(Image source: WAFB)

BY CHRISTINA HARTMAN

A body discovered in a swampy area near Lafayette, Louisiana has just been positively ID'd as that of a missing university student.

WVLA: “Lafayette police have confirmed the body found earlier this week in Evangeline parish is Mickey Shunick's.”

KLFY: “Coroner officials said the level of decomposition required the help of an LSU identification expert.”

WWLT: “Shunick first went missing on May 19th. Brandon Laverne is charged with her murder.”

Snunick was last seen a day before her 22nd birthday riding on a bicycle from a friend’s house.

Investigators found the body Tuesday morning near a grave site, but it wasn’t until now that they were able to confirm it as Shunick’s.

The suspect, 33-year-old Brandon Lavergne, is a registered sex offender who’s also a suspect in another murder.

WVLA: “He's in the lafayette parish prison tonight charged with not only Shunick's death, but the 1999 death of Lisa Pate.”

In a statement tonight, Shunick’s family said quote “all of us have lost a part of ourselves.” Authorities have released little additional information about the status of the investigation.

Louisiana Student Mickey Shunick's Body Identified

by Christina Hartman
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Aug 9, 2012

Louisiana Student Mickey Shunick's Body Identified

(Image source: WAFB)

BY CHRISTINA HARTMAN

A body discovered in a swampy area near Lafayette, Louisiana has just been positively ID'd as that of a missing university student.

WVLA: “Lafayette police have confirmed the body found earlier this week in Evangeline parish is Mickey Shunick's.”

KLFY: “Coroner officials said the level of decomposition required the help of an LSU identification expert.”

WWLT: “Shunick first went missing on May 19th. Brandon Laverne is charged with her murder.”

Snunick was last seen a day before her 22nd birthday riding on a bicycle from a friend’s house.

Investigators found the body Tuesday morning near a grave site, but it wasn’t until now that they were able to confirm it as Shunick’s.

The suspect, 33-year-old Brandon Lavergne, is a registered sex offender who’s also a suspect in another murder.

WVLA: “He's in the lafayette parish prison tonight charged with not only Shunick's death, but the 1999 death of Lisa Pate.”

In a statement tonight, Shunick’s family said quote “all of us have lost a part of ourselves.” Authorities have released little additional information about the status of the investigation.

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