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Maya Millete: Chula Vista police, family plead for more help in finding missing mom

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Posted at 8:07 AM, Feb 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-05 19:37:31-05

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) -- Chula Vista police, the city's mayor, and the family of May "Maya" Millete pleaded with the public for any information that leads to the mother of three's safe return.

At a Friday morning news conference at CVPD headquarters, Chief Roxana Kennedy reiterated her department’s efforts in finding Millete, who has been missing since early January.

“We understand the concerns for answers, everyone wants May home … Please do not assume that this is not a priority to our police department … We cannot share all our steps in our investigative process because we cannot compromise this investigation. As we all pray for May to return home safely, we can’t rule anything out,” Kennedy said.

Criminal Investigations Lt. Miriam Foxx added, “Our investigation is continuing and ongoing … We’re not releasing any information or details on the investigation to maintain the integrity of the investigation. Rest assured, we’re in contact with the family on a constant basis. The family is very much a part of this investigation. If it is determined that Maya is a victim of a crime, our investigation becomes even more important.”


Mayor Mary Casillas Salas said, “This is a priority for our police department to make sure we search every clue, follow every lead, and that we hope there is, ultimately, a good resolution to this … it’s a puzzle that must be solved, and I know that our police department is working day and night to make sure that we find Maya and bring her back home.”

“Please bring my sister home. Her kids, they need their mom. Please help us find my sister. If you have any information, please help us find my sister,” Millete’s sister, Maricris, said.

After the press conference, friends and family stood on street corners outside of the Chula Vista Police Department and held signs, chanting "Bring Maya home, honk for support."

Maya Millete, 39, was last seen by her family on Jan. 7, at around 5 p.m., at her home on Paseo Los Gatos in east Chula Vista’s San Miguel Ranch area. She was reported missing on Jan. 10, according to police.

Police said there are currently no persons of interest in the investigation. Police served a search warrant on Millete’s home, but there was no word on whether any key evidence was found.

Larry Millete, Maya’s husband, was the last person who saw her, police said. Investigators said Larry retained an attorney and has stopped speaking with police. In early January, he told ABC 10News that he is grateful for police’s efforts and he is focused on finding his wife.

ABC 10News' discussion with Larry Millete in January:

In the midst of Maya's disappearance, family members and friends launched a Facebook page in hopes of gathering information leading to her. They also organized multiple search efforts in Chula Vista.

Millete is described as 5 feet, 2 inches tall. She is an Asian woman who weighs about 110 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call CVPD at 619-691-5151 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.