A desperate search underway now for a missing teacher in New Orleans.
Terrilynn Monette, a 26-year-old from Long Beach, Calif., vanished nearly two weeks ago in Louisiana. She was with friends at a bar to celebrate having just been nominated for a "Teacher of the Year" award. She told friends she was going to take a nap in her car before driving home, and hasn't been seen or heard from since.
On "Starting Point" this morning, Monette's mother Toni Enclade talks with Soledad O'Brien about the search and why she believes someone abducted her daughter.
"So far I haven't received any information," Enclade says. "I just know they have requested Equusearch to come out and assist in the search for her, they should be arriving this morning so they can search the bodies of water to check to see if there are any signs possibly of her or her car."
Enclade explains that between Terrilynn, her and her other daughter, the family was very close. She fears someone took her daughter against her will. She sends a message to whomever may have abducted her daughter.
"Please bring my baby back home to me, please," She says through tears. "It's very hard. I can't sleep at night. I can't eat. I keep thinking about my child and where she could be. I just want her back. So please, if you're listening and watching this, please bring Terrilynn home. Please that's all I want. I want her home."