Missing Teacher's Body Found in Submerged Car Police in Louisiana believe they have found the body of missing teacher, Terrilynn Monette.

Monette's black Honda was found by a diver submerged in a Louisiana bayou, CNN reports.

Monette, 26, was last seen leaving Parlay's Dream Lounge in New Orleans on March 2, after celebrating her nomination for a "Teacher of the Year" award with friends.

The diver continued to look for Monette's car in waterways long after police called off their search in March, Detective Daniel Seuzeneau of the Slidell Police Department, told CNN.

Monette's mother, Toni Enclade, told CNN that police informed her that her daughter's car was found with a decomposed body in the driver's seat.

"To know that she could have possibly been there for three months," she said, overcome with emotion.

Missing Teacher's Body Found in Submerged Car

Family and friends of the popular teacher gathered at the bayou to watch the recovery efforts. "It was not the outcome we had looked for, but we did find her," State Rep. Austin Badon told WGNO-TV. "It allowed the family to have some sense of relief and closure."

The diver who found the car and body, Slidell Police Officer Mark Michaud, has been "working closely with the Monette family" because of his expertise in diving recoveries, Seuzeneau said.

When Monette, of Long Beach, California, learned of the "teachNOLA" program, which sends educators to New Orleans to teach in impoverished areas, she packed her bags and headed to Louisiana.

"I always wanted to be a teacher, and what better place to teach than New Orleans, where passionate teachers are needed most?" she said in a 2011 video obtained by CNN affiliate WDSU.

In her first year of teaching second grade at Woodland West Elementary School, Monette turned one of the lowest-performing classes into one of the highest achieving.

It earned her a "Teacher of the Year" nomination in her school district.

Thanks to loyal reader Robyn Williams for the link.

  • http://talkingwithtami.com/blog talkingwithtami

    Horrible! Praying for her family!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_gGqaUA78I datsmdubya2u

    This is terribly sad...

    God knows we need good teachers..thats beside the tremendous loss to her family and friends..

    RIP

  • Leslie

    Praying for her family, friends and students. I was hoping for a different outcome. Terrilyn is my sorority sister.

  • Miss Bee

    Sandra, that is not her picture you have posted.

  • lovezoe

    So sad. So incredibly sad. :(

  • Miss Bee

    Terrilyn Monette is her name.

  • Flawless

    this is very sad

  • http://srchronicles.wordpress.com/ iAmChan

    So sad. I remember hearing about this a while ago and was praying that she didn't get lost in the New Orleans jungle called "the projects"

    RIP to her.

  • LuvMySailor

    I was hoping she would be found alive.

    I remember hearing about a random man being around her that night but I also read the bar had to "cut her off" from drinks.

    So, did someone kill her or did she drive drunk into the river?

    Either way, I feel terrible for her.

    I respect any teacher who is a great influence on her students.

  • cougar lover

    dang shame she met her demise in an area she wanted to bring positive change. I can tell just by the way some of those displaced new orleans folk act in my area, that it isn't a city you would want to live. if you aren't really street smart, or if you're too trusting of everyone, something like this may happen.

  • OutsidetheBox

    Lord have mercy. I hope this was just an accident. RIP Ms. Monette.

    I'm sure the kiddos loved her. *small smile* :heart:

  • Milky

    :sad:

  • Jdore

    Praying for her family!

  • luVn_liFe…

    I Just
    HEaRd
    About
    this
    this
    MORNING.
    :(
    may her soul RIP

  • MsB2u

    Praying for her family

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sp6IxvJzZ-k :waiting: on my BEDAZZLED orthopedic shoes

    rip ma'am.

    Why would the police call the search off though? It's not like they were searching for years on end...

  • luVn_liFe…

    SLIDELL
    is that where they wer shooting any1 that came over the bridge during KaTrina??

  • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

    Was this an accident or foul play?

  • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

    @LUVN
    "SLIDELL
    is that where they wer shooting any1 that came over the bridge during KaTrina??"
    ___________

    Not exactly, but they are close to each other.

