Lafayette Parish Police Reveal Extremely Crucial Info In Mickey Shunick Investigation

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 - 8:43pm

Yesterday police received a tip from a very credible source that led them to a private cemetery off of Highway 10 where they uncovered a body.

Today is a waiting game as to whether police found the body of Mickey Shunick, the 22-year-old UL student who went missing nearly three months ago.

Police said they are confident it is Shunick, but forensics will make the official confirmation.

Evangeline Parish residents said they were shocked and in mourning with those in Lafayette. 

Police cars and a coroner's van broke the usual quiet of Evangeline Parish on Tuesday, drawing residents in to a double murder investigation they had until this point only watched from afar.

"It is shocking that something like that is so close to home, because I am from Ville Platte and it's hard to believe that someone this close could be committing murders like that," said one resident.

In Lafayette Parish where an entire community rallied to "Bring Mickey Home" feelings are mixed.

Some said it is closure for the community.

For others, it is the end of this long journey, but not what they hoped and prayed for.  It is something they said has left the community hurting.

Staff at the LSU FACES lab confirmed with FOX 44 news that they are working to help identify the body and said the process could take several days.

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