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Larry Millete, the husband of missing mother of three Maya Millete, was first named by police this week as a person of interest in his wife’s disappearance, more than six months after she disappeared from the family home in Chula Vista.
Chula Vista Police confirmed Thursday that Larry Millete, the husband of missing mom Maya Millete, has been named a “person of interest” in the case https://t.co/toqH6Hi1xq
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“Chula Vista police have confirmed that Larry Millete is a person of concern regarding the disappearance of May ‘Maya’ Millete,” Chula Vista police said Thursday. “Due to the sensitivity of the case and to protect the integrity of the investigation, we will not provide any additional information at this time.”
The development was originally revealed on Wednesday during a CBS8-requested hearing to unseal records related to a gun violence injunction filed against Larry Millete in May.
“We agreed that we would not dispute any information about Mr. Millete, his missing wife, that there is an investigation into him as a person of interest,” said Jeff Brooker, assistant city attorney for San Diego, in court Wednesday .
The Milletes’ home in Chula Vista, California has been searched several times in the months since Maya’s disappearance, the most recent being on July 1 when Maya’s black jeep was towed away by authorities.
Her home was also ransacked earlier on May 7th, when a large team of Chula Vista Police Department officers and border guards with K9 dogs were seen in the house for hours.
During that search, Larry Millete was served a restraining order for gun violence and more than a dozen guns were confiscated from his home.
Hilary Nemchik, a spokeswoman for the San Diego City Prosecutor’s Office, told Fox News that the gun violence restraining order was being unsealed but a picture of Larry and Maya Millete’s 4-year-old son, surrounded by multiple guns on a table, was being released being hard to edit.
“Deputy City Attorney Brooker’s testimony that Mr. Millete is a person of interest referring to information contained in a statement that our office has agreed to be sealed by the court,” Nemchik said Thursday. “The city attorney’s main concern is the protection of the Millete children, which is why we spoke out against publishing a picture of a child. ”
The Millete house was also searched on January 23.
Maya Millete was last seen at her home around 5:00 p.m. on Jan. 7, the same day she sought advice on divorce lawyers on a Facebook group for Chula Vista mothers, and finally made an appointment with one for the following week.
She had been contemplating a divorce for most of 2020 and decided to go through with it on Jan. 7, her family members previously told Fox News.
Larry Millete told San Diego’s KGTV-TV in the days after Maya’s disappearance that the couple had been up and down the past year and that they got into an argument the night before Maya’s disappearance.
Maya Millete’s family members previously told Fox News that in the weeks leading up to her disappearance, she warned those close to her, “If something happened to me, it would be Larry.”
Chula Vista Police Department has been working on the case since Jan. 11 and formed a task force with the San Diego County Attorney’s Office, the FBI and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service in April.
They have issued 52 search warrants to date, including “residences, vehicles, cellular and electronic devices, call records, financial records, social media and cloud data.”
Authorities have also interviewed more than 70 people and reviewed more than 70 leads in the case.
Larry Millete and his attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment Thursday.