Maya Millete’s household and mates got here collectively to have a good time the lacking mom of three’s 40th birthday on Saturday, practically 4 months after she disappeared from her Chula Vista dwelling.
She was planning on spending her 40th birthday mountaineering within the Grand Canyon, however her household will now have a good time her at Fiesta Island Park in San Diego’s Mission Bay.
“Maya — she’s large on birthdays,” her brother, Jay-R Tabalanza, instructed Fox Information. “She all the time tried to make it to everybody’s birthday — nephews, nieces, siblings, particularly mother and father, so we won’t miss out on her birthday now.”
The household has been praying at 5:01 p.m. each day since she went lacking, so that they determined to carry a prayer march at 5:01 p.m. on Saturday after the birthday celebration.
It wasn’t simply household and mates, as group members additionally gathered to help the continued seek for Maya.
“I wish to thank all people for persevering with to help us,” Maricris stated. “We’re blessed nonetheless, in a approach, getting strong help from the group.
On Sunday, folks will set out for an additional intensive search in Bonita, California. Then on Tuesday, the group is holding a peaceable rally on the Chula Vista Police Division’s headquarters to lift consciousness about Maya’s disappearance.
“It has been devastating. We’ve not actually acquired any leads. We’ve not actually gotten a lot assist from the police division,” Drouaillet instructed Fox Information Friday. “We really feel like we’re nonetheless in sq. one.”
CVPD introduced final week that they’ve partnered up with the FBI, NCIS, and the San Diego County District Legal professional within the investigation into her disappearance.
Police have performed 16 search warrants, interviewed 55 witnesses, and reviewed greater than 40 ideas within the final 4 months.
Maya was final seen at her dwelling round 5 p.m. on Jan. 7, the identical day that she acquired right into a combat along with her husband, Larry Millete, and made an appointment with a divorce lawyer for the next week.
About 5 hours after Maya disappeared, a number of loud bangs that might be gunshots might be heard on a neighbor’s surveillance digicam.
Billy Little, an legal professional who’s working with Maya’s household, instructed Fox Information that lower than an hour after these loud bangs, all three of the couple’s youngsters might be heard enjoying within the yard round 10:30 p.m.
Larry Millete has not been named as an individual of curiosity or suspect within the case. He didn’t reply to a request for remark Saturday.
For now, Drouaillet stated the household is praying for her secure return.
“We wish to be along with her once more. That is all that we want,” Drouaillet instructed Fox Information Friday. “It has been actually, actually onerous for the entire household, however that is the one factor I want for.”