Posted: Aug 20, 2012 5:47 PM by Jenise Fernandez
Updated: Aug 20, 2012 5:49 PM
Ninety-three days later, the Shunick family may soon have mickey's remains, according to the Lafayette Parish Coroner's Office. The coroner says the body can be released, once a funeral home has been selected. The coroner says he hasn't heard from a funeral home or from family. The Shunick family told us over the weekend, they haven't made a decision. A few funeral homes have offered their services free of charge. The body was sent to LSU FACES. It was there that dental records were able to identify the body. The coroner's report says Shunick died from a gunshot wound to the head, with multiple stab wounds playing a role.
On Monday, a few volunteers visited the cemetery in Evangeline Parish where Shunick's body was found. They brought flowers and held a prayer service.
"A group of us have been here since the beginning, searching and putting everything together at headquarters. We thought it'd be great to pay our respects to Mickey," said Spencer Coleman, a volunteer.
The Shunick family plans on having two services, a private one for just the family and a public service that will celebrate Shunick's life.