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Search Continues for Chula Vista Mom May ‘Maya' Millete 2 Months After Disappearance

Maya Millete, a Chula Vista mother of three is still missing after disappearing in January.

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It was cold and gloomy, yet dozens of supporters showed up at the Chula Vista Community Park on Sunday to make sure the family of missing mom Maya Milette didn't walk alone. 

Sunday marks two months since the Chula Vista mother, 39, vanished from her home without a trace. 

“Every day we wake up look at our messengers, look at our Facebook, hoping someone saw something, but it hasn't happened,” said Richard Drouaillet, Millet’s brother-in-law. “We have faith that it will be discovered soon."

Since then, Millete's family, volunteers, and total strangers have dedicated their time to search for her across San Diego County and beyond.

You can read the timeline of Millete's case, so far, here.

“We wanted to have a prayer for her to give us the strength and guidance to help us,” said Maricris Drouaillet, Millet’s sister. “To continue the case, so that it doesn't become a cold case."

Among those who were present Sunday for the prayer and walk were family, friends, and even strangers who after hearing Maya's story were joining the cause. 

“I’m here for justice for Maya,” said Leticia Sarabia, Chula Vista resident. “I want her to be found.”

Very few details have been released about the investigation into Maya's disappearance. A month and a half ago a search warrant was served at the home Maya shares with her husband Larry and their three kids.

No information has been released on that, but Maya's family said that soon can change.

“They did say they have the results of the search warrant to look at and they did say there's a lot to go through," said Maricris Drouaillet.

According to the police, Maya's husband, Larry Millete, is no longer cooperating with them on the investigation. The family says Larry Milette has also had little to no involvement in their search efforts.

The family plans to continue searching for Maya until they are finally able to bring her home.

According to Chula Vista police, Larry Millete has not been named a suspect in Maya's disappearance. Two months later, police said there are no suspects in the case.

NBC 7 News anchor Mark Mullen speaks with the family of missing Chula Vista mom May "Maya" Millete about the last time they saw her. They also share details about who Maya is as a sister, person, and mother. She has been missing since Jan. 7, 2021.
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