Nearly 1,000 gather to remember killed U of M student Anarae Schunk

Categories: Homicide Files
Nearly 1,000 people gathered at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center on Sunday night to remember Anarae Schunk, the 20-year-old University of Minnesota student who was found dead last Monday.

See Also:
- Anarae Schunk's body found in ditch
- Anarae Schunk "may have been" murdered, but body hasn't been found, police say

On stage at the center's auditorium, friends and family recalled stories about Schunk, some of which have spilled over into online memorials in the form of songs, videos, and slideshows. Sharing the stage with them was a large chess piece, a nod to Schunk's love of the game.

"She excelled at the game of life," chess coach Brian Ribnick said at the service, reports the Minnesota Daily.

Schunk's body was found September 30 in rural Rice County, after she had been missing for a week. She was last seen leaving a bar in Burnsville with ex-boyfriend Anthony Lee Nelson, who is facing second-degree murder charges for a shooting that happened the same night. He is a suspect in Schunk's death, but police have not yet filed charges.

Sponsor Content

My Voice Nation Help

Thanks for reminding me why I don't read the comments hear. Disgusted.

k2yeb topcommenter

I hope someone out there gets the message that some beasts can't be tamed. Rest in peace and prayers to the parents. No parent deserves this. 

Stuart Allen
Stuart Allen

She needed a crash course in real life rip

Edward Bertsch
Edward Bertsch

"She excelled at the game of life" - yeah not really sure about that



She was a sociology major at the U of M. I'm sure she was taught (brainwashed) that people like her Ex are victims of an evil oppressive white society and that they become criminals because of racism and oppression. White people won't give them jobs, white people refuse to give them an education, white people force them into a life of crime. And the Tooth Fairy is real too. 

I'm sure she was a sweet person and had a good heart. Like you insinuated, she probably thought that she could change him. She probably thought that deep down inside that he was a good man who just needed some loving support to change his ways. Unfortunately, her naivety cost her her life. 

Now Trending

Minnesota Concert Tickets

From the Vault