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  • Anonymous

    I saw the interview. I don’t think it was done very well. There should have been some “real” questions asked.

    • Anonymous

      Real questions? Such as? Oh, you mean you wanted the interviewer to attack him and blame him and pretty much be judge and jury?

      You didn’t want an interview, you wanted a spectacle!

      This was an interview clearly showing a man distraught and trying to keep himself together while he is now living in a goldfish bowl. He didnt judge the mother. He didnt accuse anyone. He didnt blame anyone. He simply asked for his child back. I find that a lot more sincere and real than anything Trista has done, which has been contrite and ridiculous.

      • Anonymous

        Trista is accusing the LAST person to see Ayla…a person that until today (probably after being scripted and rehearsed in what to say) hasn’t been heard from.  Wouldn’t you as a mother want answers?

        Too me he looked and acted like he’d been prepared, afraid to say the wrong thing.  But, who knows maybe he’s read the bashing the mother took for coming forward and learned what not to say.  As far as not blaming or accusing her — Hello…she wasn’t there.  Even he knows her coming into the house and taking the child is a obsurd. He acted like he wanted sympathy for himself…I don’t have any for him, whether or not he had anything to do with it, he has obviously surrounded himself and his daugher with people or a person who would do this.  It was his job to make sure that when she was put to bed that night that she would wake up to him the next morning.

        Love how he says Ayla is his world — too bad she hadn’t been a part of his “world” for her first 18 months of life.

        He may not have done anything, but he is the parent that had the child when she was taken. If I were Ayla’s mother I would be doing a lot worse than hollering at him through the t.v., I can’t imagine getting that phone call that my child was taken and not knowing if she was o.k. or hurting somewhere.  I don’t care what anyone says — as a parent you’d cetainly act emotional if this happened to you.

        Nice interview — I’m sure he had those questions days before he agreed to the interview and had assistance in how to answer them.

        • Anonymous

          He seemed more “slow” than dishonest/that prepared. He didnt come across as the “criminal mastermind” type, more so a questionably educated country boy who went “deer in headlights” rather than giving all the right answers. I dont like the “just a normal night” answer he gave, as country boys on friday nights are generally ‘faced, so there is probably more to it than that. It really seemed to come across as he suspects the mother or her friends personally with the “they didnt have the right” comment.

          The cops did take the bedroom window from the home, that looked about the right size for what was covered in the paper bag they walked out of the house with in one of the other videos, so while it’s VERY unlikely that she managed to sneak in and grab the kid, it seems by taking the bedroom window, they’re making it a possibility. If there were tool marks on the window, it would point to someone outside of the house (though in fairness, not necessarily the mother).

          • Anonymous

            It is such an unimaginable situation that I can’t even think about what I’d do. I guess we can all say how’d we react but in reality we don’t know.  My kids at that age always ended up in my bed — after hearing about Ayla, I wouldn’t have had it any other way.

          • Anonymous

            He does seem to have a strong idea on who he thinks did it… He’s strangely showing almost “understanding” towards the person saying “What you’re doing isn’t right. You may think what you’re doing is right for Ayla, but you’re not her parent.”. That seems strange in itself, as people dont generally accuse kidnappers of “trying to do what they think is right for the victim”.

          • Anonymous

            I wonder if there is another man who thinks he may be Ayla’s dad.

          • Anonymous

            Guest709?

          • Anonymous

            seriously? i’ve stated numerous times that i am not dipietro or any of his family.  i find it amusing that you would post this given your objection to people suggesting that oldwench was reynolds or her family.

          • Anonymous

            I’m kidding — I saw you being accused above and felt that a little humor in this blog couldn’t hurt.

          • OldWench

            I just stopped pointing out that I wasn’t her or related to her and just started having a little fun with the accusations.  I do think the father is reading on here, though.  

          • Anonymous

            Again with the father.  What do you think the mother is doing?

          • OldWench

            A lot of interviews to try to keep Ayla’s face in the media.  I’m sure her family is reading comments too, but I would assume they’d be more likely to be reading the Portland newspaper.  She and her father have been doing the most interviews, so they’d have less time to spend reading comments online.

          • Anonymous

            That comment struck me as well. But what bothers me most is that Mr. Dipietro, even if he is the parent, does not seem a particularly suitable one, yet he seemed to be trying to exert his own “right” as a parent. Sounded to me like he considered the child more like a piece of property than someone to whom he should be emotionally attached. 

            Not checking on the child for 11 hours? Good grief, my seventh-grade home economics textbook’s child care section referenced the need to check on a sleeping child at least every half-hour or so.

          • What bothers me the most is, she knew his character. I am glad she went to rehab to get sober.. but why in the world would she leave her with him??  The first time I called there to speak to her, and he refused to let her talk to her mother. My butt would have been there in a minute..