  • Milky

    RIP

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=temAjb9d-5s 69

    @Man

    You live in Louisiana, what's the word on the street about this? :waiting:

  • Ty

    Monette’s black Honda was found by a diver submerged in a Louisiana bayou, CNN reports
    __________
    Who ever it was did not want her to be found. Its some shyt in Louisiana's water :( So sad...RIP Terri

    @ Razzle Louisiana water chile. No telling what or who u will find down there :tape:

  • luVn_liFe…

    caboki :blink:

  • NaijaGal

    :(

  • Who Dat

    She was beautiful. And smart. And loved. I pray this was an accident. With all my heart. :sad:

  • MissHarlem

    Reminds me of swamp mysteries on ID Discovery :sad:

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    She is very pretty, I will send up prayers for this family :sad:

  • OutsidetheBox

    Why would the police call the search off though? It’s not like they were searching for years on end
    ___________

    She Black. She an adult.. :thinking: She Black..

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/cd662b9573f6bf07ea9596614ac748ab.png Breezy

    So sad.. bless her mom heart. I can't imagine her pain at this time

  • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

    @69
    "You live in Louisiana, what’s the word on the street about this? "
    ______________________

    Not a lot really that I've heard as far as what happened to the girl. But they didn't really want to "investigate" this for some reason. Every year or so they drag the bayou and find cars and chit in there so it seems like they would have already done that and found the car by now instead of letting an officer "free lance" and find it. :think:

    Somethin aint right bout this one...

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sp6IxvJzZ-k :waiting: on my BEDAZZLED orthopedic shoes

    I surely hope this was an accident. It doesn't seem like it to me if they called off the search so early. But what do I know.

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    Man, I just don't care™ says:

    @69
    “You live in Louisiana, what’s the word on the street about this? ”
    ______________________
    Not a lot really that I’ve heard as far as what happened to the girl. But they didn’t really want to “investigate” this for some reason. Every year or so they drag the bayou and find cars and chit in there so it seems like they would have already done that and found the car by now instead of letting an officer “free
    ______________________

    Seems they should have started looking in the water first :thinking: I agree something seems off. Either way terrible. I will pray for the family though

  • Milky

    We need a :newpost: This makes me sad. :sad:

  • puppylove

    This is why you need real friends. Y did they let her stay there alone.

  • Just Looking

    Saw her mother on Television this mother. Heartbreaking. All you can do now is pray for them.

    I'm glad they found her though. Siggghhhh

  • NaijaGal

    OTB - get on Vine and watch K Michelle's videos...freaking hilarious...I have a favorite 1 and 1/2 that I'm sure you're gonna love

  • lovezoe

    :offtopic: who thought of the pregnant and dating show?!

  • Who Dat

    I read from various sources over the weekend that she had told friends she was going to sleep in her car for awhile b/c she had too much to drink. The bartender had cut them off. They left and she was locked in. Her cell phone records show that somebody most likely called to check on her about 2 hours later. Surveillance video shows she left 3 hours after her group did. Whole thing sounds so crazy and with the police acting all reluctant there may never be answers. Her poor family deserves them tho and I hope they get them. Dang man this is sad :sad:

  • capricorn83

    I read that the police searched the waters at the beginning of the search...found several other cars but not hers. So sad that it took months to re-search it

  • OutsidetheBox

    Lordt. @Naija :facepalm: So I ended up here: "Victim Information and Notification Everyday"...figured she aint let nobody beat her agane..

    Vine= videos, instagram cousins. Got it. :thumbsup:

  • http://www.ejb.kitsylane.com Pickachu Tran

    :pray: for her family..

    but Im seriously waiting on a NEW more light hearted post :kona:

  • OutsidetheBox

    This is why you need real friends. Y did they let her stay there alone.
    ____________

    :| I just read @Dubb's post. Im always the designated. Always. Even when I have a drink, I still drive..my body weight and thangs keeps me cool.

