When maya died on pretty little liars, it was a devastating blow for Emily Fields. Her death was a big part of the storyline that kept viewers on the edge of their seats and the investigation into her disappearance was something fans were really drawn into. In the end, it was revealed that she was killed by lyndon james who was actually her ex boyfriend and he was pretending to be her cousin.
The episode began with Barry Maple visiting Emily's house and letting her know that Maya is officially missing. He lets her know that she packed up a bag, left her parents a letter, and told them she was running away. Emily is confused and calls her, but the call goes to voicemail. Later, Emily and Hanna go to the bus station where they learn that Maya bought a ticket to San Francisco.
During the 'Birds of a Feather' episode, Noel Kahn and Jenna Marshall are both crossed off as suspects for Maya's death. It is later revealed that she was killed by her former boyfriend, a man named Lyndon James, who came to Rosewood as "Nate St. Germain" in order to get close to Emily.
The girls also learn that Maya had a website where she kept photos and videos. Mona gives Spencer a website in code, and she and the rest of the A-Team break into it and find all the information about Maya. They also find out that Holden used to come to the Kahn parties, and they notice that he has this black eye tattoo/stamp on his wrist.