          • Guest

            What bothers me the most is, she knew his character. I am glad she went to rehab to get sober.. but why in the world would she leave her with him?? 
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            She didn’t…when he found out she was in alcohol rehab, he went to the police and had them accompany him to take his daughter from her maternal grandmother.

          • Guest

            That comment struck me as well. But what bothers me most is that Mr. Dipietro, even if he is the parent, does not seem a particularly suitable one, yet he seemed to be trying to exert his own “right” as a parent. Sounded to me like he considered the child more like a piece of property than someone to whom he should be emotionally attached.
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            I wonder WHO goaded him into going to the police to help him get ‘custody’ and take Ayla away from her maternal grandmother who was caring for her while Trista was in alcohol rehab?

          • Anonymous

            He was very calm…however, just as others have said about Trista, maybe he is on prescribed medication during this terrible time.

          • OldWench

            If you believe he is “slow” then I urge you to go back and read the language in his officially released statements.  You remember those, right?  They are the ones that, to me, sounded as if they were quite obviously crafted by a lawyer.  

          • Anonymous

            He was being slow because he did not know what to say.  That interview is all bull crap.  He lied right from the beginning of the let go.  He needs to tell them where she is or confess immediately.  They will find out soon enough

        • Anonymous

          Maybe for the 1st 18 months he wasnt sure he was the father, from what ive read they didnt have a relationship and looks like it was a drunken one night stand, plus she has other kids from other fathers, maybe he thought she didnt belong to him, nd he didnt want to get emotionally involved to find out later down the line he wasnt the father!
          Then theres the bit chance the mother doesnt want the father involved, all she wants is the money from his pocket, but now shes throwing this “he wasnt a father for the first 18 months” in to it so make herself look good and him look bad.

          Dont get me wrong i was a single mother for a few years, and there was times when their father didnt turn up for months, but 9 times out of 10 there is always a good reason why, especially when they end up being in their lives 24/7

          • Anonymous

            I guess it’s just speculation as to why he wasn’t involved in Ayla’s life for those first 18 months. But, what we do know is that in the two months he was responsible for keeping her safe she broke her arm then several weeks later (if you can believe his story) she is missing from his home. So many questions not answered like; who was the first person awake that morning? When they got up did they check on the two children (something most mothers, fathers and grandparents would do right away), did the parent of the other child check on her child? Seems odd that it wasn’t until 9 in the morning before anyone checked on these two children.

            To my knowledge Trista has two children by two different fathers.  You insinuate that she has many children by many fathers. I know lots of young mothers with two children, she is 23 years old, meaning that she had Ayla when she was 20 or 21 – that’s not so young to have your first child.

          • Anonymous

            Im sure all the questions you are stating here, have been asked by the police, and maybe there is a gag order on certain questions during interviews…there are a lot of stuff they try to keep secret, that way if its talked about they know it hasnt come from the police statements, and has been brought up by someone that must be involved.
            Im sure when all is said and done, and we find out who did this (whether it be either or neither parent) a lot of answers to these questions will all come out in the open.

          • OldWench

            I can’t remember where I saw the photo, but there was a baby photo of the father I saw and it is actually almost identical to Ayla’s photos.  I’ve actually rarely seen a baby look that much like either parent.  It was uncanny.  

      • Anonymous

        You are putting words in my mouth. I didn’t want a “spectacle” I wanted them to ask some questions about the night she was last seen. Take a couple of deep breaths please. I’m not trying to pick an arguement with anyone.

    • OldWench

      I wanted them to ask who was in the house that night and what they were doing, were they really having a party as has been rumored?  Was there drugs and alcohol?  Has he taken a lie detector test?  Would he take one if asked?  Why didn’t he check on her at all in 13 hours?  Was it normal for him to not check on her for that long?  How did Ayla’s arm get broken?  Why did he go to the police to get them to go with him to take Ayla from her aunt and grandmother? etc.

    • Anonymous

      Such as, “why won’t you communicate with Ayla’s mother?

  • Anonymous

    I watched the interview..actually both…Dad seems Honestly concerned for his daughter..It was clear that he was trying to keep himself together during the interview…he made NO accusations, and did NO finger pointing..he simply made a plea for the safe return of his daughter.
    Mom on the other hand, was smiling and was pointing fingers on the Today Show interview . She seemed less than credible to me. 
    Good luck and prayers to the family(both sides)Hopefully she will be found safe.

    • Anonymous

      I’m sorry – I was going for “reply” and accidentally did “like” and couldn’t make it stop.
      I see many comments judging the parents by how they come across in the interview. Some personal experience here:
      People have told me that when I’m nervous, I’m all grins;  when a camera is pointed at me, I wear my signature “camera smirk”; when I am extremely angry, I smile sweetly. I imagine that I would be quite a sight in a TV interview, if one of my children was missing … probably laughing hysterically! But who’s to say? Who is to say how ANY of us would act – how credible we would appear, unless we have actually been there. I’m not going to judge.

