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Chula Vista family hires investigator to help in search for missing mom

Posted at 6:28 PM, Jan 21, 2021

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) -- It's now been two weeks since anyone has heard from Maya Millete. The 39-year-old, from Chula Vista, went missing on Thursday, Jan. 7. Her family hasn't stopped looking for her since.

The family has gathered with the community for two searches in the South Bay, they've created a Facebook search page, handed out fliers, and most recently hired a private investigator.

Maya, who also goes by May, missed her now 11-year-old's birthday, that is when the family grew even more concerned saying it was not like her to leave her children.


Millete's car is still at her Chula Vista home. There has been no activity on her bank statements and her phone goes straight to voicemail.

ABC 10News spoke to her husband on Thursday. He said he spent hours Wednesday night with detectives from Chula Vista Police trying to find his wife. He tells ABC 10News he is grateful for all of the search efforts.

Her family and friends are now asking the community to join them in a daily prayer chain at 5:01 p.m. every evening until she is found. The time represents Maya's birthday, May 1.

A spokesperson for the Chula Vista Police Department tells ABC 10News they are still actively investigating the case and are concerned that the mother of three hasn't returned home.

Anyone with information is asked to call CVPD at 619-691-5151 or Crime Stoppers at 619-235-8477