CHULA VISTA, Calif. — Chula Vista city officials and the family of May “Maya” Millete held an emotional news conference and vigil Friday outside the Chula Vista Police Department to ask for the public’s help in finding the missing mother of three.
Millete was last seen around 5 p.m. Jan. 7 at her home in the 2400 block of Paseo Los Gatos in Chula Vista.
Chula Vista police Chief Roxana Kennedy and Mayor Mary Salas spoke to reporters. Kennedy said that her criminal investigation team was actively investigating Millete’s disappearance, and that investigators have interviewed dozens of Millete’s friends, family members, neighbors and co-workers, but she could not release any details about the investigation because it was ongoing.
“I want you to know that my entire crimes-of-violence team has been working around the clock on this case from day one,” Kennedy said, flanked by members of Millete’s extended family. “And they are following all leads. And I want to assure our community that no rock is being left unturned.”
“Someone out there knows something,” the chief said. She asked anyone with information to come forward, either directly or anonymously.
Salas expressed her personal concern and sorrow for Millete’s family. “We’re all wanting to bring Maya home,” she said.
Millete’s sister, Maricris Drouaillet thanked reporters and the community of Chula Vista for the support they have given the family since the disappearance. She broke down in tears several times as she asked for help finding her sister. “Her kids — they need their mom,” she said.
“Our main goal is to find May and protect the kids,” said Richard Drouaillet, Millete’s brother-in-law.
Police served a search warrant at Millete’s home on Jan. 23, but it remains unclear if anything helpful was found.
Millete, a mother of three, is described as 5 feet, 2 inches tall. She is an Asian woman who weighs about 110 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call CVPD at 619-691-5151 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.
Check back for updates on this developing story.