Joggers quizzed in hunt for teacher who vanished in New Orleans
Police are reviewing surveillance video showing a Long Beach, Calif., teacher who went missing in New Orleans more than three weeks ago and interviewing joggers with the hope of learning her whereabouts, police said Monday.
Surveillance video shows Terrilyn Monette in her car and near a park in New Orleans on the morning of her disappearance on March 2, police said.
She was last seen at a bar in a neighborhood in New Orleans, where she recently moved to participate in a teaching program.
Eight days after the disappearance, family and friends held a prayer vigil for the former "Teacher of the Year."
Family members had also traveled to New Orleans to search a park while deputies from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office searched Bayou St. John in boats for four hours trying to locate Monette's vehicle, but nothing turned up.
Investigators searched these areas because Monette would have possibly driven home the route, police said.
Deputies also used a helicopter to scan areas of City Park, the Lakefront, and Lakeview, but nothing was found, officials said.
Monette, who received her teaching degree from Cal State San Bernardino, had been teaching children in impoverished areas as part of the "Teach NOLA" program.