"I think a lot of different things could have happened--someone made a mistake, hit her, picked her up or something and then they freaked out and have her somewhere," Shunick's sister Charlene Shunick told KATC. Charlene Shunick said she is "really excited" about the recovery of the bike because it means her sister is "still somewhere out there."
"We didn't get the bad feeling in the pit of our stomachs like, 'Oh my God, this is terrible,'" she said. "It was more like, 'Oh my God, finally we found something of Mickey's.' And we realized that someone definitely took her and this was planned out...whoever has her is thinking about these things."
Shunick's father Tom Shunick told KATC his new life is dedicated to finding his daughter.
"Everyday life ended nine or 10 days ago," he said. "Now all we do is we get up every day and hope to hear a phone call about something...I'm helpless."