    Anyway I said all that to say they prolly kicking themselves enough. SHe mightve been the headstrong type.."naw, naw yall go on"..and they did? IDK. Just fonting. :)

  • Caramel Rain

    :wail: OMG this is sooo sad :( I am cancelling my trip to NOLA this weekend.. Ion eennn wanna go to the zoo no more... :nono:

  • lovezoe

    When I go out, I only have ONE drink in the beginning. That's it. Oftentimes, I won't even ride with folks I know who gone her "turnt up".

  • NaijaGal

    OTB - my bad :lol: I should've been more specific...it's a app (this for the lurkers since you figured it out) :lol:

  • Milky

    :facepalm:

  • Who Dat

    <<< Starting to think that the car maybe WASNT there when they searched the first time. And maybe whoever had it...knew that the water had already been searched... and wasn't banking on it being searched again.

    Conspiracy theorist. But hopefully they will at least figure out how long the car been in the water. Cause that pic that is being shown...that Honda is in pretty good shape to have been in murky water since March 2nd.

  • MissHarlem

    ZOE I hate the premise of that show to its core. Im not sayin that you cant date but damn maybe sit all the way down till your baby is born and then think about dating. Maybe if your proirties was straight in the first place you wouldnt be on that show. That show makes my ass itch :shrug:

  • Gigi26

    I read about this a while ago..and heard it on the news some time back...

    I was pissed thee hell off that her "friends" left her in the damn car!! Like ummm if the bartender had to cut her off, there ain't NO WAY me as a FRIEND is gonna leave her by herself to sleep off her liquor in her car. NOPE. NO DAMN WAY. You coming with me, by force to sleep it off on my couch. Yes she's an adult but idk..this could've been prevented if one of her friends had a bigger backbone.

    Well at least she was found. Albeit three months but at least they have a body :no:

    RIP.

  • Shay_OH

    This so sad, I was hoping she wasn't dead.

  • Ty

    I drink at home :coffee:

    If I pass out its on my couch. I dont trust people these days. I've seen folks putting stuff in peoples drinks at the club :nono: Then I feel obligated to tell them and they jump on defense :smack:

  • Milky

    @Sandramae :waiting:

  • NaijaGal

    That show makes my ass itch
    ==================
    me too...I watched the first epi and couldn't take more than 5 minutes for the second one...some white chick telling dude she's gonna raise the baby by herself cause the first few months of her pregnancy he wasn't involved....even though dude wants to be a part of the child's nice she's all "you weren't nice to me so you can't see her" mmmmkay, yeah good luck with that and the judge

  • Miany

    I’ve seen folks putting stuff in peoples drinks at the club Then I feel obligated to tell them and they jump on defense
    ^^ :wtf: part of the game is that??? FOlk mad at you cuz YOU tried to help em??? Instead of getting mad at the person tryna ruthie their azz?? :facepalm:

  • lovezoe

    Harlem- I turned it when chick was line she seven months trying to find a man. These dudes are really dating pregnant chicks like this. I don't get it. I can see if you find someone and take it slow, but the last thing you need to be doing is dating.

  • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San

    This is sad...very sad

  • Ty

    Like ummm if the bartender had to cut her off, there ain’t NO WAY me as a FRIEND is gonna leave her by herself to sleep off her liquor in her car. NOPE
    _______________
    :preach: U leaving with me or Im calling your moms whats up :coffee:

  • lovezoe

    even though dude wants to be a part of the child’s nice she’s all “you weren’t nice to me so you can’t see her” mmmmkay, yeah good luck with that and the judge
    ----------------
    Take that tape right to the judge. He don't got to be with you to be a good father. That's what's wrong with some chicks. Being bitter and having these kids miss out on a good father.

