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Family, friends launch search effort for missing Chula Vista mom Maya Millete

Posted at 12:22 PM, Jan 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-13 15:22:16-05

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) -- Friends and family members fanned out in east Chula Vista Wednesday morning to look for a mother of three who disappeared last week.

It’s now been five days since 39-year-old Maya Millete was last seen. Her family is holding onto hope that she will be found safe.

Family members and friends launched a Facebook page in hopes of gathering information leading to her. They also organized two group search efforts -- one on Wednesday, the other on Friday -- looking for anything that can help find Millete, who is a wife and mother of three children.

“If anyone out there has seen her or knows where she is … I’m begging to let us know she’s OK,” said Millete’s sister Maricris Drouaillet.

Drouaillet said her family isn’t giving up hope that her sister will be found.

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Drouaillet believes Maya left with just her ID, possibly her phone, and a credit card which hasn’t been used. She also left her car, and that’s why friends and family have chosen to organize a search centered around the Mount San Miguel Park in Chula Vista.

“She’s close to that park. She’s just walking distance. It’s right there near her neighborhood area,” Drouaillet.

ABC 10News spoke with Maya’s husband, and he said they got into a fight last Thursday night, adding that she’s left before for the night to blow off steam.

Larry Millete said he became worried when his wife didn’t show up for their daughter’s birthday on Sunday.

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While Chula Vista police are investigating her disappearance, Drouaillet said at this point the family has chosen to focus on finding anything that can lead them to Maya, hoping this message will get to her.

“We love her, and no matter what she’s going through, we’re here for her. She just needs to let us know. Just a little hint to let us know you are OK,” said Drouaillet.