Maya Millete’s husband has been named a “person of interest” in the disappearance of the California mother of three, more than six months after she was last seen.
Chula Vista Police released a statement Thursday confirming Larry Millete as a person of interest, adding that no further information would be released at this time due to “the sensitivity of the case and the integrity of the investigation.” to protect’.
Maya, 39, disappeared on Jan. 7 from the Chula Vista home she shares with her husband and their three children, ages 4, 10 and 11. She was reported missing three days later.
Speculation soon arose about her husband Larry after it was revealed that Maya was meeting with a divorce lawyer the day she was last seen.
Maya’s family has also claimed that she confided to them days before that “if anything happened to me, it would be Larry.”
Larry was banned from arms in May after police discovered an arsenal of illegal weapons during a search of the family home.
Maya Millete’s husband has been named a “person of interest” in the disappearance of the California mother of three, more than six months after she was last seen. Larry Millete and Maya Millete in the picture together
The latest development in the case emerged Wednesday during a court hearing related to the disclosure of records on the restraining order.
San Diego’s deputy city attorney Jeff Brooker first named Larry as a person of interest in his wife’s disappearance in the San Diego courtroom. News8.
“We agreed that we wouldn’t fight for information about Mr Millete, his missing wife, that he is under investigation, that he is a person of interest,” Brooker said.
The hearing took place after News8 requested that the restraining order for gun violence be sealed.
San Diego County Supreme Court Judge Katherine A. Bacal ordered the information to be released, except for a photo of the couple’s four-year-old son.
The photo shows the boy standing on a kitchen table surrounded by 16 rifles, hundreds of ammunition, four US passports and a government ID.
The photo was taken in January 2020 and emailed to a police officer during the missing persons case.
The photo led officers Larry to issue the restraining order for gun violence.
“There’s nothing to gain by letting a kid see and see for themselves, even the body, even the t-shirt or shirt they’re wearing and I agree with you,” Bacal said.
The court also learned that there is an ongoing investigation by San Diego County Child Welfare Services into the safety of the Millete children, News8 reported.
Maya, 39, (pictured) disappeared on January 7 from the Chula Vista home she shares with her husband and their three children, ages 4, 10 and 11
It turns out that Maya was meeting with a divorce attorney the day she was last seen. Maya, Larry and their three children
The files were temporarily sealed when law enforcement officers issued Larry with a temporary restraining order for gun violence on May 5.
Officials said Larry owned a total of 22 guns, including seven AR-15s and three shotguns, only eight of which were legally registered to him.
When police searched Millete’s home in January in connection with Maya’s disappearance, Larry allegedly told officers he knew they were coming to get his guns and gave multiple firearms to friends.
He then declined to name those in possession of his weapons.
By the time the restraining order was issued, police had recovered only two of Larry’s semi-automatic weapons.
In the months since Maya went missing, her relatives have spoken out several times about how her marriage to Larry was unraveling and that she was preparing to file for divorce.
In April, it emerged that Maya had shared a post in a Facebook group for mothers the same day she disappeared, claiming she was seeking advice from a local family law firm on behalf of “a friend.”
In May, officers searched this area – a golf course that was shut down in 2018 and located about a mile from Maya’s house
Dozens of searches have been made for Maya in the months since she disappeared
Asking for a Friend – Has anyone used or gone through the services of collaborative practice San Diego for divorce? Looking for insights? Positive/negative aspect?’ she wrote, according to Fox news.
She eventually made an appointment with divorce attorney Marisa Nahale for the following week, but went missing before they could meet.
In May, Maya’s older sister Maricris told Fox News that her brother had been considering leaving her husband for the past year.
“I think she was ready in December, and then she finally decided to file for divorce that day,” she said.
Maricris’ husband Richard had previously said that the last time he and his wife saw Maya on a camping trip was shortly before she disappeared, warning them, “If anything happened to me, it would be Larry.”
In a new interview with Fox news, Richard explained that Larry and Maya’s marriage had broken down months earlier, claiming that Larry had repeatedly contacted his wife’s family about their problems.
“He was more of an aggressor, he was trying to get us involved,” Richard said of Larry.
“He was trying to get us on his side when we felt like it was a lot of lies he was telling us.”
Richard recalled how Larry had asked him for advice about his marriage last summer.
“He just sounded desperate, you know, ‘You have to listen to me. It’s her fault, it’s her fault,” said Richard.
Millete’s house (photo) was searched several times in the course of the investigation onderzoek
Maya’s family has claimed that days before she disappeared, she confided in them that “if anything happened to me, it would be Larry.” Larry and Maya together
TIMELINE OF THE REFERRAL OF MAYA MILLETE
January 7, 2020: Maya Millete was last seen at her home in Chula Vista on the same day she was due to meet a divorce attorney.
January 10: Maya’s family visits her home and speaks to her husband Larry before reporting her missing.
January 23: The police execute their first search warrant at Millete’s house.
April 1st: Police search Larry’s aunt and uncle’s home in San Diego and seize several boxes of evidence, including six guns.
April 21: The FBI, the San Diego County Attorney’s Office and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service join the Chula Vista Police Department’s investigation.
5th of May: Larry is given a temporary gun ban after police discovered his arsenal of weapons, many of which were illegally owned.
May 7: The police search Millete’s house for the second time.
May 19: Police announce a new search of an abandoned golf course a mile from Millete’s home.
July 22: Police confirm Larry Millete has a stake in his wife’s disappearance
He said Larry started sending increasingly strange messages to his in-laws in the months that followed.
In September, he reportedly sent a photo of Maya’s relatives which showed a photo of the couple covered in drops of blood and four candles.
“He did extreme things,” Richard said.
Maya’s relatives also told Fox News that they’ve been careful about speaking out because they’re afraid of Larry.
An anonymous source claimed Fox news in April that Larry suspected his wife of having an affair and that he offered to pay a hitman $20,000 to kill the man last summer.
The source said Larry was still talking about it in January, in the days before Maya went missing, and that he seemed “pretty serious” about it.
Investigators have searched the family home several times since Maya disappeared, and dozens of searches have been conducted in the local community.
In May, researchers spent a week searching the site of a golf course shut down in 2018 and located about a mile from Maya’s home.
Police did not specify why they searched the golf course. Aerial photos show that the area includes a small body of water, sand traps from the old track and a large empty parking lot.
It is flanked by hills with hiking trails to the north, a neighborhood to the south, and empty fields on either side.
Police executed their first search warrant at Millete’s home on January 23, 13 days after Maya’s family visited her home, spoke to her husband and reported her missing.
All of Maya’s vehicles were outside her home, but they noted that she hadn’t responded to a text message since Jan. 7.
Maya is described as being 5’2′ and 105lbs with brown hair. She has musical note tattoos on her collarbone and a hummingbird tattoo on her back.
The mother is described as being 5’2″ and 105lbs with brown hair. She is said to have tattoos of musical notes and hummingbird
Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to call Chula Vista Police at 619-691-5151 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-847.