Terrilynn Monette Missing: Joggers questioned in hunt for teacher who vanished in New Orleans

Terrilynn Monette
Terrilynn Monette, a 26-year-old teacher, was last seen on March 2, 2013 in New Orleans.

(CBS) NEW ORLEANS - Within hours of releasing information on missing teacher Terrilynn Monette last week, New Orleans police received more than a dozen tips about a jogger seen on video in the area around the time of Monette's disappearance, CBS affiliate WWLTV reports.

New Orleans Police Dept. spokeswoman Officer Hilal Williams said the department fielded 17 tips about the jogger since releasing the information.

Williams said police spoke to the jogger and several other men and women who were running in City Park at the time Monette went missing March 2, the station reports.

Video released last week showed that Monette, who left Parlay's Dream Lounge alone in her car at around 5:15 a.m., turned onto Harrison and then left onto Marconi. The Harrison-Marconi intersection camera was the last to capture her image, according to police.

The jogger was spotted on the camera near Marconi and Harrison a few minutes after she drove by.

Williams said they had no further information available at this time.

Monette, a 26-year-old elementary school teacher from Long Beach, Calif., had been working in New Orleans for "Teach NOLA," a program that places educators in impoverished areas.

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