  • Miany

    RIP to her. :pray: for her family and friends.
    :hi: good afternoon guys

  • http://www.ejb.kitsylane.com Pickachu Tran

    MissHarlem says:

    ZOE I hate the premise of that show to its core. Im not sayin that you cant date but damn maybe sit all the way down till your baby is born and then think about dating. Maybe if your proirties was straight in the first place you wouldnt be on that show. That show makes my ass itch
    _____________________________

    AGREE.

    I also dont like how cold that pank toe was too her baby daddy. Bish actually made him cry. She talking bout she is going to raise the child by herself and he can come see the child but she's going to have a husband who will be around and she will be building HER OWN family with him.

    SHE JUST BASICALLY SAID IN SO MANY WORDS THAT SHE DIDNT REALLY WANT HIM AROUND.

  • MissHarlem

    NAIJA/ZOE I just cant with that whole mentality. Who the fck said this was a good idea like who. Its just a grown ass Teen Mom and I wont do that :nono: stupid chicks

  • Betamax82

    MissHarlem says:

    ZOE I hate the premise of that show to its core. Im not sayin that you cant date but damn maybe sit all the way down till your baby is born and then think about dating. Maybe if your proirties was straight in the first place you wouldnt be on that show. That show makes my ass itch
    _________________________________

    :yes:

  • lovezoe

    I was watching Bridezillas too, this black chick was disrespecting her granny so much I wanted to knock the mess out of her. These dudes they marrying are softer than twinkles.

  • Milky

    :hi: @miany

  • MissHarlem

    TRAN I hate chicks like that. When that child grows up and finds out the truth hell hath no fury. He wanted to be there and she playin stupid.

  • Gigi26

    U leaving with me or Im calling your moms whats up
    --------------------------------
    OH-KAY!!! You can cuss me out and all a dat but bish you coming home with me and we'll get your car in the am...no telling what kind of pain she was in before her passing :no:

  • Ty

    Miany says:

    I’ve seen folks putting stuff in peoples drinks at the club Then I feel obligated to tell them and they jump on defense
    ^^ part of the game is that??? FOlk mad at you cuz YOU tried to help em??? Instead of getting mad at the person tryna ruthie their azz??
    ______________
    Yes chile :( What did he look like? Who was he with? Why didn't u stop him? What color was it? Where did he go?

    Me: I just saw someone put something in your drink and Im advising u not to drink it :coffee:

  • VDot

    "I am cancelling my trip to NOLA this weekend.. Ion eennn wanna go to the zoo no more… "

    All because of this story? :eyeroll:

    :waves: Roses

  • lovezoe

    Harlem- my mom's motto was let the child find out. She never talked ugly bout my dad, she said soon enough I would find out.

  • Who Dat

    I gotta see this pregnant and dating show. I only know of one couple that worked out for an they been married 42 years. And when they tell the story they be holding hands and :love:

  • Milky

    Vdot exactly. :facepalm:

  • MissTaken

    Well this is a sad post to come into after a tedious work day. God bless the dead and her loved ones :(
    I tried to watch the pregnant dating show but even I had an ignorance threshold. These women need to take the time to prepare for having a child. Not some ding a ling or a man

  • Milky

    They looking for they next baby daddy

  • OutsidetheBox

    She never talked ugly bout my dad, she said soon enough I would find out.
    __________

    Mmmhmm. As for me and my house.. :tea:

  • OutsidetheBox

    but even I had an ignorance threshold
    __________

    :shocked: Tuh. That chit must be turrible..if this turrible was turned away! :wave:

  • MissHarlem

    ZOE thats what real women do. My mom did the same chit with us living in the house and I seen for myself he wasnt chit. Best thing a grown woman can do

  • http://srchronicles.wordpress.com/ iAmChan

    What yall ate for lunch?

  • MissHarlem

    VDOT now now now :rofl:

  • Just Looking

    Yeah, I'm cool with NOLA. I went to Essence several years back and it was a fair experience, then I thought let me go back to see if it's as crazy. And I will go ahead and say that I'm good.

