New Orleans Police Department officers spent all afternoon Friday searching City Park as members of Terrilynn Monette's family continued their search for the 26-year-old into Saturday.
"I'm not going to give up. I'm not going anywhere," said Monette's mother, Toni Enclade. "Not until I find my baby. I refuse to leave from here until I find my child."
Monette was last seen in Lakeview on the early morning of March 2. According to a news release from the New Orleans Police Department, Terrilynn Monette, 26, went out with friends to Parlay's Bar in the 800 block of Harrison Avenue about 3:30 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.
Hundreds of volunteers gathered to continue the search Saturday.
"I'm just wondering where my baby is. It's the seventh day now; I wonder where she is," Enclade said.
Hundreds of NOPD officers, elected officials, community leaders, fellow teachers and others gathered Saturday to comb the wooded acres of City Park near Bayou Saint John to look for clues.
"Downed foliage, maybe broken glass, maybe tire tracks -- anything out of the ordinary. We know this was close to her last-seen whereabouts, so we're hoping to find something that will lead us to more information," Woodland West Elementary Principal Amy Hoyle said.
Monette was a teacher at Woodland West Elementary and was recently nominated as Teacher of the Year.
Her sister, Kandice Enclade, said Monette always wanted to help others.
"Terrilyn has a beautiful soul, and she wanted to help New Orleans by coming out here and becoming a teacher,"Enclade said.
Enclade and about a dozen family members passed out hundreds of flyers Friday to local businesses, churches and anyone who would listen.
"I just want everyone to know that I still need your help in finding my daughter," Enclade said.
At the same time police searched City Park on foot and on ATV's. Four K-9 units were also part of Friday's search efforts by the NOPD.
"We just want to think everyone from the bottom of our hearts for helping us. You have no Idea how much that means to us," said Encalde.
Monette was last seen on March 2 outside Parlay's Dream Lounge on Harrison Avenue in Lakeview. Her family said it was unlike her to go days without calling.
"She's always called me everyday," her mother said.
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.