Although many law enforcement agencies are helping with the search for Mickey Shunick, a familiar group is back in town. Texas Equusearch is back in Lafayette helping with continued search efforts, but with a different approach.
Back in early June, Equusearch suspended their search efforts, but they promised they'd be back if there were new developments in the case. And since there has now been an arrest made, they are back, however this time, they aren't asking for civilian help. In the very first week of the search for Mickey, friends and volunteers organized their own search parties. Then Equusearch stepped in and helped develop a more comprehensive search strategy, which they had to suspend after a few weeks. But, on Saturday, Equusearch announced their return to area, to assist the Lafayette Police Department with the latest developments. While volunteers have still been active in their efforts, those at the headquarters are happy Equusearch is back. Again, Equusearch is only using their team and law enforcement for their search efforts. They say they are not in need of any outside help at this point. This Wednesday a grand jury will review the case against Brandon Scott Lavergne. The man Lafayette Police accuse of murder and kidnapping in Shunick's disappearance.