Police Chief: ‘We Believe These Remains Are Mickey Shunick's' - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

Police Chief: ‘We Believe These Remains Are Mickey Shunick's'

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LAFAYETTE, La. – On Tuesday evening, Lafayette Police Chief John Craft told The Shreveport Times and The Daily Advertiser that he believes investigators have found the remains of missing ULL student Mickey Shunick.

Authorities said Tuesday afternoon that they found Shunick's body in Chataignier, according to media reports from KFLY-TV and WAFB-TV. Lafayette Police Cpl. Paul Mouton also confirmed that police believe the remains found in Evangeline Parish are Mickey Shunick's. However, Craft stresses they are not 100 percent certain during a city-parish council meeting.

The task force assigned to investigate the Shunick's case, along with Evangeline Parish Sheriff deputies, arrived in the area around 3 p.m., which is south of Ville Platte, where authorities say the body of the missing Lafayette student is located.

The Lafayette police mobile unit is on scene at a small cemetery on La. 10 between Mamou and Oakdale.

Recently, the former Fort Polk soldier Brandon Lavergne pleaded not guilty to first degree murder charges.

Lavergne is accused of killing Lisa Pate in 1999 and Mickey Shunick on May 19.

A trial date was set for after Oct. 9, which is the deadline for all motions to be filed.

NewsChannel 5/CBS 2 is on the scene and will bring you updates as this story develops. Stay tuned to our 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. newscasts along with kalb.com.

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