Discussion in 'Missing Persons Discussion' started by GuyfromCanada, Jan 12, 2021.
Interview with Maricris:
Sister of missing mom speaks out on search
Thanks for this touching, sorrow-filled interview, @swedeheart.
We can have no clear understanding of how investigations by LE are proceeding in this case, nor how they are communicating with and/or supporting the family, but I find it so very sad to watch Maya's sister as she answers a question regarding LE, and responds by saying
"...Even with them, they haven't really helped us in our searches..."
Does Maricris mean LE haven't been involved in the family's specific searches, or does she imply they are not searching for her actively at all? Surely this is not true, but perhaps their focus needs to be on finding and naming a suspect, and gathering enough credible evidence to warrant charges against the person/s, rather than using resources to find Maya.
When asked is she has confidence all is being done to find Maya, Maricris says "she has hopes" they'll be able to find her.
I'm not following? I feel like that's exactly how I would describe my partner tbh!
I believe CVPD answered the "search" question last week. If they knew the location of MM -- dead or alive, they'd be there on the spot. LE stated they don't want to give the family or its team of volunteer searchers false leads by directing them to any area.
The Chula Vista Police Department also stated “it would like to recognize the volunteer search efforts and the support from numerous community members assisting to locate May. We recognize one of the frustrating aspects of May's disappearance is that there is no specific region or location identified.”
Maricris Drouaillet said we try to understand, but then again, we as a family, want an answer as soon as possible. Their deepest fear is that no new information will come to light.
The search for Maya Millete: 3 months later | cbs8.com
ETA: add extended interview with CVPD
Extended interview: Capt. Eric Thunberg, CVPD investigations unit regarding Maya Millete case
April 5, 2021
one of the questions the family has is
can't you give them
a general area to search because as you
know they have lots of
volunteers who are willing to search
understand you don't have a specific
area for them to search but don't you
have a general corridor
that you can assist the family in
where to search i will say that if we
knew if we knew of where to go
and had an idea of
where they could search that was
conducive that was consistent with what
we know or believe
or what we believe was travel the route
that was traveled
yeah we would share the information but
at this point we are still
working to determine exactly where
those areas may be and so we're
all all aspects of
investigation as far as trying to
determine where that might be and to
nail it down
um a hundred percent and so absent
absent you know very specific
information that's the hard part is
we can give a general description um you
know of of where things might go but the
that's not it's not based on anything
other than a desire for people to do
something and a desire to
let them go out and and search and it
may not be accurate and that's part of
the problem is
we don't want to create a bunch of busy
and mobilize people when in fact it may
accurate information and so we're going
to be very careful with sending out
folks you know or mobilizing folks or
giving people you know
information to help us if it's not
accurate that's not that's just not good
that's just not
it's not a good it's not a good practice
it's not a good habit it's not safe
for a number of reasons and so if and
when we have information that we can
provide that gives us
you know specific areas will we share it
of course we will
we would absolutely use the public's
help they're very organized
and the families group of friends we're
very appreciative of that and understand
that if we could in any way shape or
form give them something that was useful
we would but
my fear is that anything we give them at
is not going to be based on anything but
conjecture um and so i know they have
tracked where she's been where she's
hiked and that they have looked for
areas that they have gone
we're still digging into that as much as
we can um
and still looking for evidence that will
help us narrow things down
but at this point we don't have anything
that is beyond conjecture and it and it
would be a shame to
send them out on something when when
again it's you know this is a
a broad area we're talking about and so
we don't have anything concrete to
it it's it's it it'd be it would be um
it might be pointless and we don't want
to we don't want to send them out
The response to Maya's disappearance has been nothing short of amazing. The efforts of the volunteers and the relentless pursuit by her family is a testimony to the love so many feel, or have come to feel for May.
As sad as this situation is, it is heartwarming to see strangers care so much and spend their free time searching.
I have no doubt May will be found. Why? Because the Perp(s) are dumb. Lot's of video evidence, and whatever else we don't know about. There were some amateur attempts to cover their tracks, but it won't be good enough.
Justice is coming. I hope their nights are sleepless.
Amateur opinion and speculation
I found this ABC10 newsreport from Jan 21-- a couple of days before CVPD searched Maya's residence under a warrant search.
I think investigators already had a good profile on Larry before they collected evidence from the home:
Millete's car is still at her Chula Vista home. There has been no activity on her bank statements and her phone goes straight to voicemail.
ABC 10News spoke to her husband on Thursday. He said he spent hours Wednesday night with detectives from Chula Vista Police trying to find his wife. He tells ABC 10News he is grateful for all of the search efforts.
he noticed a hole in the door.. or a patched hole? If it was a fresh hole, why not peer and see if she was in there.
oh, dont forget her smell. he also said he loves her smell at the tail end of it. I guess he ran out of qualities..
I remember saying the same things about my 4th grade elementary teacher.
One bit of alleged evidence being presented online that has me hung up, if he fired six shots and killed her, wouldn’t there be some evidence in the house?
How do you shoot someone in a house and not leave blood evidence behind, even if you clean up before the search warrant?
From your link:
...Police are looking at surveillance video from (LM's Uncle Ricky and Aunt Cathy's) (Encanto) neighborhood from the evening of January 7th, when Maya Miliete went missing and when 6 loud bangs rang out at about 10:00 pm...
ETA: Encanto is a hilly urban neighborhood located in the southeastern part of San Diego, California.
ETA: Encanto is north of National City (which is north of Chula Vista) in east SD county.
Also where was the hole exactly? Was the hole punched because someone wanted to look into the room. Or was it made to manipulate the doorhandle on the other side, so one could enter.
Either way ''someone'' totally lost control that night for them to punch a hole into that door.
Now that we know he likely had help, Maya could be anywhere.
I still find it interesting that, while mentioning them having hiked near the Colorado River and Grand Canyon, he follows that statement up with "it takes about a day to get there." Was that to make sure everyone knew he couldn't have possibly driven that far with her body? LM might not have had the time to do that, but his "helpers" certainly might have.
And I imagine Maricris is at her wit's end, emotionally and physically, searching and searching for her sister day in and day out. We have seen it so many times, victims' families becoming disheartened and thinking LE is not working hard enough. I can't imagine that pain. But I do have faith that LE is doing exactly what needs to be done to bring justice to May's family. I imagine if we have grown to care about Maya as much as we have here, that there are more than enough officers/detectives working her case that have, as well. It won't be long now, Maricris.
I just hope that LE finds her, instead of family or friends while out on a search party. I just can’t imagine the pain of finding a loved one like that.
BL said the patched hole was next to, or same height as the doorknob. size of repair was approx 6"x10", according to BL
Interesting theory. If he did have assistance from relatives, then the possibilities of disposal would be anywhere across state line or across the border even. I wonder if they confiscated Uncle Ricky's big white truck. News Video shows a big white f350 parked in the driveway.
The possibility of accomplices personally gives me hope that a confession will eventually happen and that she will be found. The more links in a chain, the more likely one will break with enough pressure... but that's just my opinion
I agree. more persons involved = more possibility of points of failure
Though I cant imagine what the family is going through, with no answers or leads, I'm confident LE is doing their best in the investigation. Doing what needs to be done in building a solid case. It would be devastating if they investigation was bungled, resulting in no prosecution.
Being tight lipped with leads and evidence is way harder now than say back in the 90's (OJ era), when there was barely internet and social media. Nowadays, somebody can just tweet info or post a video , then bam, thousands of people viewed it an instant. My, what a time/era we live in..