Extra Equipment On The Job Searching For Missing Teacher

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Extra equipment was brought in Tuesday to strengthen the search for missing teacher Terrilyn Monette.

The Woodland West Elementary School teacher was last seen two weeks ago leaving Parlay’s Bar in Lakeview.

Police say camera footage shows Monette was driving alone.

The footage has allowed a more targeted search of the bayous and lagoons near City Park.

Texas-based Equusearch had hoped the extra equipment would have yielded better results, instead crews are describing their efforts as frustrating for everyone involved.

“At the end of the day we kinda beat ourselves up and kinda say what can we do different, what can we do better? Bottom line nothing,” Equusearch founder Tim Miller said.

Miller says his team will reevaluate search efforts Tuesday night before planning their next steps.

Meantime the Crimestopper reward money has been increased to $3,500 dollars.