The unspeakable terror in a mother’s heart when her child goes missing is only rivaled by finding their loved one in a horrific discovery of their remains.
Toni Enclade’s daughter, Terrilynn Monette was a celebrated, award winning second-grade teacher at Woodland West Elementary School in Harvey, which is located across the Mississippi River from New Orleans, when she went missing March 2. But Saturday afternoon all of the hope of her safe return to her class and family were dashed with the grizzly discovery of her car with a body believed to be hers, inside, Saturday, June 8, 2013, according to NewsOne.
She had gone out with friends the night before she went missing and drove away alone. The nationwide manhunt that went from New Orleans to California turned up nothing in all of these months, yet one of the first locations allegedly checked was the Bayou St. John where the car and possibly the 26-year-old teacher was found.
“I don’t understand why it took them so long to find her car,” Monette’s mother, Toni Enclade said tearfully. “This is supposedly one of the first places they would have checked. I’m just overwhelmed. It doesn’t make sense.”
The immediate reports were that the body inside the car belonged to Monette, but an autopsy still has to be performed for 100% certainty.
R.I.P. Terrilynn Monette and thank you for the dedication you gave those kids. Read the report here.