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The search continues for Terrilynn Monette, the 26-year-old teacher from New Orleans, who vanished almost two weeks ago.
According to CNN, Monette has been missing since the early morning of March 2 when she was out celebrating her “Teacher of the Year” nomination, with friends at a bar, in Lakeview, near New Orleans.
Police said that around 4 a.m., Monette told her friends she planned to nap in her car before going home, due to having too much to drink, but hasn’t been seen since.
"There's total emptiness in my life right now,” said Toni Enclade, Monette’s mother. “I miss my daughter so, so much.”
Police are going through surveillance videos and hundreds of volunteers have joined the search, even utilizing boats to search in a bayou located between the bar and her home. However, no traces were found of the teacher who moved from California to New Orleans as part of "teachNOLA," a program that sends teachers to impoverished areas of the city.
Texas Equusearch, who was involved in the searches for Natalee Holloway and Caylee Anthony, has also joined in to help in hopes of finding any clues as to where Monett might be, according to HLN.
According to the New Orleans Police Department, they have no suspects, but encourage the public to contact them with any information on Monette.