NEW ORLEANS -- Family members of Terrilynn Monette are still waiting for the coroner to determine whether it was, in fact, remains of the missing teacher found in her car in Bayou St. John.
A memorial to Monette is now growing near Harrison and Marconi. It marks the spot where her car was found.
Her mother tells us she will stay here in New Orleans in order to plan a memorial ceremony as soon as the coroner confirms the identity of the body, which is believed to be Monette.
Saturday afternoon crews pulled Monette's Honda Accord out of the bayou. Monette has been missing for months.
This weekend, her family had returned to once again search, this time with the help of Slidell Police Department diver Mark Michaud.
Despite three different searches of Bayou St. John by three different groups, it took until Saturday to find the car in the murky water.
“I just wanted to work kind of last knowns, where would she be going home, where did she come from? I figured go with the most obvious and work from there, eliminate that,” Michaud said.
So how could three separate searches of the bayou miss Monette's car? Michaud says it could've easily been missed.