Mum of three's chilling words days before she disappeared

Brianne Tolj
·2-min read

A family member of a mum missing for almost three months claims the 39-year-old woman made a chilling statement just days before she vanished.

Maya Millete was last seen by her family at 5pm (local time) on January 7 at her home in San Diego, in the US state of California, police told NBC San Diego.

The mum – whose kids are 4, 9 and 11 – was not reported missing until after 11pm (local time) two days later when her sister, Maricris Drouaillet, called 911.

Maya Millete, pictured, went missing on January 7.
Maya Millete was last seen by her family on January 7 at her home in San Diego. Source: Fox News

Her family became concerned when they discovered her car at her home despite her phone going straight to voicemail.

It has been widely reported she disappeared the same day she booked an appointment with a divorce attorney.

In an interview with Fox News, Ms Millete's brother-in-law, Richard Drouaillet, said the last time he saw the missing woman and her husband, Larry, together was during a family camping trip days before she went missing.

During the gathering, a family member who wished to remain anonymous told Fox News the mum had told them: “If anything happens to me, it would be Larry."

Maya Millete pictured with husband Larry and some children.
Ms Millete went missing back in January. She is pictured here with her husband, Larry. Source: NBC San Diego
Maricris and Richard Drouaillet are pictured.
Maricris and Richard Drouaillet speak out after Ms Millete's disappearance. Source: NBC San Diego

Mr Millete has not been identified as a suspect, but investigating police have confirmed he hired a lawyer and is no longer cooperating with them.

While the investigation is ongoing, police have said they had no reason to believe foul play was involved in Ms Millete's disappearance.

Previously Mr Millete said he thought his wife had left to have some time to herself.

"Initially, that’s what I thought,” he told Fox News in January. 

“But as the days go by, it’s very unlikely that that’s it, because she wouldn’t be gone this long. I’m still very hopeful that with all this media coverage, she’ll turn up and say, ‘Hey, I’m okay.’"

Mr Millete also said: “I love you honey, just come back home.”

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