Equusearch team from Houston probes lagoons, retention ponds and part of Bayou St. John
The founder and members of the Houston-based organization Equusearch spent Wednesday on the water looking for the car of missing Jefferson Parish teacher Terrilynn Monnette.
Tim Miller and a team of searchers used a boat and sonar equipment to search lagoons in City Park, retention ponds nearby and part of Bayou St. John.
Miller says Monnette's car has not been found yet, but the search just began Wednesday morning.
The bodies of water targeted are along the path of travel between Parlay's bar on Harrison Avenue and her apartment in Lakeview.
Miller says the initial plan was to bring "one boat and sonar equipment" and four searchers, including himself.
"Four of us will come over in the very beginning and start doing the sonar work, and then, depending on which direction the investigation goes, then we'll bring in resources that are needed," Miller said.
Extensive searches of City Park and Bayou St. John have yielded no clues in the case of the missing West Bank second-grade teacher who was last seen over a week ago outside the bar in Lakeview.
The team will search until nightfall, then resume the search Thursday morning.