Chula Vista police provides investigation updates on missing Fil-Am mother

May “Maya” Millete

THE Chula Vista Police Department has released an investigative update detailing its efforts in the search for  Maya “May” Millete, a Filipina American mother from the Southern California city who went missing over six months ago.

In the advisory released Wednesday, July 14, the CVPD said it is continuously working with the multi-agency working group including the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) in finding the reason behind Millete’s disappearance.

“Detectives continue to share leads and evidence regarding May’s disappearance with the multi-agency working group,” said the police.

Millete, 39, was last seen by family at her home in the San Miguel Ranch area on January 7 and was reported missing two days later.

She is described as 5-foot-2 and about 105 pounds with brown hair, brown eyes, freckles, and a wrist tattoo, as previously reported by the Asian Journal.

According to the CVPD, its investigators have conducted numerous search warrants on physical locations, digital evidence, and social media content as well as conducted interviews of witnesses to generate new leads and obtain evidence.

They have written a total of 52 search warrants including three search warrants served at Millete’s home on Jan. 23, May 7, and July 1; a search warrant served at a Millete relatives’ home on April 1, and a gun violence restraining order (GVRO) served to Millete’s husband Larry on May 7.

Below are the police’s other investigative steps and efforts since Jan. 11:

  • Interviews with 70 individuals, including family members, friends, neighbors and witnesses;
  • Review of over 110 tips on Millete’s possible location and reason for disappearance. CVPD said tips have come from the local community and from around the country. Most recent tips continue to include possible sightings of Millete in different areas of the country;
  • Based on investigative leads, law enforcement has also conducted searches in the area of east Chula Vista including 500 Hunte Parkway.

“Investigators from the Chula Vista Police Department also continue to also work with members of May’s family and remain in frequent communication providing updates on the status of the investigation,” the police said.

“The Chula Vista Police Department would also like to recognize the volunteer search efforts and the support from numerous community members assisting to locate May,” it added.

Anyone who may have any information regarding Millete’s disappearance, no matter how small the detail, is asked to contact San Diego County Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477 or CVPD at 619-691-5151.

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