The sister and brother-in-law of a missing California woman told “Crime Stories with Nancy Grace” host Nancy Grace about her husband’s peculiar behavior in the hours leading up to her reported disappearance.
Maya Millete, 39, reportedly vanished in Chula Vista on January 7 after getting into an argument with her husband and video chatting with friends. Maya Millete’s sister, Maricris Drouaillet, told “Crime Stories” that the mother-of-three scheduled an appointment with a divorce attorney the same day she disappeared.
“If anything happened to me, it would be Larry,” Maya Millete said during a camping trip days before she vanished, a relative told to Fox News.
Droualliet told Nancy Grace that her sister has never gone without communicating with her family for days, let alone months.
“I wish, I hope she is still listening to us,” Drouaillet said of her missing sister.
“I’m hoping for the best, that she is still with us. But, we are preparing for the worst.”
A day before Maya Millete’s reported disappearance, her brother reportedly came to her Chula Vista home because she had not responded to group messages about her daughter’s upcoming birthday trip. Her husband, Larry Millete allegedly claimed she had locked herself in a bedroom after an argument.
“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 Drouaillet recalled to KHNL.
Maya Millete’s brother reportedly knocked on the bedroom door but ultimately left the home believing his sister wanted to be left alone.
Maricris Drouaillet’s husband, Richard Drouaillet, told Nancy that he believes his sister-in-law’s young daughter was instructed to say that her mother had been in the room for 11 hours.
“Everything about Larry that day, he was just very off the wall,” Richard Drouaillet said. “From what I heard, he was very nervous, kinda like shaky… he didn’t expect J.R. to come to the house that Friday to look for his sister.”
During Tuesday’s “Crime Stories” episode, it was revealed that the door to the room Larry Millete claimed his wife locked herself in could only be locked from the outside.
A day after Maya Millete’s brother visited, her father reportedly came to the home and had Larry Millete open the locked bedroom with a key. It was then when the family confirmed the mother-of-three was missing.
Larry Millete reportedly claimed he didn’t realize his wife was missing until January 8, when her father came to the home.
Maya Millete’s identification card, credit card, and phone also remain unaccounted for. Her credit card has not been used since her disappearance, and her phone goes straight to voicemail.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Larry Millete was said to be helping with the search at first but has since stopped cooperating with police, retained a lawyer, and stopped attending vigils.
During Tuesday’s episode of “Crime Stories,” Richard Drouaillet said Larry Millete currently has custody of his and Maya’s three children and refuses to speak to his missing wife’s family.
No charges have been filed in connection with Maya Millete’s disappearance, but law enforcement officials said the case remains active.
Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is urged to call the Chula Vista Police Department at 619-691-5151.
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