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Husband of missing mom-of-three Maya Millete arrested for her murder


BREAKING: Husband of missing California mom-of-three Maya Millete who disappeared nine months ago is ARRESTED for her murder

  • Police in Chula Vista, California, arrested Larry Millete for the murder of wife Maya, who was last seen alive on January 7 
  • Officers and FBI agents swarmed family’s home on Tuesday 
  • Larry Millete was named a person of interest in Maya’s disappearance in July 


Nine months after California mother May ‘Maya’ Millete vanished without a trace from her home in suburban San Diego, police on Tuesday arrested her husband, Larry Millete, for her murder. 

The Chula Vista Police Department announced Millete’s arrest in a news release. A press conference was scheduled for 3.30pm Pacific Time to provide additional details on the arrest. 

Maya, 39, a mother-of-three, was last seen alive at her family’s home in Chula Vista on January 7, the same day she was said to have been scheduled to meet with a divorce lawyer. 

Police in Chula Vista, California, on Tuesday arrested Larry Millete (left) for the murder of his missing wife, Maya (right), who was last seen alive on January 7

Police and Feds swarmed the Millete family's home in Chula Vista on Tuesday

Police and Feds swarmed the Millete family’s home in Chula Vista on Tuesday 

An overhead shot shows police vehicles lined up outside the Millete home

An overhead shot shows police vehicles lined up outside the Millete home 

In late July, after searching the Millete home three separate times, police named Larry a person of interest in his wife’s disappearance.

According to the police department’s press release, investigators have interviewed 87 people, written 67 search warrants and followed up on more than 130 tips about Maya’s possible location or reason for the disappearance.

‘Today, the Chula Vista Police Department is announcing the arrest of Larry Millete for the murder of his wife May,’ police stated. 

Footage shot by ABC10 at the scene showed a large contingent of police officers and FBI agents swarming the Millete family’s home in Chula Vista. 

Back in July, police slapped Larry with a gun restraining order after cops discovered a photo on his phone which showed ’16 firearms, four U.S. passports, several high capacity magazines and hundreds of rounds of ammunition’ in his possession,’ according to documents. 

The restraining order stated that authorities were concerned that Larry ‘may flee the state or country with his three young minor children or… shoot it out with police due to photographs showing several unregistered and/or illegal assault rifles’. 

Larry and Maya share three children together – aged four, 10 and 11. 

Another photo, also purportedly found on Larry’s phone, showed the couple’s four-year-old son standing on a kitchen table surrounded by the weapons. 

FBI agents were on the scene at the time of Larry Millete's arrest for murder

FBI agents were on the scene at the time of Larry Millete’s arrest for murder 

The couple are pictured with their three children before Maya's disappearance

The couple are pictured with their three children before Maya’s disappearance 

In the months since Maya had gone missing, her relatives have spoken out several times about how her marriage to Larry was unraveling and she was preparing to file for divorce.

In April, it emerged that Maya had shared a post in a Facebook group for mothers on the same day she vanished claiming she was seeking advice on a local family law firm on behalf of ‘a friend’. 

‘Asking for a friend – Has anyone used or have gone through the services of collaborative practice San Diego for divorce? Looking for insights? Positive/negative aspect?’ she wrote, according to Fox News.  

She eventually made an appointment with divorce lawyer Marisa Nahale for the following week, but went missing before they could meet.  

In May, Maya’s older sister Maricris told Fox News her sibling had been considering leaving her husband over the last year.   

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