      I do agree with Sarah’s last sentence.

  • Anonymous

    He seemed very sincere, and very emotional. He appeared to be someone trying to hold it together.

    It is sickening to continually read members of the public pointing fingers, as if this were a witch hunt. Why dont we tar and feather him now and burn him at the stake. The police know far more than they are telling and hopefully the truth will eventually come out.

    • Anonymous

      Prepared…a word missing from you description that I would have thrown in.

    • Anonymous

      He didn’t check his baby for 13 hours. Something fishy going on there.

      • Anonymous

        Do you have kids? I have 3, when they are sleeping you let them. It isn’t bad parenting. If you want to wake your child every 4 hours and talk about their feelings that’s fine but don’t judge those who love their children but also like some time to be by themselves as well.

        Next you’ll tell me how awful I am for using formula or letting them sleep on their stomachs or for co-sleeping or not. Let it go.

        • Anonymous

          Are you saying you don’t ever open a door and peak in to make sure they are still sleeping or didn’t fall out out of bed or anything when you first get up in the morning.  I didn’t read where TrueNative said anything about actually waking them up to talk about their feelings — where did that come from?  Most parents I think would at least check in on them, you can do that without waking them.  Little over dramatic are cha?

          • Anonymous

            My youngest are in cribs and the oldest sleeps with her door open. I may have over stated it slightly but anybody trying to draw the conclusion that leaving your child alone for 13 hours is the same as neglect or murder is also over dramatic.

          • Anonymous

            Leaving your 20 month old child alone for up to 13 hours is neglect.  Your children sleep with the doors open, you don’t go by and peek in to make sure they are o.k.?  It was the first thing I did in the morning when my kids were little.  Children are little, they rely on us as parents to know how to take care of them.  If he chose to take custody (or whatever) of Ayla then he should have been responsible enough to check on her to make sure she was o.k. especially seeings she was suffering from a broken arm.  It just seems like he would have checked on her or at least the grandmother would have checked on her to make sure she was comfortable.  I don’t know the whole story seems pretty out there — but, as long as everyone in that house sticks together then probably Ayla won’t be found whether she is safe with someone or something worse has happened to her.  Sad story — bottom line though is that someone should have check on this little one at some point in the morning when they walked by her room.  One story house means all the bedrooms must have been pretty close together — not like they had to walk upstairs to check on her.

        • Guest

          Do you have kids? I have 3, when they are sleeping you let them. It isn’t bad parenting. If you want to wake your child every 4 hours and talk about their feelings that’s fine but don’t judge those who love their children but also like some time to be by themselves as well.
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          NO ONE is saying to wake them up every four hours….sheesh…just that a RESPONSIBLE parent would check on their child before they themself went to bed for the night.  Also, children that age tend to wake up early in the morning…6:00am, 6:30am…(especially after being put to bed at 8:00 or 8:30pm) surely she would be crying to get out of her crib, to have her diaper changed, to be fed breakfast….a RESPONSIBLE parent would be prepared for ther child waking at that hour. 

          • Anonymous

            My kids don’t wake up at 6, better call DHHS.

          • Guest

            My kids don’t wake up at 6, better call DHHS.
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            When you put them to bed until midnight after you’re done with your partying, OF COURSE they aren’t getting up at 6am.

          • Anonymous

            I thought they weren’t getting up at 6am because they’re so tired from bringing everybody at the party drinks and covering the door for us, I’m glad we see eye-to-eye on this. Do you think a 5 hour energy would help keep them awake?

        • OldWench

          I actually have 4 children and when they were that age I checked on them frequently while I was awake.  In the colder months I was always covering them up and making sure their rooms were warm enough.  And then before I went to bed I always checked the doors and windows to make sure they were secured and locked, would check the heat to make sure it wasn’t set too high or too low, check the kids one last time to make sure they were safe and sound and covered up well.  The first thing I did when I woke up was go check on the kids, always.

          It’s not normal NOT to check on a 20 month old for 13 hours.

          • Anonymous

            I bought a good thermostat and they sleep in PJ’s so no need to worry about hot/cold. I’m also not so paranoid that I would need to check the windows that were closed when putting them to bed. If my kids are tired they sleep, if they are hungry they eat.

            I’m not normal, oh well. I also didn’t kill my kids. The father is not a murderer for leaving his daughter alone for that time.

          • Guest

            I’m not normal, oh well. I also didn’t kill my kids. The father is not a murderer for leaving his daughter alone for that time.
            ************************************************************
            I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m not saying the guy’s a murderer…just that he’s irresponsible. When this story first broke on 12/17/11, the first words out of my husband’s mouth were “holy $h!t, what kind of parent doesn’t check on their kid for 13 hours!”

