Vigil Held for Missing University of Louisiana at Lafayette Senior

A vigil was held Tuesday night for a missing University of Louisiana at Lafayette student, CBS News reports.

Michaela “Mickey” Shunick, 22, a senior studying anthropology at the university, was reported missing early Saturday morning and was last seen riding a bicycle around 2:00 a.m., according to Lafayette Police Department press release obtained by CBS News.

Nancy Rowe, the missing woman’s mother, told ABC News “we want our daughter back—that will make everything better.”

A $20, 000 reward is being offered for any information that may lead to finding her, according to ABC News.

Police say Shunick is a 5’1″ white female, with blonde hair and weights 115 pounds. She was last seen wearing a pastel, multi-colored striped shirt, light wash skinny jeans and grey shoes. Shunick departed the residence on a black Schwinn bicycle with gold handle bar grips and wearing a brown leather backpack purse. It is believed that she was going to her residence near the intersection of Ambassador Caffery Parkway and Congress Street in Lafayette.

Detectives are asking anyone with any information about the case to contact the Lafayette Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.

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