08:38 PM EDT 07/30/2014
Originally posted 03/13/2013 12:00PM
Terrilynn Monette, a 26-year-old elementary school teacher who helped her second-graders turn their academic performances around, has apparently vanished.
The California native, who moved to New Orleans as part of that city's initiative to improve teaching in impoverished zones, was last seen with friends on March 2 after visiting Parlay's, a bar in the town's Lakeview section, police tell CNN.
That night, Monette had been "cut off" by a bartender who said she had too much to drink, according to Parlay's manager Anna Boudousque. The teacher was celebrating her nomination as "Teacher of the Year" in her district.
Originally posted 03/07/2013 09:20AM
Reluctantly believing she is dead, the family of Michelle Parker, the Florida mom who vanished after appearing on The People's Court in 2011, filed a wrongful death lawsuit Thursday against her ex-fiancé, Dale Smith, whom they believe was responsible.
Parker's family claims Smith knows what happened on Nov. 17, 2011, the day Parker was last seen alive.
"The family doesn't want to believe that Michelle is dead, but they believe that she is," their attorney, John Morgan, tells PEOPLE. "This is a case that has gone cold, so a civil case is the only way that Michelle's family will finally get answers. Given the passing of time, as well as some evidence we have discovered, we believe that Dale Smith is responsible for her death."
Originally posted 02/24/2010 03:30PM
Fighting tears, Walter Koenig looked into the news cameras on Wednesday desperately hoping his missing son was watching.
"I just want to know you're okay," he said in the emotional appeal to Andrew Koenig, the Growing Pains star who disappeared earlier this month. "If it means you just want to stay here, that's okay. You don't have to come back. Just let us know that's your intention."
Walter Koenig, also an actor – he played Mr. Chekov on the original Star Trek TV show and movies – was joined by wife Judith at the televised press conference at the Vancouver Police Department.
Originally posted 02/24/2010 08:10AM
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