Burnsville police say evidence points to homicide of missing woman

Anarae Schunk

Burnsville police recovered evidence last night that they reported this afternoon leads them to believe that Anarae Kristine Schunk, 20, of Burnsville, may have been the victim of a homicide in connection a Burnsville shooting in which another person was killed Sept. 22 outside a Burnsville bar.

The information was shared with Schunk’s family late last night, according to a police news release.

Burnsville police reported they had conducted numerous searches of various locations in connection with Schunk’s disappearance and obtained several items of evidence. Details concerning the evidence recovered are not being made public by police.

“We are taking time to mourn together with loved ones,” Anarae’s brother, Tyson, said in a statement. “It’s hard to stomach. The support we have received from all over truly helps as we … persist through this difficult time.”

Police department officials say they are actively trying to locate Schunk.

At the time of this shooting, Schunk was with her ex-boyfriend Shavelle Chavez-Nelson, who has been charged in connection with the shooting death of Palagor Obang Jobi, and Nelson’s current girlfriend, Ashley Conrade, who has also been charged with aiding an offender.

According to Conrade, Schunk returned to Conrade’s Rosemount townhome with her and Nelson following the shooting outside Nina’s Grill. Neither Nelson, Conrade or multiple other persons questioned by police have provided any information about Schunk’s current whereabouts.

Anyone with any information pertaining to this investigation is asked to call the tip line at 952-895-4636.