In Touch (USA)
TILL DEATH DO US PART?
A SAN DIEGO MOM VANISHES AFTER MAKING AN APPOINTMENT WITH A DIVORCE LAWYER
She wanted out. On Jan. 7, mother of three May “Maya” Millete, 39, made an appointment with a divorce attorney. That day, she told her husband, Larry, and they “had a blowout argument that was so loud it was picked up by security cameras outside the house,” Billy Little Jr., an attorney who’s working with Maya’s family, tells In Touch. A FaceTime call with her friends that same evening, says Little, “is the last anybody heard from her.”
She was gone without a trace. Two days later, her family filed a missing persons report. Early in the investigation, Larry told local news he thought his wife of 21 years might have left their home — which authorities have searched — for some alone time. “But as the days go by, it’s very unlikely that that’s it, because she wouldn’t be gone this long,” said Larry, who has reportedly retained a lawyer and stopped cooperating with cops. More than three months later, Maya remains missing. (Larry denies having any knowledge of her disappearance.) But in early April, an anonymous witness reportedly made a chilling revelation: Maya told relatives days before she vanished, “If anything happened to me, it would be Larry.”
Larry’s behavior raised eyebrows. “He was very nervous, kinda shaky” when Maya’s father first came to look for her, says her brother-in-law, Richard Drouaillet, adding that Larry first claimed Maya had locked herself in the bathroom.
Drouaillet also alleged they d h marital problems for a year.
Larry suspected her of cheating, Little tells In Touch. “He tracked her every move,” claims Little, and sent disturbing texts and photos, including biblical quotes about adulterous women whose “steps lead straight to the grave” and a bloody altar. Little also claims to In Touch that in December, Larry told a witness he “thought about killing [Maya], but has to plan it very carefully,” and days later discussed offering someone “$20,000 to kill her alleged boyfriend.” Larry has called Little’s allegations “lies, implications and speculations.” (He did not respond to In Touch’s requests for comment.)
Police confirm they’re aware of the claims against Larry, but say they have no suspects. “We certainly have people who remain crucial witnesses to her disappearance,” the department said on April 4. Little’s take is grimmer. “We don’t have a body yet,” he says, but “something terrible must have happened.” ċ