“If anything happened to me, it would be Larry.”
That’s the chilling warning the missing mother of three Maya ‘May’ Millete, 39, reportedly told her family just days before she disappeared in Southern California in January.
As the search for Maya stretches into the fourth month, her relatives have become increasingly insistent that the police target her 21-year-old husband, Larry Millette.
Last week, reports surfaced that Maya had scheduled an appointment with a divorce attorney on the day she was last seen at her home in Chula Vista, Jan. 7.
In a new interview with Fox newsMaya’s brother-in-law Richard Drouaillet revealed that the couple’s marital troubles started months earlier, claiming that Larry repeatedly contacted his wife’s family about their issues.
“He was more of an aggressor and tried to get us involved,” Richard said of Larry.
“He tried to get us on his side when we felt like there were a lot of lies he was telling us.”
Maya Millete is shown with her husband, Larry. Days before she disappeared in January, Maya reportedly warned family members: ‘If anything happened to me, it would be Larry’
As the search for Maya stretches into the fourth month, her relatives have increasingly insisted that the police target her husband Larry (above along with their three children)
Richard said the last time he and his wife Maricris, Maya’s sister, saw the couple were on a camping trip days before she was missing.
It was during that trip that Maya is said to have warned that Larry might harm her, according to a family member who spoke to Fox News on condition of anonymity.
Maricris, told NBC7 that Larry and Maya had “ a lot of fighting ” during the trip.
“We felt uncomfortable at times, too,” Maricris said. “But you know, we were just praying and hoping they would get it out. We didn’t see this coming after that, you know. ‘
Speaking to Fox News, Richard recalled Larry calling him last summer for advice on his marriage.
‘He just sounded desperate, you know,’ you have to listen to me. It’s her fault, it’s her fault, ”said Richard.
He said that in the months that followed, Larry started sending bizarre messages to his in-laws.
In September, he reportedly sent Maya’s relatives a photo showing a photo of the couple covered in what appeared to be drops of blood and four candles.
“He’s done extreme things,” said Richard.
Larry started sending bizarre messages to his in-laws last year, according to his brother-in-law Richard Drouaillet. In September, Larry reportedly sent a relative the photo above of an improvised altar with an image of him and Maya that had been splashed with blood
Maya and Larry are depicted in an undated Facebook photo with their three children
Maya’s relatives told Fox News they were careful about their statements because they fear Larry.
Larry has refused to speak to the media and is said to have stopped cooperating with the police after retaining his own lawyer.
Maya’s family sought help in solving the case of Billy Little, a lawyer with the Cold Case Foundation.
Little spoke to Fox News on Saturday, saying that Larry had him walk through the Millettes’ house on January 11 – two days after reporting Maya missing.
‘The windows were all open, the fans were on full blast, it was a bit chilly. It looked like it had been cleaned, ”Little said.
He said he had talked “a little” with Larry before he saw a hole in the door of the couple’s bedroom.
Larry blamed Maya for the hole, Little said.
Maya is described as 5’2 ‘and 105 pounds with brown hair. She has music note tattoos on her collarbone and a hummingbird tattoo on her back
The Drouaillets spoke to DailyMail.com about Maya’s case in February, saying she and Larry’s relationship had been “rocky” for “a year or two”.
‘If we have a meeting, they would argue there … and another time they would be close again. Like oh ok they worked it out. So it had been like this for the past year, ”Maricris said.
Relatives said Maya’s relationship with Larry had been “rocky” for at least a year before her disappearance
Richard added: ‘They argued a lot and it was a bit uncomfortable. It was weird because Larry behaved differently. He didn’t act like Larry. He did different … They were done. The relationship was over. You could just see it. ‘
The Drouaillets expressed their frustration that they had not received an answer about Maya’s whereabouts.
‘It is not right. They have CCTV of all neighbors, ”said Richard.
They said they have over 100 hours to watch, and three months later you’re still watching those 100 hours – watching those videos. Something must give. ‘
And last week, Maricris confirmed in an interview that Maya had an appointment with a lawyer with the intention of filing for divorce before she disappeared.
She also revealed that Maya asked her for $ 10,000 that same week.
“The date, the scheduled date for a meeting with the divorce attorney, was done on Thursday afternoon,” Maricris said. Fox 5
“According to the divorce attorney, she wanted to celebrate her birthday first, her daughter’s birthday was on Sunday, so she wanted to wait.”
The appointment was made for the following Tuesday, but Maya never made it.
Maya’s sister, Maricris Drouaillet (pictured), revealed that Maya made an appointment to see a divorce attorney the same day she disappeared
Volunteers searched for hiking trails in Spring Valley near Maya’s home last month
Maricris told DailyMail.com that she has no bad feelings towards Larry and his family.
“I don’t want to cut ties with them,” she said. ‘I don’t want to burn bridges. They are still family. ‘
She previously told NBC7 that she “ can’t imagine ” Larry harming her sister.
Maricris told the news network that she hopes her brother-in-law will join the search for Maya.
Show that you care about my sister. Show that you love her. That’s all I’m asking. ‘
Investigators have said there are currently no individuals interested in the investigation.
Maya is described as 5’2 ‘and 105 pounds with brown hair. She has music note tattoos on her collarbone and a hummingbird tattoo on her back.
Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to call the Chula Vista Police Department at 619-691-5151 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-847.
Posters of the missing mother of three hang in the area