This week, a BODY was found wrapped in plastic on the side of the road during a surprising discovery.
The remains, identified as a 27-year-old, were in an area previously searched for missing mother Maya Millete.
Police said the body was found Thursday by the side of a road in the Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve near San Diego.
Construction workers made the harrowing discovery around 7 a.m. while on their way to a construction site.
The remains, identified as those of Martin Armenta, are said to have been encased in some form of material with “clear signs of death” but no signs of trauma.
Armenta’s family has been notified as the investigation into his cause of death and manner of death is still ongoing.
The discovery of the body gave some people hope that Maya, 39, had finally been found.
“Maybe it’s that Maya girl from Chula Vista,” one person wrote on Twitter.
Maya, a missing mother of three, disappeared in the San Diego area in January 2021.
Her husband Larry Millete is charged with murder, although her body has never been found.
Larry has been in prison since October and the 40-year-old pleaded not guilty to the murder of his wife.
An arrest warrant reviewed by The US Sun claimed he was researching poisonous plants online in the days before she disappeared from their home.
Prosecutors have alleged that Larry killed his wife because she wanted a divorce.
He has strongly denied having anything to do with her disappearance.
The warrant claimed that Larry displayed a “desperate, frantic, unbalanced mentality” before Maya disappeared.
On the night Maya went missing, the sound of a neighbor’s security camera was found to contain a series of gunshots.
Larry and Maya’s marriage had reportedly reached a “boiling point” when she disappeared.
Larry is said to have searched hemlock for poison and became increasingly “stalker-like” towards Maya as he reportedly watched her movements.
Chula Vista detective Jesse Vicente wrote, “A survey of Larry’s internet searches included ‘plant you take to never wake up’ (March 2020) and ‘water hemlock’ (November 2020).
“As their relationship waned, Maya was not interested in a physical relationship with Larry.
In December 2020, Larry conducted a search titled, ‘my wife doesn’t want me to touch her’ and then searched for ‘Flunitrazepan, Rohypnol, and Diphenhydramine’.
“These are central nervous system sedatives and depressants that can be used to turn a person off.”
Before Maya disappeared, Larry reportedly sent an email to a spellcaster asking, “Could you have hurt her so much that she’ll depend on me or need my help?
“She’s only nice to me when she needs me or” [is] sick. Thanks again. Could be [an] accident or broken bone.”
Earlier this year, Larry’s attorney expressed doubts about his ability to stand trial, KPBS reported.
The murder case and criminal trial have reportedly been adjourned.