

http://www.raynetoday.com/view/full_story/19730393/article-UPDATE–Remains-found-believed-to-be-Shunick-s?instance=home_news_lead

http://www.theadvertiser.com/article/20120808/NEWS01/120808037/Community-reacts-discovery-body-near-Vidrine

http://www.bayoubuzz.com/component/k2/item/50709-lsu-faces-lab-examining-body-thought-to-be-mickey-shunick

http://www.bayoubuzz.com/component/k2/item/50709-lsu-faces-lab-examining-body-thought-to-be-mickey-shunick

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-57489347-504083/mickey-shunick-murder-suspect-brandon-lavergne-talked-to-cops-shortly-before-victims-body-was-believed-found/

http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/5d6e9e6fc3414234be692c660e608c0a/LA–Missing-Student

http://www.wwltv.com/news/Lafayette-TV-station-reports-Mickey-Shunicks-body-found-165330076.html

http://www.theind.com/news/11139-shunick-body-found

http://www.wwl.com/pages/13922580.php?contentType=4&contentId=11192303

http://www.katc.com/news/lafayette-police-confirm-search-in-mickey-shunick-case/

http://www.crowleytoday.com/view/full_story/19715024/article-UPDATE–Shunick-s-body-may-have-been-found-in-Evangeline-Parish?instance=secondary_stories_left_column

http://www.klfy.com/story/19219732/police-probing-property-for-mickey-shunicks-body

http://abcnews.go.com/US/mickey-shunicks-body-believed-found-grave-remote-cemetery/story?id=16953458

http://www.thetowntalk.com/article/20120807/NEWS01/120807014/Lafayette-chief-We-believe-these-remains-Mickey-Shunick-s

07/18/12-07/21/12 — Texas EquuSearch continues to assist Lafayette Police Department in locating Mickey Shunick. We will be using Texas EquuSearch members ONLY. No civilian volunteers will be allowed to search with us on this search.

07/15/12-07/17/12 — Texas EquuSearch continues to assist Lafayette Police Department in locating Mickey Shunick. We will be using Texas EquuSearch members ONLY. No civilian volunteers will be allowed to search with us on this search.

For more recent news coverage on this case, see below:

http://www.thetowntalk.com/article/20120717/NEWS01/120717001/Texas-search-group-combs-3-parish-region-missing-Lafayette-woman

http://www.katc.com/news/equusearch-back-in-acadiana-searching-for-mickey-shunick/#!prettyPhoto/0/

http://www.chron.com/news/article/Texas-group-aids-in-search-for-missing-student-3710507.php

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Texas-group-aids-in-search-for-missing-student-3710507.php

http://www.beaumontenterprise.com/news/article/Equusearch-aids-in-search-for-Lafayette-student-3710697.php

http://www.kwtx.com/home/headlines/Texas-Based_Group_Joins_Search_For_Missing_College_Coed_162611316.html

http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/d05ab63caa3d43989d75dac62f0084cf/LA–Missing-Student

http://planet1051.com/tags/equusearch/

07/14/12 — Texas EquuSearch has returned to Lafatette, LA to assist Lafayette Police Department in locating Mickey Shunick. We will be using Texas EquuSearch members ONLY. No civilian volunteers will be allowed to search with us on this search.

05/26/12 — The search for Mickey Shunick will continue on Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. The Command Center is located at the Blackham Coliseum in Lafayette, LA 70506. We are in need of ATVs, horses and foot searchers. Please bring your own water and snacks, along with a photo identification. Searchers must be at least eighteen (18) years of age. Thank you in advance for assistance.

05/25/12 — The search for Mickey Shunick will continue on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. The Command Center is located at Our Lady of Wisdom Catholic Church, 501 E. Saint Mary Blvd., Lafayette, LA 70503. We are in need of ATVs, horses and foot searchers. Please bring your own water and snacks, along with a photo identification. Searchers must be at least eighteen (18) years of age. Thank you in advance for assistance.

05/24/12 — The search for Mickey Shunick will continue on Friday, May 25, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. The Command Center is located at Our Lady of Wisdom Catholic Church, 501 E. Saint Mary Blvd., Lafayette, LA 70503. We are in need of ATVs, horses and foot searchers. Please bring your own water and snacks, along with a photo identification. Searchers must be at least eighteen (18) years of age. Thank you in advance for assistance.

05/23/12 — We will begin a search for Mickey Shunick on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. The Command Center is located at Our Lady of Wisdom Catholic Church, 501 E. Saint Mary Blvd., Lafayette, LA 70503. We are in need of ATVs, horses and foot searchers. Please bring your own water and snacks, along with a photo identification. Searchers must be at least eighteen (18) years of age. Thank you in advance for assistance.

05/23/12 — Texas EquuSearch has been requested to assist in the search for Michaela “Mickey” Shunick. Tim Miller, Founder and Director of Texas EquuSearch is en route to Lafayette, LA to meet with her family and law enforcement. Please keep Mickey’s family and friends in your prayers during this very difficult time.

To see news coverage on this case, please follow links below.

http://www.katc.com/news/the-status-of-the-search/

http://www.katc.com/news/equusearch-suspends-search-efforts/

http://theadvocate.com/home/2990251-125/shunick-case-tips-drop-off

http://www.shreveporttimes.com/article/DG/20120530/NEWS01/205300327/Keeping-hope-alive?odyssey=nav%7Chead

http://abcnews.go.com/US/mickey-shunick-lauren-spierer-cases-share-striking-similarities/story?id=16449634

http://abcnews.go.com/US/mickey-shunick-missing-students-bike-found-bridge/story?id=16440759

http://www.katc.com/videoplayer/?video_id=12569&categories=8%2C59%2C2161%2C2183

http://www.katc.com/videoplayer/?video_id=12532&categories=2183

http://www.wafb.com/story/18617502/find-mickey-now-the-search-continues

http://973thedawg.com/texas-equusearch-joins-the-search-for-mickey-shunick/

http://www.theadvertiser.com/article/20120525/NEWS01/205250342/-told-her-safe-?odyssey=nav%7Chead

http://abcnews.go.com/US/mickey-shunick-disappearance-video-cyclist-discovered/story?id=16428023

http://www.theind.com/news/10576-givers-in-benefit-concert-for-mickey

http://www.theadvertiser.com/article/20120523/NEWS01/120523019/Texas-firm-now-involved-Shunick-search?odyssey=mod%7Cbreaking%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE

http://www.theadvertiser.com/article/20120524/NEWS01/205240333/Volunteers-keep-coming?odyssey=nav%7Chead

http://theadvocate.com/home/2910424-125/bicycle-ride-set-to-support

http://www.hlntv.com/video/2012/05/22/college-co-ed-vanishes

05/23/12 — Michaela “Mickey” Shunick, age 22, was last seen on May 19, 2011 at around 2:00 a.m. in the area of Ryan Street in Lafayette, LA. Michaela was last seen wearing a multi-colored pastel crop top, light blue jean acid washed jeans, grey pointed-toe booties (short ankle boots) and a tan bag worn as a backpack. She has a tattoo of a bicycle on her outer right ankle. She also has a nose ring in her left nostril. If you have any information, please call the Lafayette Police Department at (377) 291-8600 or Texas EquuSearch at (281) 309-9500.

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