    We were walking down the street, me and my 6'5 - 300 "Tyrone". Were walking and 4 guys look like they was about to rob us. I went off in the alley. I started acting like ants was crawling on me. Them ninjas didn't know what the Fugg was going on. He was looking at me like was the fugg. But them seeding look muggs kept it moving...

    :rofl:

  • OutsidetheBox

    :pizza: @Chan. :heart:

  • Miany

    :waves: Hey Milky, how ya doing??
    @Ty... Pay em no mind, you met your moral obligation by warning the mofo... :tea:

  • MissTaken

    She never talked ugly bout my dad, she said soon enough I would find out.
    ___________
    Exactly. Mine didn't either. I understand initial bitterness but at some point you gotta let that mess go! My mom raises three wonderful kids mainly alone and I never saw her cry or heard her complain. I know it must have been hard but for this I will always honor her and strive to be the best mom I can be. People now are so weak and needy. Be accountble for your role in your existence :)

  • Milky

    Just :rofl:

  • OutsidetheBox

    Them ninjas didn’t know what the Fugg was going on.
    _________________

    :hahaha: I have an act crazy plan too. :eek: Shole do. Preparedness is half the battle. :box:

  • GellySammich

    *completely ignoring the gloomy post*
    Soooo my late ass just watched the first two episodes of Game of Thrones this weekend to see what all the fuss was about. White people showing their savage? I'M HOOKED!
    :yawns:

  • MissHarlem

    Subway 4 dolla lunch special. I couldnt do 15 dolla lunch today

  • OutsidetheBox

    Spot :kiss: :hump:

  • Who Dat

    MY mama did not talk bad about my dad. But my grandma??? HIS OWN MAMA?

    :no:

    He was all kinds of sorry XXX. I wish he would get his ish togeva. He need JESUS. Called him once on 3way on XMAS DAY and all cool...Merry Xmas and etc :coffee: You going to go see your kids today son?

    Him: Blip blap bloop excuse right here >>>>>>
    Granny: You are a waste of GAWD'S time. :rofl:

  • OutsidetheBox

    *completely ignoring the gloomy post*
    Soooo my late ass just watched the first two episodes of Game of Thrones this weekend to see what all the fuss was about. White people showing their savage? I’M HOOKED!
    :yawns:
    ______________

    :kiss: :yes: Its a winner!

  • OutsidetheBox

    You are a waste of GAWD’S time.
    ___________

    :rofl: Never heard that one *internal save for later use* :rofl:

  • Milky

    I wish somebody would come and cook for me! :crying:

  • Just Looking

    @Milky - Guess they figured it was enough of them to grab my bag and that big ninja couldn't catch up. But they didn't KNOW crazy was in the HOUSE! :daban1:

    :waves: @ DeMac - What up sis. Long time :happy: Don't forgot about me.

  • Miany

    Granny: You are a waste of GAWD’S time.
    ^^^ gonna make it my mission to call someone a waste of the lord's time this week!!

  • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

    @JUST LOOKIN
    "Yeah, I’m cool with NOLA. I went to Essence several years back and it was a fair experience, then I thought let me go back to see if it’s as crazy. And I will go ahead and say that I’m good.

    We were walking down the street, me and my 6’5 – 300 “Tyrone”. Were walking and 4 guys look like they was about to rob us. I went off in the alley. I started acting like ants was crawling on me. Them ninjas didn’t know what the Fugg was going on. He was looking at me like was the fugg. But them seeding look muggs kept it moving…

    ________________

    :rofl:
    I love N.O. but they do got a lot fools down there lookin for a sucka.

  • GellySammich

    You are a waste of GAWD’S time.
    _______________
    :crying:

  • MissTaken

    Tuh. That chit must be turrible..if this turrible was turned away!
    by OutsidetheBox on Jun 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm
    ____________
    :hahaha: *dries up my laugh* somebody had me emailing rodent addresses for their amusement. That's ok. I'mma be ok. I'm a soldier
    Me: :typing:
    3 days later. :(

  • GellySammich

    :kiss:

  • Just Looking

    OutsidetheBox says:

    You are a waste of GAWD’S time.
    ___________

    :rofl: Never heard that one *internal save for later use* :rofl:
    ++++++++
    I hate to the HIGH HEAVENS I didn't know of this phrase about 5 years ago. Would have used it 3 times a day.

