Help Find Terrilynn Monette

On March 2, 2013, Terrilynn Monette, a teacher from Louisiana, went missing.  Monette 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.

Today, Monette’s black Honda Accord was pulled from New Orleans’ Bayou St. John on Saturday, and police say there is a decomposed body inside.

Louisiana state Rep. Austin Badon has spearheaded the search for Monette. He says he and a volunteer diver resurveyed the waterway in a boat using sonar and found a car that had earlier been missed.

Details have not been released about the identity of the body.


Updates: 6/10


Terrilynn Monette died of drowning, coroner confirms. There were no signs of trauma to her body, said John Gagliano, the coroner’s chief investigator.

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