Mickey Shunick was reported missing nearly a month ago and there have been very few updates in the past several days. Why has there been so much silence lately, and will this missing anthropology major ever be found? Her disappearance shares so many similarities with other missing womens cases in the southern and Midwest United States that it's too hard to ignore.
In four days the disappearance of Mickey Shunick will be on its one-month-mark, and as many people are aware the first 48 to 72 hours are the most vital in cases such as these. Does that mean there is no hope in finding her alive? Absolutely not, but the chances continue to dwindle with each day that passes.
The cases that share similarities with this one haven't been solved either, and some of them are over a year old. The disappearance of missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer immediately comes to mind, as does the strange disappearance of Tennessee woman Holly Bobo. It seems that there is a 700 mile radius of missing women that are all petite, attractive and blonde. Most importantly it seems that these girls are either all students or somehow involved in making the world a better place. Holly Bobo was a nursing student, Michaela "Mickey" Shunick is an anthropology major and Lauren Spierer a fashion major who was beating the odds against her congenital heart defect.
Will Mickey Shunick ever be found? It's too soon to tell, but hope is absolutely important to hold onto in times like these. Hopefully more details come out in this young woman's case, for the better.
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