Maya Millete's husband has been arrested for her murder - yet there is still no evidence of her body.
Maya "May" Millete's spouse was arrested Tuesday in connection with her alleged death, authorities said.
Larry Millete, 39, has been charged with murder in the death of his wife, Maya, despite the fact that her corpse has not been located, according to San Diego authorities.
Maya, 39, was last seen on Jan. 7, just days before a family vacation was scheduled.
Larry surmised at the time that the Chula Vista mother of three had left to find some solitude.
"A missing corpse is circumstantial proof that there was foul play and a murder, since someone who commits suicide cannot conceal their body," San Diego District Attorney Summer Stephan stated during a press conference this afternoon.
Larry allegedly murdered his wife in order to keep her from leaving their marriage, according to the prosecutor.
"May desired a divorce for a variety of reasons. "Her husband Larry was adamant about not getting divorced," Stephan stated.
"There is frequently a precipitating incident in homicide instances. May's most recent call was to a divorce attorney. She made no additional calls."
Prior to her abduction in May, her husband allegedly paid individuals to perform charms on her.
"Larry was attempting to cling to May and contacted spellcasters," Stephan explained.
"He was pleading with May to become handicapped... in order for her to remain at home, so demonstrating his homicidal idealizations of harming May."
Prosecutors presented circumstantial evidence that Larry left his home for 11 hours on Jan. 8 to dispose of May's body and refused to turn over a firearm to police that authorities suspect was used to murder her.
Larry's attorney stated that the allegations surprised him because there was no indication May was deceased.
"At the moment, there is suspicion," Bonita P Martinez told the San Diego Union-Tribune. "Without a body, it's just conjecture. They must have confirmation that she is deceased."
According to the publication, a SWAT team raided Millete's residence on Tuesday afternoon, proclaimed themselves with loudspeakers and flashbangs, and apprehended the suspect.
"It would be Larry if something happened to me," May told family members days before she vanished.