Suspect in Mickey Shunick case was treated for stab wounds day she disappeared

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Posted on July 13, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Updated Friday, Jul 13 at 6:22 PM

Maya Rodriguez / Eyewitness News

JEFFERSON PARISH, La. -- New details are emerging about the day a missing Lafayette college student disappeared and it now appears the prime suspect was in the metro New Orleans area, hours after Mickey Shunick vanished. 

According to an incident report from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, Brandon Lavergne showed up at Ochsner Hospital on the night of May 19, with multiple stab wounds on his chest, back, neck and hand.

The report says the wounds were not life threatening. That is the same day that surveillance video last showed Mickey Shunick alive, as she rode her bicycle, around 1:48 a.m. in Lafayette. 

The report goes on to say that when questioned by a deputy about what happened, Lavergne said he had gotten lost and stopped at a gas station to ask for directions. He said while at a gas station, he was attacked without warning by an unknown white male. 

"[He] was unable to provide any information when asked about nearby street names, building shapes, landmarks/significant structures, or any identifiable features of his surroundings," the report states. 

Lavergne said he was in town to visit a friend when the incident happened and was planning to return home to Churchpoint, La., once he was treated and released from the hospital. The report also noted that the more questions that were asked of Lavergne, the less information he provided.

Lavergne has since been arrested on first-degree murder charges, related to Shunick's disappearance.

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