Family of Missing Teacher Helping in Search, Praying for Safe Return

March 6, 2013 | Updated: 2:00 a.m., December 18, 2013

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The service at Abundant Life Church in Gretna has been described as emotional and up-lifting.

26-year old Terrilynn Monette was last seen early Saturday morning outside Parlay’s bar in Lakeview.

Investigators say she disappeared after a night of heavy drinking with friends.

Co-workers became worried when the Woodland West Elementary School teacher did not show up for work Monday.

Since then, the community has banded together to get the word out about her disappearance.

Monette’s family flew in Monday from Long Beach California to help with the search.

It’s been a difficult four days for friends, students, and coworkers who attended the prayer service.


“We miss you Terrilynn. Come home please. We just want you to come home. We just want you to come home. Be strong Terrilynn we know you can do it we know you’re a fighter. Be strong, be strong. Hold on a little longer,” Monette’s mother Toni Enclade said.”

“It’s been very hard. We’ve been trying to keep spirits up. Trying to stay positive. Lord knows we want a good outcome. We’re trying to keep the kids up and positive. We miss her very very much,” coworker Ronda Jones said.

Family members and friends are asking for the public to pray for Terrilynn’s safe return.

Meantime, they plan to canvass the area over the next several days until something turns up.