The mother of Mickey Shunick fired back against rude comments that had previously been made regarding the search for the missing anthropology student -- who was found slain and buried in a remote cemetery in Evangeline Parish. Nancy Anne Rowe is a grieving mother who has every right to be upset with some of the things being said about her daughter, especially when it came down to the point of even searching for her remains. The Internet is a rude place sometimes, and no place is ruder than the comments section of a tragic news story, it seems. That's because the trolls come from under their bridges with these stories to spread their unhappiness and inner anger.
"I have never, and would never, describe the search efforts for my daughter Mickey as "pointless." To attribute this thoughtless, heartless, illogical statement to me is an affront to me and to our family, and an insult to the countless caring individuals who have kept the name and face of Mickey Shunick in the forefront of public awareness for nearly three months," said Rowe, before adding:
"Through this search that began on May 19, we have joined hands and hearts with too many old friends, extended family, acquaintances, and perfect strangers (more perfect than they can imagine) Â— there are too many to count, too many to thank. We are comforted by the knowledge that we will walk through life now with these hands and hearts still touching ours. The outpourings of love and support have continued to leave us speechless. We send all that love right back to everyone involved. Always."
This statement was reportedly written in response to a story printed in another publication which appeared to have inflamed the mother of the slain woman, and rightfully so. This is an extremely delicate time of mourning and the discovery of Mickey's remains is still fresh in the minds of Rowe, her other children and the friends of the missing woman, as well as the community of Lafayette and beyond.
The cause of death in the murder of Mickey Shunick is not yet known, but the crime lab is currently working diligently on figuring out just what happened to the missing woman. In the meantime, it's best to keep the family of this young woman in your thoughts. A little sympathy for cases like these go a long way, whether you're an internet nobody or someone who knows the family.
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