        • Anonymous

          A baby can not go 13 or more hours without a diaper change.  No possible way.  My kid got changed every 6 hours and even more

  • Anonymous

    Not at all impressed with the interview.  He showed a lot of remorse.  He only answered questions when asked. and the red flag for me was. Police told him not to do an interview it would hurt in the investigation?  Did the police  really say that?  Seems odd.  When you have a missing child you want everyone involved.  You don’t stay quiet this is a baby you want her home safe. This was his time to show emotion beg people to bring her back safe. 

    • Anonymous

      Not all humans do the same as others. So because he didnt react the way YOU would react, or, the way you THINK he should react that makes him a bad person? It makes him unimpressive?

      Different people deal with their emotions in different ways, one way does not trump the other.

      Maybe the Police did tell him not to do an interview, since we dont work for the Police there is no telling at this point, however, I am sure if this is wrong the Police will refute it.

      Remember how Trista told EVERYONE that the Police told her not to go to Waterville? Then the Police said, errr no, we never said that.

      • Anonymous

        You need to “respect” what others are saying on here   everyone is not going to agree with you.  So stop the attack.  I think what we all can agree with,  we all want her home where she belongs. And  I hope this doesn’t turn into a cold case

        • Anonymous

          Oh sorry. I see. You are allowed to attack a man you don’t know after watching a video of an interview he did, attack his character by saying he showed remorse, implying he did something to Ayla, attack the fact he didnt beg and plead and make a spectacle of himself, then boo-hoo when someone shows you logic and claim you are being “attacked”? Yeah, no, I don’t respect that. Sorry.

          • Anonymous

            This is NOT a battle of the sexes.   He was home at that she went missing.  He admitted he was home.  A child doesn’t just walk out of the home.  I think he knows more that what he is saying , and if he doesn’t someone in that house does.

          • OldWench

            Where were you a couple of days ago when everyone was brutally attacking and accusing the mother for her interview?  

          • Tyke

            No one else needs to comment in her defense.

            She appears to have a couple of nearly full time backers commenting on her behalf.

      • Anonymous

        Funny you’d say that after the past week of everyone bashing the mother for every move she made.  I don’t recall your name coming to her defense.  Now that dad’s under the microscope your pleading that not all humans do the same as others.  Double standard much?

    • OldWench

      Furrowed brow, constant lip smacking and swallowing hard before answering slowly.  He was scared to death of saying the wrong thing and angry at even being there.

      • Anonymous

        After posting, repeatedly, that people should not react to the mothers actions in her interviews, how can you do just that on the father?  You lose all creadibility and respect of opinion in doing so.

        • OldWench

          I actually made my observations about the mother’s first appearance on tv as well.  People are attacking the mother because she wasn’t sobbing and because she combed her hair and they put make up on her.  They aren’t looking at her body language or choice of words.  They’s just saying that if she doesn’t cry hysterically on television that she must be involved.

          • Anonymous

            I have read hundreds of comments on people reacting to her body language AND choice of words.  Do you remember the vast amount of debate on her statement that “He was the last one to see her alive”?

          • OldWench

            And the majority of those comments were bashing the mother and accusing her of being involved, etc.  Go back and look at what I wrote.  I didn’t accuse him of doing anything.  I said only that he was scared of saying the wrong thing and was angry about being there based on his body language.

            As for “the last one to see her alive,”…in a previous interview she said that she was starting to believe either he or someone in the house had done something to Ayla.

            http://www.wmtw.com/video/30031806/detail.html

          • Anonymous

            And you are attacking the father because he shows signs of nervousness on tv?  Maybe he’s uncomfortable in front of a camera because it’s a new experience to him.  How is what you are saying about DiPietro any more accurate than the intrepretations others have made about Reynolds?

          • Anonymous

            Or maybe he knows more then what he is saying. Take a polygraph and do what a real father would do. Get it behind him. So that everyone can go after the real perp. No one is going to be looking for the real perp, until both parents have passed the poly.

          • OldWench

            You’re ridiculous if you actually think that was an attack.

            Was his brow furrowed in the interview?  Yes.
            Did he keep swallowing hard throughout the interview while pausing before answering?  Yes.
            Did he constantly smack his lips in the interview?  Yes.

            When do people furrow their brow, swallow hard, pause and smack their lips while responding to questions?  When they are angry and worried they might say the wrong thing.

            How is that an attack?

          • Anonymous

            When they are uncomfortable?  There are many reasons he may have acted in that manner, including your perception.  It’s an attack in the same manner that it was an attack on the mother when people said she didn’t seem to be truly upset during her interviews.  You’re convicting the guy without having any real evidence.

          • Anonymous

            They also do all those things when they are fighting back tears.

          • OldWench

            Let’s look at the FACTS of the case that have been released to the public:

            Ayla vanished from her father’s care, from his home.

            Ayla’s father told police he put Ayla to bed at 8:30pm and didn’t check on her again until almost 9:30am the next morning…13 hours.

