Family of Missing Teacher Offering a $25,000 Reward (VIDEOS)

Laura Wallen | MCPD

Family and friends of a missing Olney teacher gathered at the Montgomery County Police Headquarters in Gaithersburg on Monday to ask for the public’s help with finding her.

Laura Wallen, 31, is a teacher at Wilde Lake High School in Columbia and four-months pregnant.

Police said the family became concerned after Wallen was a no-show for the first day of class despite preparing her classroom for weeks.

Wallen’s car, a 2011 Ford Escape, was found parked on the 10600 block of Gramercy Place in Columbia last Thursday.

According to detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department, family members last received a text from Wallen’s phone on the morning of Sept. 4.

The family is offering a reward to anyone with knowledge that leads to her discovery:

Wallen’s boyfriend and father of the child, Tyler Tessier, said that there was no indication before her disappearance that anything was wrong:

Watch the full news conference in its entirety here:


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Mitti Hicks

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Mitti Hicks is a multimedia journalist and community engagement specialist with Montgomery Community Media. She is passionate about telling stories that impact our community and may be reached at and on Twitter @mittimegan.


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