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Police Investigate Abandoned Golf Course In Search For Missing Mom Maya Millete
Eric Thunberg, a public information officer for the Chula Vista Police Department, told Oxygen.com that police have searched a dilapidated golf course in their continuing efforts to find Maya Millete.
Police searched a run-down former golf course in the hunt to find missing California mother Maya "May" Millete.
Eric Thunberg, a public information officer for the Chula Vista Police Department told Oxygen.com on Thursday that the department searched the former Salt Creek Golf Club for two days. The search was conducted for one day last week and another day this week.
Thunberg said the department will not be commenting on any findings.
The golf course was closed in 2018 and does not appear to be in use, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. The area is overrun with foliage and the buildings are dilapidated, local outlet KSWB-TV reports.
Millete, 39, was last seen on Jan. 7 at her home in Chula Vista, the same day she scheduled an appointment with a divorce lawyer. By February, her husband Larry Millete had stopped cooperating with the local police department, officials previously confirmed to Oxygen.com.
Investigators say that Larry possessed more than 20 "illegal assault weapons and unregistered firearms,” according to the restraining order request. Allegedly, only eight of those guns are registered to him under California's Automated Firearm System. As police searched his home last week, Larry allegedly told them that he knew they "were coming for his firearms and he gave multiple firearms to his friends," according to the request. Those guns appear to still be unaccounted for. Police also found photographs taken on Larry's phone of the couple's 4-year-old son "standing on a table surrounded by the same cache of legal and illegal firearms and ammunition."
Larry claims he is being targeted, telling Fox News last week, "I have done absolutely nothing that would void my rights. Absolutely infringing on the 2nd Amendment."
The restraining order would temporarily keep Larry from purchasing more guns for one year. Thunberg told Oxygen.com last week that there is a hearing scheduled next month regarding the order.
Chula Vista Police Department Lieutenant Dan Peak told Oxygen.com on Thursday that an additional three people have been interviewed in the search to find Maya since early May. In all, nearly 60 people have been interviewed.
Maya’s loved ones met with detectives privately on Tuesday.
“My heart kind of lifted, a little bit, that we do have hope,” May’s sister Maricris Drouaillet told KSWB about the meeting. “They have a lot of progress that they have done. They laid out on the table what they plan to do.”
Maya disappeared as she was planning her daughter’s 11th birthday celebration. Maricris Drouaillet, Maya’s sister, told local outlet KSWB-TV in March that the party was the priority over divorce talks. Her other two children are 9 and 4.