Crimestoppers today announced that the reward for information about the disappearance of Jefferson Parish Teacher Terrilynn Monette has been increased to $19,600.
Officials say the reward amount is one of the highest ever offered for a single case.
Monette has been missing since the early-morning hours of March 2 after leaving a Lakeview bar. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.
Here is the timeline of the night and morning of March 2 before Monette went missing, according to NOPD Lt. Chris Kalka
- Early evening: Monette went out with a friend and only brought her driver's license and phone. She left her purse, her credit cards, and her money at home.
- Went with a friend to club on Frenchman Street and then to a restaurant on Veterans Boulevard. At about midnight, she & the friend went to meet three other friends at Parlay's Bar on Harrison Avenue. Her phone stopped working at about 1:00 a.m., and police believe the battery may have run out.
- While at Parlays, Kalka says "she did not consume an excessive amount of alcohol while there," according to interviews with other patrons and bartenders.
- Around 3:30 a.m., she went to her car with one of her male friends for about 45 minutes.
- Around 4:15 a.m., the friend left. The friend said at the time she was "passed out" in the driver's seat, and thought it was best for her to "sleep it off." The friend said "she appeared to be intoxicated," according to Lt. Kalka.
- At 5:13 a.m., surveillance video shows her backing her Honda out of the Gulf Coast Bank parking lot. The video shows she was alone in the car. She turned onto Harrison, travels over the little bridge into City Park, and turns left on Marconi. From there, police don't know where she went. At a follow-up news conference today, Kalka said it did not appear she was followed.