Chula Vista Police Serve Search Warrant at Home of Missing Mom May ‘Maya' Millete

CVPD said the goal of the warrant was to obtain additional evidence and clues to Millete's current whereabouts

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Chula Vista police served another search warrant Thursday at the home of the missing mother of three, May "Maya" Millete.

CVPD said the goal of the warrant was to obtain additional evidence and clues to Millete's current whereabouts. Among the evidence taken from the property was Maya car.

The move follows Wednesday's announcement that the department had written six more search warrants in the case in the past two weeks. The police were at the house, located in the 2400 block of Paseo Los Gatos in Chula Vista, as recently as May 7, when officers seized firearms as part of a gun-violence restraining order served on Millete's husband, Larry.


Neighbors say the search was not met favorably by everyone. They say Maya Millete’s father-in-law was visibly annoyed by search teams at the home.

"It’s very emotional to be out here especially with the family with what they are going through," said Brian Ruiz, who's part of a citizen search team that has been active since Maya's disappearance. "We are out here to keep supporting them and we are hoping there is an arrest, and if it’s not today we are hoping it’s tomorrow

CVPD said the goal of the warrant was to obtain additional evidence and clues to Millete's current whereabouts.

Millete went missing Jan. 7, nearly six months ago, vanishing without a trace and leaving her three children -- then aged 4, 9 and 11 -- and husband, Larry Millete, behind. She was last seen by her family at her home at around 5 p.m., two days before the family was set to travel on a planned trip to Big Bear for her daughter’s birthday.

A gun-violence restraining order filed against Maya Millete's husband shows that Larry Millete had a cache of guns, some legal and some not

During the past several months, Chula Vista police have been releasing bi-weekly updates of sorts regarding their work, highlighting work done on the case, which they insist remains an active investigation.

In the past two weeks, CVPD said on Wednesday, they have conducted four new interviews, having spoken with 68 people in all -- friends, family members and other witnesses. Also, police officials said they had written a half-dozen new search warrants connected to the case and reviewed six news tips, out of nearly 100 they have received.

In their news release issued on Wednesday, though, police did not release any new information other than to update the figures.

The Case

Two days after Millete was last seen, her sister, Maricris Drouaillet, called Chula Vista police to report her sister is missing. Since that time, Maricris and her husband, Richard, have become the public face of the search for Millete.

Police have never named Larry as a suspect in the disappearance of his wife. Maricris told NBC 7 that Larry was the last person to see her sister. She also said detectives told her that Larry had retained a lawyer and was no longer cooperating with the investigation.

Since she went missing, Millete has not answered phone calls or text messages, according to investigators.

Investigators described Maya as 5 feet 2 inches tall and 105 pounds, with brown hair, brown eyes and freckles. Her family said she has a tattoo on her wrist.

Police are urging anyone with information about her whereabouts to contact CVPD detectives at (619) 691-5139. Tips can be called in anonymously to Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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