            Ayla’s arm was broken while with her father.  By itself, not really suspicious, but combined with the disappearance it is a massive red flag.

            Ayla’s father’s released statement makes it clear that he does NOT want media involvement.  Kidnappings only get solved by media involvement to get photos of the missing person out to the public so they can provide tips to aid in the investigation.

            Law enforcement has made it clear that they found EVIDENCE of foul play.  Foul play means violence in criminal investigations.  Law Enforcement was seen carrying evidence out of the father’s home.  Law Enforcement processed two cars from the father’s home.  Where else do you think evidence of foul play was found?  There is only one place that has been treated as a crime scene, and we have been told there is evidence of foul play.  

            Now you tell me what the FACTS in this case point towards.

          • Anonymous

            we have a general idea of WHAT they point toward.  WHOM they point toward is open to  speculation at this point.  i think law enforcement has stated that the broken arm was an accident.  in the interview dipietro said he had not communicated with media on advice of police.  the police have not denied this.  you seem to be prepared to convict this guy on speculation and circumstantial evidence.  on the other hand, you seem to be fairly intelligent and mostly reasonable.  not sure why you so rabidly defend reynolds and so rabidly crucify dipietro without full knowledge of the results of investigations.

          • OldWench

            Did law enforcement witness the fall that broke Ayla’s arm?  No, they didn’t.  That is what the father TOLD them happened.  All we know is that her arm was broken, not how it got broken.  If the mother and aunt’s claims about Ayla having bruises while in the father’s care can’t be taken as fact than neither can the father’s explanation of how Ayla’s arm was broken.  The police aren’t going to come out and say whether or not they believe her arm was really broken because of abuse.

            Every bit of evidence as well as what the authorities have been doing point to inside the house.  Is it the father responsible?  I don’t know.  Do I think he knows who is…yes, I do.

          • Anonymous

            Ya know, if you just changed your screen name to “broken arm”, it would probably save time…

          • OldWench

            If statements about details from the mother’s family are considered unreliable than so must details from the father’s side of the family.  And whether you care to admit it or not, that broken arm IS significant.  Yes, sometimes toddlers break bones.  However, how many of those kids disappear less than a month later involving foul play? 

          • Anonymous

            The mother and her family have said things in which they later changed their stories. There’s documented inconsistency in the things they’ve chosen to go out and say and what was later said or shown. Fair or unfair, Justin hasnt talked enough where we yet have any proof of prior conflict in his claims.  Until he gets caught in a contradiction like her side of the family has done, his side should hold at least as much weight as theirs (if not more).

            Again, the broken arm being directly related to what’s currently happening is an opinion/theory, but not yet a fact. If it’s later proven to be true, then it becomes a fact.

            The same with the interpretation of how you believe the child responds to each of the parents in your analysis of the “competing photos”. We’ve seen like 2 or 3 of her and the father, and in one video she was dancing around while “frosty the snowman” was playing in the background. If this had been at the mothers house, you’d be the first to claim it’s proof of how happy the kid was, but as it’s with the father, clearly the child was “never smiling and always sad”. Look at the one picture where she and her dad were on the couch. Where you’re projecting she must be looking sad, it’s just as easy to go “awww, look how much she loves her daddy”. It’s perception, not “fact”.

            Trust me, you’re not being as objective as you may think you’re being about this.

          • Anonymous

            Keep those rose colored glasses on!  Is the glass half full or half empty?

          • Anonymous

            Maybe the same reason that when Reynolds was asked a question she always took in a very deep breath, and kept blinking her eyes, sometimes keeping them closed for a second or 2, you can always pick apart the way someone composes themselves when being questioned, but it doesnt make them guilty….also looking at the pictures on the father he always seems to have his brow furrowed, so its not a new thing he was doing during this interview!

          • OldWench

            From the mother I didn’t get the sense that she was being dishonest or that she had anything to hide.  I got the sense that she is riddled with guilt over not being there to protect Ayla, and that she’s really hurt and angry with the father.  The interview where she was crying really badly she kept talking about not being there to keep her safe and that she was afraid that Ayla was alone and scared, and she voiced fearing someone in that house hurt Ayla.  In the latest video she is really, really angry at the father.  She comes across as if deep down she believes Ayla’s gone and is furious and wants answers and revenge.  I think that’s why we didn’t see tears.

          • Anonymous

            That’s the problem…You along with many others pulled apart every movement, facial expression, word, etc. that Trista made. Now that dad put himself out there to be scrutinized — those that bashed Trista are crying the injustice of it all.  In the end hopefully they find Ayla safe and whoever was involved is left to stand in front of the judge.

