by Photo from Help Find Maya via Facebook

Over thousands of off-roaders are anticipated to search Glamis Sand Dunes over Thanksgiving to assist the family of Maya Millete in the search of her remains.  

Every weekend for approximately 10 months, Team Maya and volunteers have searched for Maya to locate her remains. This past weekend they searched Imperial Gables, described as a remote area of abandoned buildings. 

Search efforts now exclude Sunday’s for the family’s weekly visitation of Maya’s three Children Ages 5,10 and 11. As of Nov.14, the family was granted visitation for five hours with the children. 

“We want to focus on them and ensure they know they are loved beyond anything they can imagine. And that we are here for them as we have been since their birth,” The Tabalanza family said on Facebook. 

Maya's children will remain in custody of their paternal grandparents, Benito and Judith Millete. The children’s father, Larry Millete, accused of murdering his wife Maya, remains in jail without bail. 

Temporary custody and eventual permanent custody was sought out by Drouaillet for Maya’s children in a petition filed on Nov. 2. Plans to relocate Maya’s children to Moreno Valley in Riverside county was outlined in the petition, along with adding all three children to Drouaillet’s medical insurance and intentions to seek therapy was indicated if guardianship was granted. 

A hearing on the children’s permanent custody is slated for Jan.14.

Those who wish to participate in the family’s search efforts may visit


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