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Police: video shows missing college student and mystery "truck of interest"

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Posted: May 25, 2012 8:06 PM by Trey Schmaltz
Updated: May 25, 2012 8:06 PM
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Topics: Lafayette, Shunick, missing, media, college student, co-ed, missing co-ed

LAFAYETTE- Police have released the most groundbreaking information related to a missing person's case that's grabbed the country's attention. Late Friday, pictures from security cameras were released showing a white, newer model pick-up truck.

The truck was seen on various video recordings, on two different streets were Mickey Shunick is believed to have biked.

Shunick went missing Saturday morning. She was last seen on her bicycle, believed to be riding home from downtown Lafayette. She lived about five miles away, South of the city's center.

According to a news release from Lafayette Police, "he bicyclist is captured on Versailles Blvd traveling toward St. John Street. She then traveled on St. John Street and crossed over University Avenue, continuing west on St. Landry Street where she was captured on video at approximately 1:48 pm. Investigators are seeking information regarding a white newer model four door pickup truck, which was captured on video after Mickey Shunick traveled on both streets."

Since Shunick vanished, a grass roots effort to search for her has taken over the community. National media has also highlighted the on-going efforts to find the 21-year-old college student.

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