California mom Maya Millete missing for 3 months, Chula Vista police share new details of case
April 08, 2021 at 00:38
Chula Vista, Calif., police released new details Wednesday in the search for May "Maya" Millete, a civilian Navy employee and mother of three who went missing Jan. 7, although they conceded they still had "no specific region or location" to comb through.
The Chula Vista Police Department said in a statement Wednesday that investigators had interviewed 47 witnesses, including friends, relatives and neighbors, received more than 40 tips and investigated all tips and leads.
Detectives wrote 12 search warrants, including one for Millete’s home, which they searched on at least three occasions.
They were also combing through "thousands of pages of data" and reviewing other evidence, including video and digital records.
CALIFORNIA MISSING MOTHER, MAYA MILLETE, VOLUNTEER SEARCH PLANNED, HAWAII HOMETOWN ALSO RAISING AWARENESSThe department said it was getting support from the FBI and the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office.
Billy Little, an attorney for Millete's family, said her relatives were scheduled to meet with Chula Vista investigators Thursday and that they were "rooting for police" in the case.
A source says they overheard Larry Millete frequently discussing paying someone $20,000 to kill his missing wife’s other lover.
A Chula Vista Police Department spokesperson said they are aware of the alleged murder-for-hire plot and are investigating it along with other leads in the case.
Separately, a family member who asked to remain anonymous told Fox News exclusively that Maya Millete told relatives during a January camping trip that, "If anything happened to me, it would be Larry."
"We have no suspects at this point but we certainly have people who remain crucial witnesses to her disappearance," the department said Sunday.
Larry Millete did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the police department’s latest update or say whether he would be meeting with Chula Vista police alongside Maya’s relatives Thursday.
Authorities are asking anyone with information on the case, regardless of how small the detail, to contact San Diego Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477 or the police department at 619-691-5151.