After celebrating her “Teacher of the Year” nomination on March 2 at Parlay’s, a bar in New Orleans, second grade school teacher Terrilynn Monette disappeared. She was last seen talking to a man in the parking lot at about 4 am, after telling friends that she had planned on napping in her car before driving home, due to the fact that she was too intoxicated. Authorities have come to the conclusion that the man is no threat after interviewing him and has not named him as a suspect.
Monette, considered to be a passionate and caring teacher, moved from California to New Orleans when she caught wind of the “teachNOLA” program that was designed to improve the academics of student living in the impoverished areas of the still recuperating city. Her dedication to being an educator paid off when she received her “Teacher of the Year” nomination after transitioning the lowest-performing class into the highest achieving.
Many volunteers and police have searched for the young teacher, but have not come up with any clues or results. You can help by reading the description below and writing down the description of the car and license plate:
Terrilynn Monette is described as an African-American female, approximately 5’8″ tall, weighing 180 pounds and having a light complexion with long brown hair. She was last seen driving a 2012 black two-door Honda Accord with Louisiana license plate WUN494. If you have any information, please contact the New Orleans Police Department at (504) 821-2222 or Texas EquuSearch at (281) 309-9500.
There has been a Facebook page created to spread the word about the missing woman. Please visit the page by clicking the link below.
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