New Information On Lisa Pate Uncovered By Lafayette Newspaper
(KPEL) -- New information has been uncovered about Lisa Pate, the woman whose murder a Lafayette grand jury indicted Brandon Scott Lavergne on. The Daily Advertiser went through their archives to research their original stories on Pate's disappearance.
In June of 1999, the paper reported a couple was exploring property behind a house they were renting between Church Point and Eunice. It was there that they found human remains concealed beneath three wooden boards. A few months later, those remains were identified as belonging to Pate.
At the time, Pate's family told the newspaper she had a history of drug abuse and that she had twice undergone drug treatment. In 1998, Pate had been released from jail on a drug offense, the Advertiser reported.
When her remains were discovered, police treated her death as a homicide, but it would remain unsolved.
Lavergne was also indicted Wednesday on charges he killed University of Louisiana student Mickey Shunick, who has been missing since May 19.