Maya Millete

‘This Is Not the End': Search Continues for Missing Chula Vista Mom

'We don't want to go on and on,' said Maricris Drouillet, Maya's sister. 'We just hope today will be the last day. We’re hoping and praying. But we won't quit until we find her.'

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After what the family described as a roller-coaster of a week, family, friends and a handful of supporters came together Saturday to continue the search for May "Maya" Millete, the Chula Vista mother of three whose husband was accused this week of murder

“We’re so grateful for everyone from the bottom of our hearts in this effort to bring my sister home,” said Maricris Drouillet, Maya's sister.

Maya's husband, Larry, was accused of her murder this week and new details were released in the case. Maya's body, however, has yet to be found.

"This is not the end," Drouillet said. "We’ll continue, and hopefully bring my sister home.”

The group met in an El Cajon Walmart parking lot early on Saturday. With the family and the many community members rallying behind them, the searches have become a weekly ritual.

"We know we’re not alone in this journey, and the community is willing to help us find our sister and they have that motivation too,” Drouillet said.

Maya's family and friends have remained determined to find her body. Following new details revealed by the district attorney’s investigation, the group chose to search in the desert.

NBC 7's Dana Griffin reports from a prayer vigil for missing mother Maya Millete.

“Today we’re going to go to the Anza-Borrego area, which is all desert," said Richard Drouillet, Maricris' husband and Maya's brother-in-law. "There are 1,000 trails out there, but we need to start somewhere. We’re going to start in the east south part of it, and in the coming weeks move northeast.”

Investigators revealed this week that they believe it was possible that Larry left Maya's body somewhere about two and a half hours drive or closer from his home, on the night she disappeared in January.

"We don't want to go on and on," Maricris said. "We just hope today will be the last day. We’re hoping and praying, but we won't quit until we find her.”

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