The husband of missing California woman Maya “May” Millete searched online for “plant you take to never wake up” and drugs that could be used to incapacitate someone in the months before her apparent death, authorities said.
Larry Millete, 39, who has been arrested in his wife’s murder, allegedly researched poisonous plants, including water hemlock, and the so-called date rape drug Rohypnol before her disappearance in January 2021, news station CBS8 reported.
“A review of Larry’s internet searches included ‘plant you take to never wake up’ (March 2020) and ‘water hemlock’ (November 2020),” Chula Vista police Detective Jesse Vicente wrote in an arrest warrant.
His searches also appeared to suggest that he struggled to have a physical relationship.
“In December of 2020, Larry conducted a search entitled: ‘my wife doesn’t want me to touch her’ and then searched for ‘Flunitrazepan, Rohypnol, and diphenhydramine,’ the arrest warrant said. “These are central nervous system sedatives and depressants that could be used to incapacitate a person.”
Maya, 39, was last seen on Jan. 7, just days before the family was set to go away for her daughter’s 11th birthday, authorities said.
Her husband speculated that the mother of three left the home to get some alone time.
Though her body has not been found, prosecutors announced this week that they had filed a first-degree murder charge against him.
“A missing body is circumstantial evidence that there was foul play and there was a murder because someone who takes their own life can not hide their body,” San Diego District Attorney Summer Stephan said.
Larry is set to appear before a judge for his arraignment Thursday in a South Bay court.