Body identified as Mickey Shunick

Mickey Shunick (Source: Lafayette Police Department)
Mickey Shunick (Source: Lafayette Police Department)

Lafayette, LA (KPLC) - Investigators have identified the body discovered in Evangeline Parish as that of Michaela "Mickey" Shunick, Lafayette police announced in a news release on Thursday.

The release said there will be no further comment on the Shunick investigation at this time.

Shunick was last seen alive in the early hours of May 19 while on a bicycle. She was leaving a friend's home and was seen on security video in multiple locations in Lafayette.

On July 5, Brandon Scott Lavergne, 33, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and aggravated kidnapping related to the case. Authorities said Lavergne was connected to the disappearance after a white pickup truck seen in the security video was connected to him.

Lavergne pleaded not guilty to all charges, including counts related to the 1999 death of another woman, Lisa Pate.

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