Grand jury takes up case of missing Lafayette woman next week

Photo: Lafayette Police Dept.
Photo: Lafayette Police Dept.

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Officials say a grand jury next week will consider the case involving the man accused of kidnapping and murdering college student Mickey Shunick.

Lafayette Parish District Attorney Mike Harson told the Associated Press Tuesday that Brandon Scott Lavergne's case will be considered by a grand jury July 18.

Lavergne was arrested Thursday and is being held without bail at the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center.

Shunick, a student at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, vanished May 19, just days before her 22nd birthday. She was last seen riding away from a friend's house on her bicycle.

Investigators say the white pickup truck linked to her disappearance is registered to Lavergne. They say that they can place Lavergne in and around the location where her bike was later found.

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