Independent Article Fuels Speculation About Mickey Shunick Disappearance
LAFAYETTE, La. -- An article from the Independent, a Lafayette-based weekly newspaper, is increasing speculation that foul play may have had something to do with the disappearance of Mickey Shunick, a University of Louisiana at Lafayette student who has been missing since May 19.
The article apparently confirms a tip that 19-year-old Rocky James McGee, who was involved in an accident two years ago in which a person was killed, has been interviewed by the Lafayette Police Department in connection with the disappearance of Shunick. McGee, who was 17 at the time, was charged with OWI in that accident, according to the Independent report.
However, Corporal Paul Mouton, a Lafayette Police Department spokesperson, would neither confirm nor deny that McGee was interviewed. Mouton, who sounded incensed on the phone when questioned about the report, said many people have been interviewed. No one has been identified as a suspect, he said, and no one has been arrested.
Police have searched the Whiskey Bay area twice this week after finding Shunick's bike submerged there beneath an Interstate 10 overpass. A search that lasted well into Thursday morning revealed no further clues, Mouton said in a news release. Shunick's bike is being examined by forensics experts at the State Police Crime Lab.
The investigation into Shunick's case remains ongoing. If you have any information which police may find useful, you're urged to call the Lafayette Police Department tips line at (337) 291-8633.