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March 13th, 2013
07:35 AM ET

Desperate search for devoted New Orleans teacher missing for two weeks – Nick Valencia reports


CNN) - Terrilynn Monette had no problem uprooting her life to help children. When the California native learned of the "teachNOLA" program, which sends educators to New Orleans to teach in impoverished areas, she packed her bags and headed to Louisiana. Her dedication and excellence in the classroom earned her a "Teacher of the Year" nomination in her district.

But after a night celebrating the accolade with friends, the 26-year-old vanished. That was almost two weeks ago. With each passing day, her family's anxiety compounds.

Hundreds of volunteers and police have scoured New Orleans, but are no closer to finding Monette. She left no clues behind.

This morning on "Starting Point," CNN's Nick Valencia reports on the desperate search to find Terrilyn Monette.

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  1. jon

    I think asking a parent on national television what they would say to the abductor of their child is a stupid question.All the anchor wants is a blood and guts reaction. Back in the days when Soledad O'Brien was Partner with Miles she was much more professional.

    March 13, 2013 at 8:36 am | Report abuse | Reply

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