Lavergne’s Location Revealed After Mickey Shunick’s Disappearance [PHOTOS]
We have received more information about Brandon Scott Lavergne’s whereabouts after Mickey Shunick’s disappearance.
This latest development seems to fill in the gaps and create a timeline following Shunick’s disappearance and Lavergne’s arrest. Until this release there was a big piece of the puzzle missing when it came to Lavergne’s story.
Surveillance video captured Shunick on St. Landry Street at 1:48 a.m. On May 19th. Moments after, the white pick up truck police believe is Lavergne’s can be seen following Mickey.
After that, it appears he headed east on I-10 to New Orleans. On May 19th, Lavergne checked into Oschner Hospital on Jefferson Highway around 11:00 pm, claiming he had been attacked and stabbed several times by a stranger at an unknown gas station.
In the incident report, Lavergne told Jefferson Parish deputies he was attacked around 3:00 pm that day, but they said Lavergne could not tell them where the gas station was, he would give no street names, buildings or landmarks.
Lavergne claimed he was visiting friends in town when he was attacked and planned on returning home after he was released from the hospital. He also claims his license and wallet was stolen from him. As Lavergne was asked more questions by a deputy he started to provide less and less information. They filed the report and then the hospital released him.
Jump to 12 days later and Lavergne’s truck is found burned in Texas. We also know that on June 4th he purchased the same truck as the one burned, a new white Z71, from Don’s Wholesale in Lafayette Parish. A month after this he is arrested and charged with aggravated kidnapping and first-degree murder.
The Lafayette Police say that they were aware of his hospital stay in New Orleans but would not comment on it in order to preserve the integrity of the case.
A new mug shot of Lavergne is also now public. It shows him clean-shaven, unlike his original mug shot from the arrest on July 5th, 2012.
The Lafayette Sheriff’s Office said that they realized they had not charged him with failure to register as a sex offender. The Sheriff’s Office said this pertains to Lavergne allegedly destroying his driver’s license in order to conceal that he was a registered sex offender.
The following is a compiled timeline from KATC.com from the beginning of the case:
May 18, 2012, 10:15 p.m. : Mickey and friends attended a concert at Artmosphere.
May 19, 2012, 12:44 a.m. : Mickey rides bike back to Ryan Street residence with a friend.
May 19, 2012, 1:24 a.m.: Mickey seen in surveillance video at Taco Bell.
May 19, 2012, 1:31 a.m.: Mickey receives a call from her friend; it was the last time her phone was used.
May 19, 2012, 1:45 a.m.: Mickey begins to ride her bike home from the Ryan Street residence.
May 19, 2012, 1:47 a.m. : Mickey is caught on camera, riding her bike, on Versailles Boulevard.
May 19, 2012, 1:48 a.m.: Mickey is caught on camera, riding her bike, on St. Landry Street. Police say between St. Landry and Blackham Coliseum, Lavergne allegedly kidnapped Mickey. Her bike’s damage is consistent with being hit from behind by a vehicle.
May 19, 2012, approximately 3:00 pm: According to a police report from Jefferson Parish, Lavergne says he was attacked at a gas station in the New Orleans area, repeatedly stabbed by an unknown man.
May 19, 2012, 6:30 p.m.: Mickey’s family reports her missing to police.
May 19, 2012, 11:00 p.m.: Lavergne is interviewed by Jefferson Parish deputies in connection with an aggravated battery/robbery against him earlier that afternoon. The interview happens at a hospital in New Orleans as Lavergne is being treated, according to a police report. Lavergne can’t recall where it happened.
May 20, 2012 : The first search party is organized.
May 25, 2012: The video surveillance photos were released to the public.
May 26, 2012: Mickey’s bike was located under the Whiskey Bay Bridge.
May 31, 2012: Lafayette Police say Lavergne’s truck was found burned in San Jacinto County, TX.
May 31, 2012: Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department says Lavergne reports his truck missing.
June 4, 2012: Don’s Wholesale in Lafayette Parish says Lavergne bought a white, Z-71 pick up truck. Police say the truck is just like his previous truck, found burned in Texas.
June 14, 2012: Lafayette Police get the tip the white truck of interest was found burned in Texas. Lafayette Police say it’s Lavergne’s truck.
July 5, 2012: State Police stop Lavergne on a traffic stop in a new white truck and arrest him on a warrant related to registering as a sex offender. He’s also booked on first degree murder and kidnapping charges. Police say he is not cooperating.
July 18, 2012: Lavergne is scheduled to appear before a grand jury in Lafayette Parish.
Stay tuned for further updates as they come to us throughout the investigation.