BURNSVILLE, Minn. - Police conducted ground searches for a missing University of Minnesota student Wednesday.
Anarae Schunk, 20, of Burnsville, was at Nina's Grill Saturday night before police believe her ex-boyfriend, who has not been charged as yet, shot and killed Palagor Jobi, 23, of Savage. The shooting happened in the parking lot of the bar.
Originally, police believed that the suspect ran from the scene, but Wednesday they announced that they believe the suspect escaped in a car registered to him. It was described as a 1983 Buick LeSabre Limited Edition, dark in color. Minnesota License plate 662-EWR.
"The police have some ground teams that are out looking for that vehicle," said Owen Schunk, older brother of the missing woman. "There's some hope that the location of that vehicle is in tandom with the location of Anarae. So, we're waiting to hear some updates from them. Police have asked that the public don't partake in the search at this point to avoid disruption of the search."
Owen Schunk said that he met the suspect in the killing just once and said he and his family did not share Anarae's favorable impression of him.
"At the time that I had met him, he was somewhat recently released from custody and my sister was claiming she had an opportunity to help him get back into society and point his direction in a positive, or point his life rather in a positive direction and help him if she could, but he didn't have, I believe, a residence of his own or a vehicle or a job that he was holding and I don't find that to be a good mixture of things that someone should have to spend time and be with my sister. So, I couldn't say that my impression of him was positive and her friends and my family shared that opinion," said Owen Schunk.
Burnsville Police spokesperson Rory Bochniak said they are working with the family to find Anarae.
"They want their daughter back and we hope that she's just hiding out cause she's afraid of this guy and we're gonna remain optimistic. We're out there, we're searching. Somebody is gonna see her. Is gonna find her and we're gonna bring her home," said Bochniak.
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