Burnsville police recover suspect's car, no sign of ex-girlfriend

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BURNSVILLE, Minn. -- Police say they have recovered the vehicle owned by a 31-year-old suspect who allegedly connected to a fatal shooting at Nina's Grill over the weekend.

But his ex-girlfriend, 20-year-old Anarae Schunk remains missing.

Schunk's family and friends confirm a 24-year-old woman who knows the suspect is also in police custody as of Wednesday evening.

KARE 11 is not naming either of them since they have not been charged.

"I'm terrified as to where she is. I pray to God that she is safe," said Schunk's best friend, Sarah Charcos.

Chacos last saw Schunk Saturday afternoon when she dropped her off at one of Schunk's favorite hangouts, the Caribou Coffee near Cliff Road and Highway 13 in Burnsville.

"She was a head of her class; she gave a speech at our graduation," she said.

The two met in high school at Burnsville where both graduated in 2011. She says Schunk is now sociology major at the University of Minnesota.

Schunk's family reported her missing Monday night. Her disappearance may have something to do with her ex-boyfriend who police arrested this week in connection to a fatal shooting at a Nina's Grill in Burnsville. Burnsville Police believe Schunk was with the man.

"I feel like she's out there and she's afraid, she's afraid that they might think she's involved and there's no way she is," she said.

Schunk's family and friends say they did not like the man who police are calling a "homicide suspect" in the fatal shooting.

"He is controlling, she felt he was always watching over her. I think she always kind of feared him," she said.

Chacos tells KARE 11 that Schunk and the man met randomly at a bus stop several months ago and broke up around Thanksgiving but continued to talk.

Investigators wouldn't say much about the case Wednesday, but Chacos believes Schunk loaned the man $5,000 dollars, but she did not know for what.

Chacos may be one of the last to see Schunk. Although family members say Schunk's father dropped her off at Caribou Coffee earlier in the day on Saturday, Chacos says Schunk left and returned later with her.

Chacos dropped her off and believes Schunk was meeting with her ex-boyfriend there.

"She hugged me and said goodbye and walked away and that was the last I've seen of her," she said. "There hasn't been a minute in the last three days that I haven't thought about it."

Burnsville Police say a private citizen has offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the whereabouts of Schunk. If you have any information, call Burnsville Police at 952-895-4636.

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