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.
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.