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  • Security Beefed Up For Lavergne Hearing

    August 17, 2012 6:13 PM

    With such a high-profile case the Lafayette Sheriff's Department laid out a strict security detail for Brandon Lavergne's hearing. "We recognize the high risk and the community out pouring for justice," said Captain Kip Judice of the Lafayette Sheriff's Office. Deputies were not taking chances Friday as Brandon... more »
  • Former "Cellblock-Mate" of Brandon Scott Lavergne Speaks Out

    August 9, 2012 11:20 PM

    A former "cellblock-mate" of Brandon Scott Lavergne is speaking out, saying he's not surprised Lavergne is charged first degree murder. Here's some background: in 1999, Lavergne was arrested in Evangeline Parish for aggravated oral sexual battery .He pled guilty to those charges in 2000. After serving eight years, he was... more »
  • New Court Records Reveal What DA's Office Believes Happened in Shunick, Pate Murders

    August 2, 2012 11:11 PM

    A new document was filed into court today in the case of the State of Louisiana versus Brandon Scott Lavergne. Assistant District Attorney Keith Stutes filed a "Disclosure, Production, Notice to Defendant, and Request for State's Discovery". In it, he outlines what information is available to the defendant's attorneys, but... more »
  • Special K9's Return to Acadiana to Search for Mickey Shunick

    August 1, 2012 11:26 PM

    A team of specially trained K-9's are helping in the search for Mickey Shunick. But this isn't their first time in Acadiana, on their first visits the highly trained dogs scoured Whiskey Bay. Now they're back, combing areas in Acadia, St. Landry and Evangeline Parishes. "We've kind of drawn... more »
  • Lavergne Indictments Bittersweet for Shunick Family

    July 18, 2012 11:19 PM

    The grand jury decision on Brandon Lavergne was bittersweet for the Shunick family and volunteers. There was shock and tears at volunteer headquarters as the murder indictments came down for Mickey Shunick and Lisa Pate. Mickey's father, Tom Shunick, said he was not surprised but sees hope dwindling that... more »
  • Grand Jury to Decide if Enough Evidence in Shunick Case

    July 18, 2012 3:21 PM

    A grand jury will meet today to decide if there's enough evidence to indict Brandon Scott Lavergne, the man charged with aggravated kidnapping and first-degree murder of Mickey Shunick. Brandon Lavergne will not make the walk from the Lafayette Parish Jail to the courthouse today. District Attorney Mike Harson... more »
  • Lavergne's Whereabouts After Mickey's Disappearance Becomes Clearer

    July 12, 2012 11:40 PM

    KATC is the only news outlet with this initial police report from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office detailing an interview they had with murder suspect Brandon Lavergne the same day Mickey Shunick was kidnapped. This latest development is filling out the gaps in a timeline leading up to Lavergne's... more »
  • Mickey's Family and Friends Relieved Nothing was Found in St. Landry Search

    July 12, 2012 7:20 PM

    Emotions ran high when Mickey's family and friends found out authorities were digging up possible graves near Brandon Lavergne's home. "I'd like to find out how he was involved in this, did he take my daughter is she still alive, if not where's the body?" wondered Tom Shunick, Mickey's... more »
  • Brandon Lavergne Accused of Domestic Abuse in 1999 Marriage

    July 9, 2012 11:38 PM

    New information Monday about accused kidnapper Brandon Lavergne's past. He's charged now with kidnapping and murder in the Mickey Shunick case. In addition to a sexual assault conviction in Evangeline Parish, he's also accused of domestic abuse by a woman who was his wife for just a year, according... more »
  • Mickey Shunick Volunteers Seeking Advice from Elizabeth Smart's Family

    July 9, 2012 7:36 PM

    The volunteers here work nonstop, and they say they won't stop until Mickey is home. Now, they want to give back to the community with an idea that comes from Elizabeth Smart's family. Margaret Bearb is hoping to turn this negative into a positive. She wants to make sure... more »
  • Family and Friends of Mickey Shunick are Keeping Search Efforts Alive

    June 18, 2012 6:26 PM

    New flyers are going up all over Lafayette as Mickey Shunick's family and friends refuse to let her face be forgotten. It's been a month since Mickey Shunick was last seen and three weeks since police found any evidence leading to her whereabouts. Since then, there have been no new... more »
  • As Searches Wind Down, Mickey's Mom Says They're Not Giving Up Hope

