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Terrilynn Monette, teacher from Calif., missing in New Orleans

Terrilynn Monette, a 26-year-old teacher, was last seen on March 2, 2013 in New Orleans.
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(CBS) LONG BEACH, Calif. - Terrilynn Monette, a 26-year-old woman from Long Beach, Calif., went missing on March 2 while participating in a teaching program in New Orleans, CBS Los Angeles reports.

Monette, who grew up in Long Beach and graduated from Cal State San Bernardino, had been working in New Orleans for "Teach NOLA," a program that places educators in impoverished areas.

She was last seen on March 2, after visiting Parlay's, a bar in New Orleans, with friends. She told them she was going to sleep in her car rather than drive home, the station reports. Her car is also missing.

Investigators say the signal on Monette's cell phone dropped out a few hours after she was last seen.

Volunteers, consisting of her loved ones and co-workers, took part in search efforts in New Orleans over the weekend. A vigil was also held over the weekend at Monette's alma mater, Wilson High School, in Long Beach, the station says.

Investigators are continuing to review security footage from outside the bar where Monette was last seen. The New Orleans Police Department says they currently have no suspects or persons of interest in the disappearance, CBS affiliate WWLTV reports.

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