Police have confirmed that decomposed remains found in a remote wooded area earlier this week belong to Louisiana student Michaela ‘Mickey’ Shunick, who vanished three months ago.
The Louisiana State University Faces Lab used medical and dental records to confirmed the body belonged to the missing girl.
Lafayette Police had said they ‘strongly believed’ the remains belonged to Shunick after they were found, alongside some clothing and jewelley, this week.
‘Investigators have identified the body discovered in Evangeline Parish as that of Michaela ‘Mickey’ Shunick,’ they confirmed in a statement on Friday. ‘There will be no further comment on the Shunick investigation at this time.’
Police revealed they were led to her body by a tip, but would not say where it came from.