Crimestoppers says reward is now $3,500
As the search continues for missing Harvey teacher Terrilynn Monnette, Crimestoppers says the reward for information in the case has been raised to $3,500.
The 26-year-old has been missing since March 2 after she left Parlay's bar on Harrison Avenue in Lakeview.
A team of searchers from the non-profit Equusearch organization has been searching waterways near City Park for Monnette's car but so far have found no signs of the vehicle.
Equusearch team leader Tim Miller has expressed some frustration to Fox 8, saying "As of now, we have not been effective."
"I can tell you this, we know where she's not and we know going into these cases that it's a process of elimination and we've eliminated a lot."
Miller says his team and a team of divers from the New Orleans Police Department are now focused on Bayou St. John between Wisner Blvd. and Robert E. Lee Blvd.
Police say Monnette's car is seen in surveillance video leaving a parking lot near Parlay's around 5:30am on the morning she disappeared, and it appears she was traveling alone in the vehicle.
The car went eastbound on Harrison Avenue and then turned left (northbound) on Marconi Drive.