HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Family members are hoping any information from the public will help find a missing Radford High School alumna in California.
May “Maya” Millette, a mother of three, was last seen on Jan. 7 at her home in Chula Vista.
“According to Larry, they had a big fight Thursday night ... Larry left the house Friday morning ... and he didn’t see her at all Friday. Even on Saturday, did not see her at all,” said her sister Maricris Drouaillet.
Maricris said the family was in a group text message planning Millette’s daughter’s 11th birthday in Big Bear when she disappeared.
“We were planning on a weekend getaway for her daughter’s birthday and she did not respond at all and she was the one who was planning it. So that’s when we knew something was terribly wrong,” Maricris said.
Maricris said their brother went to Millette’s home Friday night to check on her.
“When my brother asked, ‘Where’s my sister at?’ They said, ‘She’s been in the room all day and she hasn’t come out yet.’ One of her daughters said, ‘She’s been in there for 11 hours,’” Maricris said.
Maricris said their brother knocked on the bedroom door, but there was no answer, so he left assuming Millette did not want to be bothered.
On Saturday, their father went to Millette’s home and asked Larry to open the bedroom door with his key.
“He was able to open the door and she was not there,” said Maricris.
Maricris said that’s when the family filed a missing persons report with the police.
Over the past month, loved ones have organized multiple search parties and rallies to raise awareness of her disappearance, and seek tips that may lead to her location.
“It’s unthinkable. It’s agonizing everyday. It’s just a terrible feeling,” Richard Drouaillet, Millette’s brother-in-law, said.
“I don’t want to lose the hope that she’s still OK and still with us. I know there’s a lot of possibilities that can happen, but there’s a place in my heart that she’s still with us,” Maricris said.
Her sister says detectives told her that May’s husband, Larry Millete, has retained a lawyer and is no longer cooperating with the investigation.
Police obtained a search warrant for the home on January 23rd.
So far, there have been no real leads.
At this point police have not named Larry as a suspect.
Calls to Larry went unanswered on Tuesday.
Tipsters should call San Diego Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.
For more information on the family’s search efforts, click here.
To help the family, click here.