Lafayette Louisiana. Detectives with the Lafayette Police Department are following a lead in the disappearance of Michaela "Mickey" Shunick, 22, of Lafayette who has been missing since May 19.
The detectives are studying a videotape that shows a woman bicycle rider that looks like Shunick traveling on Versailes Boulevard in the early hours of May 19 after she left a friends home located on the 100 block of Ryan Street.
The videotape also shows a white pickup truck traveling in the same direction as Shunick's bicycle.
Shunick is a student at the University of Louisiana Lafayette and an avid bicycle rider.
Lafayette police spokesman Paul Mouton said search teams have searched "a great portion of the city." since the police and volunteers have commenced searching for Shunick since Sunday.
Tim Miller, founder of Texas Equusearch said his group brought in a plane and plans to have a helicopter join the search team on Thursday.
Miller said "We're holding up hope that Mickey's alive out there."
The police are asking anybody who has information on the white pickup truck or the whereabouts of Shunick to call the Lafayette police tip line at 337-291-8633 or Crime Stoppers at 337-232-TIPS anonymously.
News sources Acadiana Bureau, Baton Rouge Morning Advocate and Jason Brown.