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Thursday, June 14, 2012
What Happened to Mickey Shunick?
My home state of Louisiana has been abuzz with questions about the whereabouts of missing University of Louisiana Lafayette student, 21-year-old Mickey Shunick. Mickey was last seen on May 19, 2012 around 1:30 AM, riding her black and gold Schwinn Cutter bicycle with glittery gold handlebars on her way home from a friends house. Surveillance video captured the last images of Mickey making her way home in the early morning hours. Unfortunately, she never made it home.
Last image of Mickey Shunick
This surveillance shot is the last that anybody has seen of Mickey except for the person or persons that know what exactly happened to her after she crossed this street. Shortly after crossing the street, a mysterious white Chevy Pick Up that has yet to be identified is also caught on surveillance video. It is believed to be connected to Mickey Shunick's disappearance. 8 days after Mickey's disappearance, her bike was found mangled under Whiskey Bay Bridge in a swampy area 25 miles from where she was last seen. The area where the bike was found is located in an area with hundreds of miles of swamp land. The Whiskey Bay Bridge is one of only 2 exist on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge which is 18.2 miles of bridge over swampland.
So what happened to Mickey Shunick? Was she accidently hit by someone? Did they panic? Did they try and help her? Or did they just dump her like trash like her broken bicycle was dumped? Or did she just decide to take a break from everything and disappear? That's what I was hoping for when I first heard about Mickey, but as time passes, that theory is looking less and less likely. I'm sure that at this point all that Mickey's friends and family care about is finding her. They need to find Mickey so they can have closure. They have got to know if she's alive or dead. This has got to be the most devastating thing that a parent goes through.