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Family of missing Chula Vista mother pleads for answers

Posted at 6:01 PM, Feb 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-05 09:03:23-05

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) – The family of a missing Chula Vista mom is pleading for answers nearly one month after she disappeared.

Police say there are still no suspects or persons of interest in Maya Millete’s disappearance. The mother of three was reported missing on Jan. 10 and her family is not giving up hope.

"If one of us was missing I know May would be out there looking for us," said Millete’s brother-in-law Richard Drouaillet. He says they would like to see more communication from police. "It would be a relief from the family if we heard from police a little more often instead of every other day or two, three days."


Police say Millete's husband, Larry, is their most important witness because he’s the last person who saw her. On Jan. 23, they served a search warrant at the couple’s home. Officials have not released whether they found any key evidence.

Detectives say Larry stopped cooperating with police once he got an attorney this week. He tells ABC 10News he is grateful for their work and is focused on finding his wife.

The couple reportedly had marital problems but police say there is no indication of foul play at this point. 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' discussion with Larry Millete in January:

The family says they’ll keep searching for as long as it takes.

“Every day we get messages and it’s a blessing to have that kind of support from strangers that we don’t even know,” said Drouaillet. “That gives us the motivation to continue. We’re never going to give up until we find her.”

The family is planning a peaceful rally outside the Chula Vista Police Headquarters Friday at 11 a.m.