          • Anonymous

            I’ve not posted one word against Reynolds or posted any interpretation of her interviews.  I’m not “crying the injustice of it all” either.  I am asking why OldWench thinks that her interpretation of DiPietro’s interview is more accurate and should carry more weight than others’ interpretation of Reynolds’ interviews.  You and OldWench have staunchly defended Reynolds’ actions in her interviews but OldWench has no qualms with crucifying DiPietro for his actions in that interview.  I will agree with you in your hope this child will be found safe and sound

    • Anonymous

      not sure he was trying to impress anyone…

  • Anonymous

    Where’s link to video?

  • Anonymous

    oh please…”I put her to bed and when I woke up she was gone…” yeah, likely…not.

    • Anonymous

      because thats never happened before, right?

      1992: a 9-month-old girl was taken from her home in
      Concord
      1992: 6 yr abducted while her family slept in WEST PITTSBURG, Calif
      2011: A 9-year-old girl kidnapped while sleeping in Riverside, LomaLinda
      2011: B.C.  Sparwood, 3yr old boy taken while family slept

      Need me to go on?

      • Anonymous

        Yes Haley Commings case in Jaksonville fl. The girl friend had a drug party at the house, dad comes home and finds his daughter missing.   The father and g.f are both in jail now for drugs. the girl friend admitted was an accident the baby OD.

    • Anonymous

      likely not thats 4 sure. these people know exactly where she is,  sounds as bad as the two losers in kansas city. what ever became of that case, of that missing baby? if there is such a thing as truth serum, , heree are two perfect situations, to see if it works.

      • jimbobhol

        Actually posting to a stiff chicken. lol  The people in Kansas had someone paying for stuff. How strange was that.

  • I don’t know – if it was my child – I would be on the news as much as possible begging someone to find my baby or bring her back.  They had no right to take her?  Seems a strange thing to say.  Someone somewhere is hiding something. 

    • Anonymous

      I thought so too. Sounds almost as if he might know who took her.

      • Anonymous

        he probably suspects…

  • Anonymous

    I hope he does another interview as he gave so little information and seemed so ‘flat’ and monotone.  Could be because he is unused to being interviewed, but it could also be because he wants to be careful of the information that he gives out.  How could he describe the last night he saw his daughter as normal.  I think it is strange that he did not go into detail as to what was going on that night. How late did the adults stay up, what were they doing, etc.  I know since I’ve had a child, I no longer have the ability to to sleep the night if there is the slightest noise as a baby trains you to wake up to take care of them.  While both parents seemed strained by the situation in interviews, he seems to be protecting himself by giving little to no information.

  • OldWench

    Here is an interesting link to a blog who has been doing statement analysis of interviews and statements from this case.  

    http://seamusoriley.blogspot.com/ 

    • Anonymous

      You seem to have the opinion that the father is involved…You went as far the other day as implying that he would be arrested at any moment…Just wondering why the bias opinion…do you know something that the rest of us don’t?? From what Ive seen Im not nominating either of them for parent of the year….

      • OldWench

        Just looking at the facts of the case, which are:

        Ayla vanished from her father’s home.

        Ayla vanished on her father’s watch.

        Ayla’s father said he put her to bed at 8:30 pm and didn’t check on her again until almost 13 hours later.

        Ayla’s arm was broken while she was with her father.

        Investigators found evidence of FOUL PLAY (defined as violence, especially murder) in Ayla’s father’s home.

        The announcement of foul play came after Mass. lent Maine one of these: http://www.leica-geosystems.us/forensic/ to preserve the crime scene.  

        They clearly don’t have any reason to believe the mother is involved, otherwise they would be searching any vehicles and homes associated with her and they aren’t. I believe that something happened to Ayla inside that house and if the father wasn’t involved then I do think he knows what happened. The ONLY reason I believe that is because that is what all of the FACTS in the case points to. If those facts pointed at the mother I would think the same about her.

        • Den

          I am still completely mind boggled at not checking a toddler for 13 hours. When my son was that age, I was checking him every couple of hours, especially if I hadn’t heard him stir in a while.

          • OldWench

            Exactly.  

      • Anonymous

        She has Casey Anthony Syndrome, and seems obessesed with commenting nonstop on this case. All these armchair detectives need to keep quiet and let the police do their jobs. Too much time on their hands. These poeple would have been at the head of a lynch mob in the old days.

        • OldWench

          You apparently have “OldWench Syndrome” with how obsessed you are with mentioning me in every one of your posts.  

          • Anonymous

            Hey OldWench: just because you have one doesn’t mean you gotta be one :)

          • OldWench

            I chose my username because it’s appropriate.  I’m snarky and I know it.  I got sick of reading attacks on the mother and people concocting wild accusations that she must have drove 75 miles north and kidnapped Ayla and has hidden her somewhere.  The police are the ones that have inside knowledge and if that crazy theory were possible their investigative focus would be in Portland, and clearly it’s not.  I’ve grown even more snarky after three days of being accused of being the mother, a relative or friend and have had dozens of personal attacks thrown at me.  But hey…go ahead and join in…if it keeps people from bashing the mother on here than I’ve accomplished my goal.