  • OutsidetheBox

    :rofl: :rofl: :pc:

  • GellySammich

    :rolleyes: someofusbeeninlovesincefirsttypeandstillgetsnothing

  • Who Dat

    THAT was GrannyDub's LINE. You are an utter waste of LIFE and EARTH space when she broke that one out. :rofl:

    And...a cheat is a thief and a thief is a LIE. Translation: If you cheat you will steal and if you do both you is a big fat azz liar. But REALLY...That one mean you aint never gonna be chit :rofl:

  • Just Looking

    :waves: Snatching Miss Bee's Baby, just long enough to feed second half of bottle and burp.

    :waves: Here you go...GIving baby back.

  • MissHarlem

    You are a waste of GAWD’S time

    Puttin this in my memory bank :coffee:

  • Just Looking

    :waves: @ DUB....

    My grandmother...

    I ain't go be nobody's Arse rag.

    My all time favorite :love:

  • OutsidetheBox

    Shame I can read that with no struggle.. :lol:

    :ashamed: there are some sweetbabydeadsquirrels @ :yahoo: who would love to chat with you..

  • OutsidetheBox

    :hahaha: You know you'll give somebody they baby right back. :hahaha:

  • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

    What we talkin bout?
    :coffee:

  • Ty

    So RnB Divas LA line up is

    Claudette (where da hell she been)
    Michelle (where da hell she been)
    Lil Mo
    Ortiz

    So how is Angie Stone doing on the other one, I dont have TV One :thinking:

  • OutsidetheBox

    A U.S. Internal Revenue Service manager, who described himself as a conservative Republican, told congressional investigators that he and a local colleague decided to give conservative groups the extra scrutiny that has prompted weeks of political controversy.
    __________

    :tea: Why he didnt speak up sooner? :tea:

  • MissHarlem

    a cheat is a thief and a thief is a LIE

    Havent heard that in a min either mmhmm

  • Milky

    :newpost: Diana Ross to get paris

  • Who Dat

    Hey @ Cali :hug: And all the Roses.

    18yo graduated this morning. I am tryna stay awake til my homegirl get here when she get off at 330p. Been up since 5:30am. Grad was at 8 a.m. :sad:

  • MissHarlem

    TY I like her bc she can handle their petty drama and put them in place if need be. Whether or not they like that is another story. Grow up and you wouldnt have to deal with it

  • MissTaken

    Tries to be stern with OTB :huh: *busts into uncontrollable giggles* I ain't mad no mo :typing:

  • Jdore

    The coroner's report came in. .... she drowned. :prayers: for her family. Friends should protect each other whenthey go out

  • GAGIRL87

    The coroner’s report came in. …. she drowned. for her family. Friends should protect each other whenthey go out
    _______________________________________________________________________

    Wow

  • Gyung

    Hey y'all, first post to say, that is not Ms. Monnette pictured in this post

  • Pointhim Out-Stewart

    Hopefully none of you ever have to experience this. When it happened in our family in 2012, we were told my family member didn't fit the profile, i.e. he wasn't important enough for them to exhaust efforts with a serious all out search. Her story is no different. She wasn't important enough or from an important family. Now watch, in ur city, how quickly the authorities jump on situations when it's their own or from a well to do family.

    I dont get how some of these stories get noticed, but others go without coverage at all. Thank God BAMFI, black and missing foundation out the dc/md area. I've talked to one of the founders and she reached out to our family, got our story on TVOne and the Huffington Post.

    Someone coming up missing is typically because they allowed themselves to get into a vulnerable situation and lost the upper hand.

    Condolences to her family.

  • AlabamaSky

    My heart just SANK :crying: