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Body Identified As Mickey Shunick

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LAFAYETTE, La. - The Lafayette Police Department has confirmed that the body found earlier this week in Evangeline Parish is that of Mickey Shunick. 

Investigators say the body discovered in Evangeline Parish on Aug. 7 is that of Michaela "Mickey" Shunick. 

Although investigators strongly believe that the body was Shunick's, they said it would take three days for the identification process to be completed. 

On Tuesday morning, investigators say they received credible information on the location of Shunick's body. 

Authorities were directed to a section of property off of La. Hwy 10 near the intersection of La. Hwy 13 in Evangeline Parish. 

Upon going to the site, a police task force discovered an area where a buried body was located at the Pinseclair Cemetery. Working with the Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office, the Lafayette Metro crime scene investigators began searching the area with forensic experts from LSU.

On Tuesday night, the body was removed from the scene by the Lafayette Parish Coroner's Office and transported back to Lafayette Parish.

Police said that there will be no further comment on the Shunick investigation at this time.

The University of Louisiana-Lafayette student went missing in May 19 while riding her bicycle home from a friend's house.

Brandon Scott Lavergne has been arrested in connection with her death.

Recently Lavergne, the former Fort Polk soldier, 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.

For continuing coverage on this breaking news event, please refer to http://www.kalb.com.

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