Many are wondering if the body of Anarae Schunk may have been found Monday. The missing Minnesota college student was last seen more than a week ago, and investigators have indicated they believe she is no longer alive. A body found in a Lonsdale ditch Monday has investigators asking for the University of Minnesota student's dental records. KSTC shared the latest details on Sept. 30.
The identity of the body found near Lonsdale has not been determined, but the police have asked Anarae Schunk's family for her dental records and they seemingly believe the body may be that of Anarae. Schunk, 20, was last seen leaving a Burnsville bar with a former boyfriend more than a week ago. He is in custody accused of shooting a man outside the bar that same night.
The StarTribune notes that Anarae Schunk reportedly left Nina's Grill with her ex-boyfriend, Shavelle Chavez-Nelson, and his current girlfriend, Ashley Conrade. Chavez-Nelson is accused of fatally shooting a man just before 2 a.m. outside the bar that night. Authorities have been searching for Schunk since that night, and Conrade has indicated Schunk accompanied the couple to their Rosemount townhouse after leaving the bar.
Police have reportedly told the family that Anarae Schunk's white jacket was found at a St. Paul apartment and it was covered in blood. It also reportedly had 18 to 20 puncture holes in it, which may indicate stab wounds. A knife was found on the apartment building's roof. Schunk's brother Tyson has shared that the police have given no indication the body found in Lonsdale is Anarae's, but their asking for dental records “makes it a high interest to us.”
Chavez-Nelson, 31, faces second-degree murder charges related to the shooting of Palagor Obang Jobi, 23. Conrade has been charged with aiding an offender. Will they cooperate with authorities and help Anarae Schunk's family learn what happened to the University of Minnesota college student? So far authorities indicate they are not providing any information, but the police are doing everything they can to bring closure to Anarae Schunk's family.