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Case Type: Endangered
Date of Birth: January 1, 1987
Missing Date: March 2, 2013
Age Now: 26
Missing City: Lakeview
Missing State: Louisiana
Hair Color: Brown
Hair Length: Shoulder Length
Eye Color: Brown
Wear Glasses or Contacts: No
Location Last Seen: Parlay’s Bar in the 800 block of Harrison Avenue about 3:30 a.m. Monette was last seen sleeping in her black two-door 2012 Honda Accord with the Louisiana license plate WUN494 in the rear parking lot Saturday about 5 a.m.
Circumstances of Disappearance: Police said Monette told her friends she was going to sleep in her car, because she had just consumed alcohol, before driving home. Police said she was seen in the parking lot with an unidentified man about 4 a.m.
Monette was a 2nd grade teacher who moved from California a year ago. The 26-year-old would never disappear without warning, say family and friends.
“Absolutely not, absolutely not,” said Sheryl Bennett, Terrilyn’s aunt. “This is not like her at all, not even a phone call.”
Her mother, Toni Enclade, said she’s in regular contact with her daughter.