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Rally held for missing Chula Vista mother Maya Millete

Posted at 8:33 AM, May 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-05 02:24:18-04

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) -- A rally was held in Chula Vista Tuesday afternoon to push for more answers in the disappearance Maya Millete.

Millete was last seen on Jan. 7 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 Chula Vista Police.

Since her disappearance, family, friends and community members have searched the region for her every weekend.

This past weekend, a birthday celebration was held at Fiesta Island in Millete’s honor. She turned 40 years old on May 1.

Family members said Tuesday’s peaceful rally at the Chula Vista Police Department headquarters (315 4th Ave.) at 4 p.m. was an event “to continue advocating for May.”


“We miss Maya beyond words, the ache of her absence doesn’t go away, countless questions remain unanswered,” the family said.

Chula Vista Police Department said it continues to investigate Millete's disappearance, with several agencies involved in the investigation.

In a statement, Chula Vista Police Chief Roxana Kennedy said the department is dedicated to solving her disappearance:

"I recognize the pain and concern May’s disappearance has brought to her family, friends, and the community and I am grateful for the outpouring of support May’s family has received during this difficult time. Our investigators along with the multi-agency working group are dedicated to finding May or bringing justice to May’s family.

We understand the frustration over limited public information about this case. We will not share any information publicly about this case that can in any way hinder or jeopardize the successful investigation and potential prosecution of anyone involved in her disappearance. Recently, we have begun working with the Cold Case Foundation to provide advocacy to May’s family in conjunction with our investigation. Josephine Wentzel is now assigned by the Cold Case Foundation to this investigation.

We continue to keep May, and her family in our thoughts every day and pray for her safe return. I want to thank those that have reached out with information and tips to our detectives. Cases like this can hinge on the smallest piece of information which may lead to a break in the investigation."

According to the department, investigators have interviewed 56 people, including family, friends, neighbors, and witnesses; written 23 search warrants; and reviewed more than 55 tips in her disappearance, with recent tips including possible sightings in other states like Wisconsin and New Mexico.

CVPD added that they are combing through thousands of pages of data and evidence in their investigation.