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Missing in New Orleans: Help Find Terrilyn Monette

Terrilyn Monette

Terrilyn Monette, a 26-year-old New Orleans woman went missing on Saturday and her family is desperately pleading for her safe return.

Monnette’s last known location was Parlay’s Bar in the 800 block of Harrison Avenue about 3:30 a.m. She was last seen sleeping in her black two-door 2012 Honda Accord with the Louisiana license plate WUN494 in the rear parking lot Saturday about 5 a.m.

Police said Monette told her friends she was going to sleep in her car, because she had just consumed alcohol, before driving home. Police said she was seen in the parking lot with an unidentified man about 4 a.m.

Tarrilyn’s stats are as follows:

Case Type: Endangered
Date of Birth: January 1, 1987
Missing Date: March 2, 2013
Age Now: 26
Missing City: Lakeview
Missing State: Louisiana
Gender: Female
Race: Black
Complexion: Light
Height: 5’8″
Weight: 180
Hair Color: Brown
Hair Length: Shoulder Length
Eye Color: Brown
Wear Glasses or Contacts: No

News One, which recently partnered with the Black and Missing Foundation and TV One to focus on the crisis of missing African Americans, reports that although African Americans make up only 13 percent of the U.S. population, we account for 33 percent of the missing in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s database. Cases involving African Americans also tend to receive less media coverage than missing Whites, with missing men of color getting even less attention.