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Tragic: Missing teacher found dead in a car

Missing Teacher found Terrilyn Moore

Missing Teacher found Terrilyn Moore

Tragic: Missing teacher found dead in a car

By Your Black World

     For weeks, police in New Or-leans were looking for a missing school teacher, Terrilyn Monette. The beautiful young woman had gone missing after last being seen leaving a bar in the city on March 2.

Police have now found a badly decomposed body inside a car that they believe belongs to the woman they were looking for.

Monette was originally from Long Beach, California and had moved to New Orleans to teach.   When she went missing, her family regularly flew from coast-to-coast to find their daughter.   They also asked for the FBI to get involved, accusing the city of New Orleans for not properly handling the case.

Monette’s mother, Toni Enclade, was obviously distraught about the news of her daughter’s body being found.

“I don’t understand why it took them so long to find her car,” Enclade told The Times-Picayune. “This is supposedly one of the first places they would have checked. I’m just over-whelmed. It doesn’t make sense.”

Louisiana state Rep. Austin Badon says that a volunteer diver went back to search the waterway again where the car was found.   He claims that the use of additional equipment helped them to find the body on the second time around.

“We decided to sonar this area again, and more heavily, and it got a hit,” Badon told The Associated Press.

The body was described as “heavily decomposed.”  An autopsy is to be performed to determine the cause of death.

Monette was a second grade teacher and had come to New Orleans as part of a program designed to recruit teachers to local schools. She’d been nominated as Teacher of the Year.  Her friends say that they left her at her car and that she planned to sleep before driving home.


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