Larry Millete was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of murder in the disappearance of his wife, May “Maya” Millete, in Chula Vista, California.
Maya, a mother of three, was reported missing nine months ago by her sister on January 9. She was last seen at her home on the evening of January 7. Police formally identified her husband as a person of interest in the case in July.
During the investigation thus far, police have served three search warrants at the Millete family home. A separate search was conducted at a family member’s home.
Police filed a gun violence restraining order against Larry Millete in May, which prohibits someone from possessing or buying guns, ammunition or magazines. A law enforcement officer had requested the restraining order “to protect the public and prevent harm to the respondent or others,” according to a report obtained by local Fox affiliate station KSWB-TV.
The report said Larry Millete had eight firearms registered, but authorities believed he was in possession or control of another 14 guns with unknown serial numbers, including AR-15s, shotguns and handguns.
In April, an audio recording surfaced from the day Maya Millete was last seen at her home in Chula Vista. Several loud bangs, which were described as sounding similar to gunshots, were reportedly audible in the recording made from a neighbor’s home surveillance camera.
Aiding the Chula Vista Police Department in the investigation of Maya’s disappearance is the San Diego County district attorney’s office, the FBI and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.
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