A flashbang could be heard moments before a SWAT team entered the house, followed by police instructions over a loudspeaker. The FBI then set up a mobile command center right outside the family’s home.
The Chula Vista Police Department partnered with the FBI, NCIS and San Diego County District Attorney on the case, writing 67 search warrants and interviewing more than 100 witnesses over the past nine months.
“These efforts ultimately generated a variety of pieces of evidence that have become clear and overwhelming: Larry Millete, [Maya]’s husband, is responsible for [Maya]’s murder and disappearance,” Chula Vista Police Chief Roxana Kennedy said at a press conference on Tuesday.
Maya’s older sister, Maricris Drouaillet, pleaded with the public for any assistance in helping locate Maya’s remains, which authorities are still searching for.
“This is still not the end. We still have a long way to go. We’re still asking the public, please help us bring my sister home. I still want to see my sister. I still want her to come home to us,” Drouaillet said through tears on Tuesday. “We made a promise to her 11-year-old daughter that we would bring her mom home. Let her kids know where their mommy is at.”