          • Anonymous

            If it were the father making all the attacks you were defending the mother against, your claim would make sense. Instead you’re doing exactly what you’re complaining about other people doing, just against the father instead. It really seems less about “Ayla” and almost “wanting it” to have been the father so much that you’re almost blindly jumping on dkenzies baseless accusations just because they do go against the father. Even to the point where you’d almost seemingly willingly accept the kid’s dead so long as the father is responsible instead of the mother having anything to do with possibly taking her own child back.

            Seriously, virtually every post you write you feel the need to remind people that she got a broken arm at her fathers. People are aware, but everyone knows at this point that it was ruled accidental. You’re just using it now as a way to imply guilt when you know they’re unrelated.

            You’re claiming you’re being unbiased and logical, but whatever comes out of “her side” of the family is treated as gospel, and whatever comes from him is  “questionable”. You’re not looking for answers at this point, but validation of what you want to believe.

          • OldWench

            Wrong.  What I want is for that baby to be alive and safe.  Until the announcement of foul play I had hoped for a happy outcome.  Sadly, we aren’t going to get a happy outcome.  So now, I hope for justice for Ayla.  Over and over again you keep ignoring the facts.  NOTHING we know points to the mother.  EVERYTHING we know points to the father. This is based ONLY on what has been revealed by law enforcement.

          • Anonymous

            OldWench, do you know for a fact that this child is deceased?  If not, perhaps you would consider refraining from suggesting that she is.  Foul play does not strictly mean murder.  Everything we know points to the child vanishing from the father’s house and so that house is a crime scene.  Everything we know does not point to the father; it points to the crime scene.  You cannot unequivocably say that the father has done something to his child yet you keep pointing a finger at him.  I am not defending this guy but neither am I willing to crucify him without knowing all the facts.  Only the investigating officers are in a position to point fingers at this time and they apparently are not yet ready to do that.

          • OldWench

            Perhaps you should do a little research on what foul play refers to in criminal investigations.  

            I’m not saying that I’m convinced the father is responsible.  I’m saying that I’m convinced that he KNOWS who is and what happened.  Of course that is my opinion, but that opinion is based on the facts that we know.

          • Anonymous

            Have done.  As stated, it does not strictly mean murder.  Foul play can include violence and/or treachery.  You seem pretty adamant that the child is deceased.  You also said that “EVERYTHING we know points to the father.”  There are a lot of holes in the facts that we know.  As I’ve said previously, no one should be pointing fingers because no one knows all the facts. 

          • OldWench

            Well, all of the facts point to someone inside the father’s home.  

          • Anonymous

            And was the father the only one in the house?  No.  So why do you insist on pointing the finger at him?

          • OldWench

            Because I am absolutely convinced that he KNOWS what happened and is either responsible himself or he is covering for someone else.  That is the only logical explanation for him making it clear in his official statement that he didn’t want media hype.  IF he TRULY believed that his baby had been kidnapped he would be making himself available to the media and pushing for as much media attention as possible to get his daughter’s picture out to EVERYONE so someone would see her and provide the tips that would bring her home.  In EVERY kidnapping it is always media hype that helps locate the missing person.  That is why I’m also convinced the mother has nothing to do with any of this.  She’s been bashed to high heaven but she’s still putting herself out there because she knows that if she does that it keeps Ayla’s picture in the media.  

          • Anonymous

            I think a more appropriate name at this time would be “OLD NANCY GRACE WENCH”.
            You seem to be taking cues from her.

          • OldWench

            People who are incapable of forming a rational and logicalarguments to FACTS resort to personal attacks.

          • Anonymous

            That’s not true…when you can’t come back with a rationale response you deem it a personal attack. Keep those rose colored glasses on.

          • OldWench

            Well, when you actually become rational and want to discuss the FACTS of the case and not make personal attacks I’ll respond in a serious manner.  Since you aren’t doing that I’ll just stick to pointing out that you’re utterly ridiculous.

          • Anonymous

            * yawn* Apparently you are a broken record and a bad record at that…Can’t you come up with another line?

      • OldWench

        Who was she with when her arm was broken?
        Whose care was she under when she vanished?
        Whose cars and home has been treated like a crime scene?
        Whose house had evidence removed and then the police came out and said foul play had occurred?  Look up foul play as it relates to criminal investigations.

        Yes, I do believe that the father is INVOLVED in whatever happened to Ayla.  I’m not sure that he harmed her…but I am convinced that someone in that home did and that if it wasn’t him then he knows who did and isn’t telling.

    • Anonymous

      Thank you very much for finding this.   Scary  it’s all about  “I”  his feelings what makes her so special  he was suppose to mention why she is special.  Not about why she is so special to me.  I hope the police saw this interview.

