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October 18, 2021

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Police continue probe into disappearance of Chula Vista woman

Police said a multi-agency investigation into the disappearance of a Chula Vista woman missing for nearly five months is continuing, although they released few new details about the probe.

The department issued an update on the case on Wednesday that summarized work that has been done since May “Maya” Millete, 39, disappeared from her east Chula Vista home in early January.

“Since being notified of May’s disappearance, officers and investigators have remained committed to finding the reason behind her disappearance or bringing those responsible for her disappearance to justice,” the statement read.

The Police Department began working with the county District Attorney’s Office, the FBI and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service in April.

According to the Police Department, the investigation has included interviews with 61 people including family members, friends, neighbors and others. In addition, 42 search warrants have been obtained for homes, vehicles, electronic devices and financial records.

The latest search warrant was served at the family’s home May 5, the same day a Superior Court judge issued an order that forced Millete’s husband, Larry, to surrender a cache of guns and ammunition.

Volunteers have searched various locations. More recently, volunteers and police investigators have searched along Hunte Parkway near the old Salt Creek Golf Course after getting some “investigative leads,” the department said. The golf course is about a mile from the family’s home on Paseo Los Gatos.

Millete, a civilian who works as a contract specialist with the Navy, was last seen by her husband Jan. 7. Larry Millete told his wife’s family she locked herself in a room after the couple had an argument, according to her sister, Maricris Drouaillet.

Unable to contact Millete, her brother went to her home Jan. 8. He knocked on the bedroom door but there was no response. Her father tried again the next day, but when he opened the door, Millete was not there, though her car was parked outside their home.

The family then called police. Millete missed her daughter’s 11th birthday three days later.

Drouaillet has said her sister was ready to move on from her 21-year marriage with husband Larry Millete. The day she disappeared, Millete had gone to a divorce attorney’s office and filled out a client intake form, according to an attorney working on behalf of Millete’s family.

Larry Millete has largely avoided the public eye in recent months, although he talked with reporters shortly after his wife turned up missing.

In an interview with 10News, he said he initially thought she had been picked up at the house by a friend, maybe to go wine tasting or hiking, but he became worried when she missed her daughter’s birthday.

“Trust me, I’ve been emotionally, physically, mentally drained,” Larry Millete told the news station. “No sleep, I’m not eating … The main thing is I can’t really think straight.”

Staff writer David Hernandez contributed to this report.