CHULA VISTA, Calif. – Sunday marked two months since Maya Millete was last seen by her family at her home in Chula Vista.
“It’s been two months too long, two months too long. We need answers,” Maya’s sister Maricris Drouaillet said.
She and her husband Richard, along with community members, pray for Maya’s safe return nearly every day at 5:01 p.m., a time chosen for Maya’s birth date. Sunday, they prayed together in-person.
A prayer rally and march were held at 3:30 p.m. following another search at 9 a.m. Community members have joined Maricris and Richard in their mission to leave no stone unturned in their search for Maya.
“We got drones now. We’re looking into getting maybe some water drones,” Richard said.
Sunday’s search took place in Upper Otay Lakes.
“We’re just trying to cover all the areas near her home, you know? Just to be safe and look for any signs or any clues that may point us to her disappearance,” search organizer Liliana Burke said.
Maricris said clothing that could belong to Maya turned up from some of the searches, which they reported to police.
Officers with the Chula Vista Police Department served a search warrant at Maya’s home more than a month ago. Investigators have remained tight-lipped about her disappearance.
“There’s really nothing that detectives want to leak out. They don’t want to tell us anything. I know they got some stuff, but like I said, it’s an ongoing investigation — that’s hard for them to let go of anything right now,” Richard said.