Who is Maya Millete? California mom died who vanished in January

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Maya Millete

Who is Maya Millete? Maya Millete is a Filipino American woman who disappeared on January 7, 2021, in Chula Vista, California. This caused a police investigation into her disappearance.

She was born May 1, 1981, and her death was confirmed on 19 Oct 2021.

She graduated from Admiral Arthur W. Radford High School. She met Larry Millete while she was a teenager, and after he had moved to Hawaii from San Diego with his family and they later married and he enlisted into the United States Navy for five years.

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Maya Millete Biography, Age, Death, Husband, Family, and more

NameMaya
Real NameMaya Millete
Age39 years (as of 2021)
Date of BirthMaya Tabalanza, Philippines
Birth PlaceMay 1, 1981
GenderFemale
ProfessionEmployee of the United States Navy
ReligionChristian
Zodiac sign/Sun signN/A
NationalityFilipino American
SchoolAdmiral Arthur W. Radford High School
CollegeUniversity of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
ParentsSoon Update
Martial StatusMarried
HusbandLarry Millete
Children1 Daughter

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Maya Millete vanished and death case details

Maya Millete vanished in early January, authorities said. She left her mobile phone and other valuables along with the couple’s three children, authorities said.

Her husband Larry Millete told police that his wife voluntarily left the family. But investigators said he had been considered a “person of interest” in her disappearance.

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Stephan said Maya Millete was in a “toxic relationship” and that her last known call before she vanished on Jan. 7 was to a divorce attorney.

Before Maya Millette disappeared, her husband opposed divorcing and hired “spellcasters” to keep her from leaving, Stephan said.

“He was asking for May to become incapacitated… so that she could stay at home, thus displaying his homicidal idealizations to harm May,” Stephan said.

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Also missing were a gun owned by Millete and a black Lexus SUV that prosecutors believe he used to dispose of his wife’s body, authorities said.

Authorities and family members asked for public help in trying to track down Maya Millete’s remains, urging anyone to come forward who may have seen the missing car around the time she vanished.

KFMB reported police searched the couple’s Paseo Los Gatos house multiple times and have executed nearly six dozen other warrants allowing them to seek evidence in various residences and vehicles, and from cellular and electronic devices, financial records, social media accounts and other online data, according to Lt. Dan Peak, a spokesman for the Chula Vista Police Department.

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Authorities also served her husband with a gun-violence restraining order, the station reported.

“We’re still asking the public: Please, help us bring my sister home,” a sobbing Maricris Drouaillet said. “We did a promise to her 11-year-old daughter that we will bring her mom home.”

In addition to police and the District Attorney’s office, the investigation also involved the FBI and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, police said.

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Murder charges on Her Husband Larry Millete

Police arrested Larry Millete Tuesday on suspicion of killing his wife nine months ago, at his home in the San Diego suburb of Chula Vista, a day after San Diego County prosecutors charged him with murder and illegal possession of an assault weapon, officials said at a news conference.

He could face a potential sentence of life in prison if convicted of killing Maya Millete.

“This is a surprise to me since they have no proof Maya is dead, and I believe she is still alive,” Bonita Martinez, Millette’s attorney, told CBS affiliate KFMB-TV.

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District Attorney Summer Stephan said prosecutors can file a murder charge without having a body.

“The law is so crystal clear that we cannot let someone murder someone and gain a benefit by hiding the body in a way that we cannot discover it,” she said.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the killer of Maya Millete?

The Killer of Maya Millete is her husband Larry Millete.

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