Anarae Schunk Update: Missing Univ. of Minn. student's ex charged with murdering man

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(CBS/AP) HASTINGS, Minn. - Anthony Nelson, a Minnesota man, has been charged in the fatal shooting of another man outside a Burnsville bar last weekend, and Nelson's former girlfriend, Anarae Schunk, remains missing.

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Nelson, who also goes by Shavelle Chavez-Nelson, was charged Thursday with second-degree murder in the death of 23-year-old Palagor Jobi.

Nelson's current girlfriend, 24-year-old Ashley Conrade, is charged with aiding an offender, for allegedly harboring Nelson.

Police say Nelson, Conrade and Schunk, a 20-year-old University of Minnesota student, were at Nina's Grill early Sunday.  According to the complaint, Nelson told Jobi to stop talking to Conrade. A fight broke out, and witnesses say Nelson pulled a gun and fired multiple shots at Jobi.

Nelson, Conrade and Schunk reportedly jumped into a 1983 Buick Lesabre and sped off.

Schunk is still missing. ABC affiliate KARE-TV reports Nelson is being held on $2 million bail, while Conrade's bail is set at $250,000.

On Wednesday evening, police located the car the three were seen fleeing in, but say it provides no clues as to what happened to Schunk, reports CBS Minnesota.

Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom said that after the shooting, Conrade and Nelson went to Conrade's townhouse in Rosemount, where the two stayed until Nelson's arrest, reports the station. But Schunk wasn't with them when they were arrested on Tuesday afternoon.

The station reports the 20-year-old student has not accessed her cell phone or social media in recent days.

"Neither Ms. Conrade or Nelson have given police any information about the whereabouts of Anarae Schunk at this time," Backstrom said.

A $5,000 reward is reportedly being offered for information on Schunk's whereabouts. Anyone with information in regards to the case is asked to contact the Burnsville Police tip line at 952-895-4600.

Nelson's next court date is Oct. 10.

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