    June 10, 2012 8:43 PM

    For the Shunick family, it's been an agonizing three weeks. KATC sat down with Mickey's mother, Nancy Rowe, Sunday afternoon. "It's literally hellish, we want to know, we want her back. If she's still alive, no matter what's happened, you know we can handle that. If not, we'll handle... more »
  • Special K-9's Help in Mickey Search, Final Volunteer Effort This Weekend

    June 8, 2012 8:19 PM

    At first there were concerns the body found in Bay St. Louis could have been Mickey Shunick. But the family ruled that out early Friday, saying Mickey does not have any of the body piercings found on that female body. "It's not my sister, so we need to keep... more »
  • Private Investigator: Strong Lead on Suspects in Mickey Shunick Case

    June 7, 2012 11:44 PM

    It's now 19 days since Mickey Shunick disappeared while riding her bike home. In the week that followed, surveillance video of Mickey and her bike both surfaced. But those were the only two leads in the case, until now. The private investigator, hired by an anonymous donor, said that... more »
  • Day 12 in Search for Mickey, Family's Spirits Lifted by Youngest Volunteers

    May 31, 2012 11:39 PM

    With volunteer searches for Mickey Shunick back up Thursday, after a day off, there seemed to be a renewed sense of hope at the volunteer headquarters at Blackham Coliseum. Even though no new evidence surfaced Thursday, Mickey's sister, Charlie Shunick, said she is confident her sister is out there and... more »
  • Family Remains Hopeful After New Clues Released

    May 27, 2012 2:06 PM

    For friends and family of Mickey it's a step forward in the investigation they waited an agonizing week for. The family is doing as well as can be expected and over the past week they've relied on the community's support, but now, it's the prospect of the investigation moving... more »
  • Police Pinpoint Mickey's Steps, Surveillance Video Provides Lead

    May 25, 2012 11:35 PM

    After almost a week of no leads in the case of Mickey Shunick, Lafayette Police said they finally got the break they were looking for with video surveillance of Mickey riding her bike on Versailles Boulevard and St. Landry Street. In both videos, a white, four door pickup truck... more »
  • Police: Tip Lines Full, Still No Clear Lead in Case of Mickey Shunick

    May 24, 2012 11:42 PM

    The whereabouts of missing UL student Mickey Shunick remains a mystery as the search carried over into the sixth day. As the search continues across Acadiana and beyond, police said they still have no clear lead in the case. Both Lafayette Police and the private investigator, hired by an... more »
  • Volunteers Search Lake Martin For Clues into Mickey Shunick's Disappearance

    May 24, 2012 12:09 AM

    A group of volunteers took the search for Mickey Shunick outside of Lafayette, Wednesday. About two dozen people gathered at Lake Martin in St. Martin Parish to search for clues into Mickey's disappearance. "I pray we don't find her, we're looking for clues," said Eric Robicheaux of Breaux Bridge.... more »
  • Donations Keep Search for Mickey Going

    May 23, 2012 6:46 PM

    The amount of donations to fuel the search for Mickey Shunick continues to grow. Volunteers said they are overwhelmed by the community support that keeps them going. Volunteer Margaret Bearb heads up the food donations; she can barely keep up with all of the donations flowing in. "Still... more »
  • Hundreds Attend Vigil For Mickey Shunick

    May 23, 2012 1:31 AM

    Hundreds gathered in Lafayette's Parc Sans Souci Tuesday night as a candlelight vigil was held for Mickey Shunick. The 22 year old Lafayette woman disappeared early Saturday morning while riding her bicycle home. Her family is worked sick. "We're a mess," said Mickey's mom Nancy Rowe. "We try... more »
  • Search for Mickey Shunick Goes Viral on Social Media, National Media

    May 22, 2012 7:48 PM

    The search for Mickey Shunick has exploded on a national level and on social media. Before there were search parties on the ground, a Facebook campaign to find her was already in full swing. An online team is working around the clock at the volunteer headquarters on Ryan Street.... more »
  • Community Rallies Together to Search for Mickey Shunick

    May 21, 2012 12:52 AM

    Still no sign of 21-year-old Mickey Shunick. She was last seen at around 2 o'clock Saturday morning when she left a friend's house in the Saint Streets area. She was on her bike headed home to the area of Ambassador Caffery and West Congress, but she never made it... more »

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