Help Find Terrilynn Monette

A New Orleans teacher has been missing since Saturday, March 2nd. Terrilynn Monette, 26, was last seen at Parlay’s Bar in the Lakeview section of New Orleans. Monette came to New Orleans from California in 2011 as a fellow with TeachNOLA, a nonprofit group that places educators in metro area schools. She was out with friends celebrating a recent “Teacher of The Year” nomination. Witnesses at the bar said she decided to rest in her car before heading home early that morning.

Monette hasn’t been heard from since.

“I absolutely do not regret my decision to move out here,” Monnette said in a YouTube video from 2011. “Becoming a teacher in New Orleans is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made in my life.”

Monette is a second grade teacher at Woodland Elementary School and  the principal is urging people for their help.
“We want to get her beautiful face seen by everyone, so that one person who might know something, sees her, can call the authorities and bring her home to us,” said Amy Hoyle, principal at Woodland West Elementary, where Monette teaches second grade.

Police are also still looking for Terrilynn Monette’s 2012 black Honda Accord with the Louisiana license plate WUN 494. If you have any information, call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.


Help Find Terrilynn Monette


Case Type: Endangered

Date of Birth: January 1, 1987

Missing Date: March 2, 2013

Age Now: 26

Missing City: Lakeview

Missing State: Louisiana

Gender: Female

Race: Black

Complexion: Light

Height: 5’8″

Weight: 180

Hair Color: Brown

Hair Length: Shoulder Length

Eye Color: Brown

Wear Glasses or Contacts: No

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  • Starla

    I don’t feel good about this story, but I hope I am wrong. Considering the nature of her work and her recent award nomination, it is highly unlikey that she is playing hooky. Who leaves a friend to “rest” in the parking lot of a bar? if she can’t drive home, then you take her home and she can come and get her car in the morning. Who were the people she was celebrating with? So young, beautiful and needed in the world right now..smh.

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  • Missy

    This is so heartbreaking, I continue to pray for her safe return. May God strengthen her Family and friends during this time. Somebody knows and it will be revealed sooner or late I pray that it is soon. From everything I’ve read about her , to know her is to love her. Monette Family My Prayer continue to be with you…God Is Able.

  • I was reading another post about this story.A man left a reply an i did not sound right to me.very weird