Police serve warrant at home of missing South Bay mom

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CHULA VISTA, Calif. — Police served a search warrant Saturday at the home of a South Bay mother who has been missing for more than two weeks.

The disappearance of May “Maya” Millete has prompted a widespread search with hundreds of volunteers searching the trails of Mount San Miguel Park near her house in Chula Vista, and family members pleading for answers.

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“Today, the Chula Vista Police Department continued our efforts into locating May Millete by serving a search warrant at her residence on Paseo Los Gatos in Chula Vista. The goal of the warrant was to obtain any evidence and clues to her current whereabouts,” the agency announced in a news release. “The Millete family has been and continues to be cooperative, and our investigation is ongoing.”

Neighbors told FOX 5 the search lasted hours, into the early morning Sunday. They reported seeing K-9s and photos showed several white vans outside the home.

Few concrete details have emerged over the weeks Millete has been missing. Her sister, Maricris Drouaillet, said Sunday that detectives told her they’re working on something, but it’s unclear what.

“Which is kind of a relief, that he said they’re working on something,” Maricris Drouaillet said. “It’s a little bit, you know, a lift, a burden from our shoulders.”

Drouaillet and her husband have headed up search efforts for Millete. They said they’re not giving up until she’s found.

“Whatever the cost, whatever it takes, we’re going to do it,” Richard Drouaillet said. “If somebody did do something to her, how could you do that to someone so beautiful?” 

Millete’s husband, Larry, has been staying at home with their children. Chula Vista police say he has fully cooperated with their investigation. Earlier in the search, he told FOX 5 he thought his wife may have left originally to have some alone time.

“Initially, that’s what I thought,” he said. “But as the days go by, it’s very unlikely that that’s it, because she wouldn’t be gone this long. I’m still very hopeful that will all this media coverage, she’ll turn up and say, ‘Hey, I’m okay.’”

Millete’s sister told FOX 5 that Larry and Maya have been together since they were 18 and married for 22 years, but also that “there’s been some marital issues.”

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the Chula Vista Police Department at 619-691-5139 or San Diego Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 888-580-8477.

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