NEW ORLEANS - On Friday, the New Orleans Police Department released the latest information on the search for a Jefferson Parish teacher last seen at a Lakeview bar. According to police, Terrilynn Monette did not drink an excessive amount of alcohol and cameras did not show her being followed as she drove home.
On March 1, Monette and a friend went to a restaurant on Frenchman Street and then a restaurant on Veterans. Around midnight, they went to Parlay's in Lakeview and met three other people.
"She did not consume an excessive number of alcoholic beverages while she was there. We've interviewed both bartenders. We've interviewed the bouncers. We've interviewed patrons there, as well as the men who she was with. She certainly did not consume an excessive number of alcoholic beverages. She was not cut off at any point by the bar," according to the NOPD.
Her phone stopped working just before 1 a.m., and police believe it may have run out of battery.
Around 3:30 a.m., she went to her car for 45 minutes with a man. "He said, at the time, that she was passed out in the driver's seat and appeared intoxicated. He thought it was best for her to 'sleep it off,'" police said.
She left the parking lot around 5:15 a.m. Cameras show her alone as she turned onto Harrison and then left onto Marconi. The camera at the Harrison and Marconi intersection was the last to capture her image, police said.
It did not appear any cars were following her before that point, according to the NOPD.
A few minutes after she drove past the camera, a jogger is spotted on the camera at Marconi and Harrison. Police are asking this jogger or any jogger that was in City Park around 5 a.m. on March 2 to come forward with any information.
Aggressive sex offenders that live in a two mile radius of Parlay's and her apartment have been interviewed, police said.
Detectives are still conducting interviews and working around the clock.
Police said there have been 94 Crimestoppers tips. The turnout for tips and searches is unprecedented, police said - 330 people showed up to a search.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 822-1111.