Husband of missing Maya Millete hires a lawyer
CHULA VISTA, California — The husband of Maya Millete, the mother of three who was reported missing Jan. 8, has hired a lawyer and is no longer cooperating with the police, Chula Vista police Lt. Miriam Foxx told news media on Wednesday.
Maya Millete was last seen at her Chula Vista home on Jan. 7, her family said. She was reported missing on January 10.
Millete works as a contract specialist for Naval Base San Diego. Earlier this month, police interviewed her husband, who said he last saw her at home on Jan. 7.
Millete’s husband, Larry Millete, told ABC 10News Wednesday night that he retained an attorney based on the advice from family and is grateful for the investigator’s efforts and the community to help find Maya, adding that he would like the focus to remain on finding Maya.
Maya’s sister, Maricris Drouaillet, says the family was surprised and hurt by the news. The family says they still have many unanswered questions, but their focus is still on finding Maya.
Detectives previously said the couple had marital problems and that they had no leads or any indication of foul play. Police previously said her husband Larry was cooperating with their investigation.
Maya’s car is still at her Chula Vista home. There has been no activity on her bank statements, and her phone goes straight to voicemail.