The family of a missing California mother is desperate for answers as the four-month mark of her disappearance nears.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Maya Millette was last seen at her home off of Paseo Los Gatos in San Miguel Ranch, on January 7. Her husband, Larry Millete, initially told authorities she could have left to have some alone time, but she vanished days before her daughter’s 11th birthday, which concerned family members.
“Initially, that’s what I thought,” Larry Millette said in January. “But as the days go by, it’s very unlikely that that’s it because she wouldn’t be gone this long. I’m still very hopeful that will all this media coverage, she’ll turn up and say, ‘Hey, I’m okay.’
Larry Millette was reportedly the last person to see Maya. He was helping with the search at first but has since stopped cooperating with police, retained a lawyer, and stopped attending vigils.
Fox 5 reports that Maya’s sister, Maricris Drouaillet, said that Maya had scheduled an appointment to meet with a divorce attorney on the same day she disappeared.
“The date, the scheduled date to meet with the divorce lawyer, that was done Thursday afternoon,” Maricris said. “According to the divorce lawyer, she wanted to have the birthday celebration first, her daughter’s birthday celebration was on Sunday, so she wanted to wait.”
Maya’s family has now retained criminal defense investigator Billy Little, who said that not only has he has handed over “substantial information” to the Chula Vista Police Department but that the case is solvable.
“There are thousands of unsolved cases out there, and I don’t know why those thousands are unsolved,” Little said. “But this one does not need to be unsolved. This one can be solved.”
Fox San Diego reports that authorities obtained a search warrant on Maya’s home on January 23, “to obtain any evidence and clues to her current whereabouts.”
“My sister is a very strong woman. She wouldn’t do anything to harm herself, especially thinking about the kids. The kids, they’re very small. She’s not likely to leave her kids that way,” Maricris previously told CBS 8.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the Chula Vista Police Department at 619-691-5139 or San Diego Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 888-580-8477.
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[Featured Photo: Maya Millette/Facebook]