Police announced Thursday that a California man is a person of interest in the ongoing disappearance of his wife who vanished in early January.
Chula Vista police said in a statement that they filed a gun violence restraining order against Larry Millete in May. On Wednesday during a court hearing for that order, he was named a person of interest in the disappearance of Maya Millete, 39.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Maya Millete vanished on January 7 after video chatting with friends and getting into an argument with her husband. The missing woman’s sister said she disappeared the same day she scheduled an appointment with a divorce lawyer.
Maya Millete’s husband allegedly said they had gotten into an argument and she locked herself in the bedroom. She was reported missing on January 9, after her family learned she was not in her bedroom as her husband previously claimed.
The missing woman’s identification card, credit card, and phone also remain unaccounted for. Her credit card has not been used since her disappearance, and her phone goes straight to voicemail, according to multiple reports.
At the time the gun violence restraining order was filed, authorities accused Larry Millete of having an illegal assault weapon or unregistered firearms. The document stated that he purchased firearms after a search warrant was executed at his Chula Vista home, where police seized two guns.
Larry Millete allegedly refused to tell police who he gave the newly-purchased guns to. Police reportedly also conducted a search warrant at Larry Millete’s uncle’s home, where they also seized two unregistered assault weapons.
Despite Larry Millete being called a person of interest during Wednesday’s court hearing, local police said they will not be providing additional information about this case due to the nature of their ongoing investigation.
Larry Millete was said to be helping with the search but he eventually stopped cooperating with police, retained a lawyer, and stopped attending vigils.
No arrests have been made in connection with Maya Millete’s unsolved disappearance.
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