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Friends of Missing Teacher Want More Active City Leaders

The search for missing teacher Terrilyn Monette has taken a turn to City Hall.

Concerned citizens gathered on the steps of City Hall Thursday night for a prayer vigil.

The group was smaller in numbers than previous organized meetings, however their message was loud and clear.

Friends and followers of the case are now pressuring city leaders to take a more active role on the search.

“This is a teacher that taught or kids,” family friend Terry Brown said. “How we don’t have concern and compassion for this family I don’t know.”

“So I begged them, I asked the mayor to come I asked all of them to come out here and support the family in their time of need,” Brown said. “If it happened to one of their family members they’d want us out here.”

The Mayor’s office sends condolences to the family and says the NOPD investigation continues.

Terrilyn Monette was last seen nearly three weeks ago leaving a Lakeview bar.

Police believe she was driving alone.