Bring Mickey Home

Lafayette, LA – Detectives with the Lafayette Police Department continue to search for clues which would assist them in locating Michaela “Mickey” Shunick.  Shunick went missing after leaving a friend’s residence in the 100 block of Ryan Street at approximately 2:00 am on Saturday, May 19, 2012.  She was wearing a pastel, multi-colored striped shirt, light wash skinny jeans and grey shoes.  Shunick departed the residence on a black Schwinn bicycle with gold handle bar grips and wearing a brown leather backpack purse.  It is believed that she was going to her residence near the intersection of Ambassador Caffery Parkway and Congress Street.  Shunick is described as a white female, blonde hair, 5’1″ tall and 115 pounds.

The Louisiana State Police and the FBI have offered their resources and assisting in the investigation.  Below is a photo of Michaela Shunick and the bicycle she is believed to have been riding when she went missing.

Detectives are asking anyone with any information about the case to contact the Lafayette Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.

There is now a $25,000 reward for anything relating to Mickey’s whereabouts.


Lafayette, LA – Lafayette Police have established a “Tips Line” for citizens to call with information pertaining to the case of the missing woman, Michaela “Mickey” Shunick. Those citizens with information about the case are encouraged to call 337-291-8633.



  1. Freetonia

    I just feel so sorry for this girl and her family, she lived in a college town and the night she disappeared there were probably 100, 000 students out riding home from a friends house or a party and yet she never made it back home. Why do people feel they have the right to hunt other people, to take them, their lives and then secret the bodies so that the elements hide their evidence. I hope the person is found, it won’t help Mickey, but if the man is still out there he will do this again, he won’t be able to stop. I think this is part of a serial killing, or the beginning of one. It’s just not right we can’t live, walk and ride safely in our society. If you are a woman alone, you are a target. How did this come to be?

  2. Joshua McBride

    We love you Mickey and we will not stop the fight. We will bring you home!

    1. Prinnie (Post author)

      Joshua, I hope they find Mickey as well. Are you in the area and do you have any news of additional information as far as the bike, and perhaps other sightings? Hoping that she comes home SOON!

  3. Wendy

    Unfortunely they found Mickey and Brandon Lavergne is behind bars the kidnapping and murder of Mickey Shunick. Prayers to her family.


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