      • Anonymous

        Not very interesting, actually. Humans are TERRIBLE at determining whether someone is lying, absent empirical evidence. That includes law enforcement officers. One study found that law enforcement officers were able to determine whether someone was telling the truth about 57 percent of the time. You might as well flip a coin — your percentage would be about 50 percent.

        Another study found that Secret service agents had a 75 percent success rate. Although that sounds impressive, it’s still horrible.

        Of course, these studies were based on actually knowing what was true and what was not true. In this case, we don’t know what is true and what is not true. So let’s not put too much stock in what a blogger thinks, especially when that blogger is not part of the investigation.

  • Anonymous

    Remember Susan Smith in South Carolina? 
    Also, what responsible parent does not check on his/her child before going to bed?
    I had read in an earlier article that 2 other non-relatives were at this house that night, and that the father’s mother also lives with him, but have not seen it in print since.

    • Anonymous

      “Remember Susan Smith in South Carolina?”

      That case has absolutely no relevance to this one.

  • Harry H Snyder III

    Statistics say that the parents (both or one) are likely culpable.  Mothers have a greater incidence of abusing children, while fathers are responsible in a larger percentage of deaths .

  • Anonymous

    oops.

  • Anonymous

    edit again

  • ptkitty

    I don’t  put much stock in DiPietro’s interview…or Ms. Reynolds’ interviews either.

    My outward reactions, expressions, and emotional state would not be the same as DiPietro’s or Reynolds…how they  conduct themselves in a stressful interview is not proof or evidence of ANYTHING.  Many posters here have been watching too many “Crime Scene” shows. 

    You armchair experts might want to consider that neither of the parents “knows anything”…what we’ve been shown so far indicates that they “Know nothing.”

  • Anonymous

    He has issued two statements via police and this was his first TV interview.  You are wrong about him being on TV several times prior.

    • OldWench

      I haven’t seen him on national news.  Has he been on local news at all?  

  • Anonymous

    I feel in my heart that the mother is involved. She shed no tears in the interview and spend more time discussing her ex than her daughter.

  • jimbobhol

    Did he have a lawyer with him?

  • Anonymous

    This is how a parent of a missing child acts and gives an interview.  The Mother, in my opinion, is not credible.

    • OldWench
      • Anonymous

        Opinion expressed by unknown author — please.  Means nothing.

        • Anonymous

          Your’s is more professional — O.K.

    • OldWench

      Let’s look at the FACTS of the case that have been released to the public:

      Ayla vanished from her father’s care, from his home.

      Ayla’s father told police he put Ayla to bed at 8:30pm and didn’t check on her again until almost 9:30am the next morning…13 hours.

      Ayla’s arm was broken while with her father.  By itself, not really suspicious, but combined with the disappearance it is a massive red flag.

      Ayla’s father’s released statement makes it clear that he does NOT want media involvement.  Kidnappings only get solved by media involvement to get photos of the missing person out to the public so they can provide tips to aid in the investigation.

      Law enforcement has made it clear that they found EVIDENCE of foul play.  Foul play means violence in criminal investigations.  Law Enforcement was seen carrying evidence out of the father’s home.  Law Enforcement processed two cars from the father’s home.  Where else do you think evidence of foul play was found?  There is only one place that has been treated as a crime scene, and we have been told there is evidence of foul play.  

      Now you tell me what the FACTS in this case point towards.

    • Anonymous

      I picked up on that also! The fifteen minutes of Fame…bright and cheery in the spotlight.
      Blame someone else. Plastered all over the nation. Phony emotions!

  • Briney

    Most interesting is to learn: that a medical appointment for Ayla was postponed. That her father put her to bed and never checked on her before retiring. That he shared the house with his mother, and that two other people were there the night before she disappeared. No one knows whether the house had been broken into, or, whether the door was still locked the morning she was found missing.  No reports of broken windows, or forced entrance.  Overall, the girl’s mother doesn’t appear to show emotions mothers in similar situations would show.  With the exception of the child’s  grandfather, the other people who were at the home are strangely silent. More observations:  That Ayla’s father said he did not know that the girl’s mother had taken court action for the return of her child. That the father would not talk with the child’s mother. That he asked “whoever had taken”  the child to leave her at a church or some other place where she could be picked up. That he breaks a tw0-week silence and appears on a national TV show. That he seems amazingly calm, and just answers questions stoically. 

    I got all of this from reading the BDN and watching TV.   Like many others,  it is easy to see that a big gap exists between what we know, and judging by these comments, what we think we know.  

    Undoubtedly, investigators are uncovering evidence which will lead to the discovery of this child.  In many similar cases, the answer is usually a little more than stone’s throw from where the child was last seen.  

    Meanwhile, like the rest of us, I will continue to stare at the single-story white boarded home on a seemingly quiet Waterville residential street, and try to figure out what could have possibly happened.  How in the world could a 20-month old baby girl mysteriously vanish from her bed with no one in the home claiming they heard anything?

    • Mary Stubbs

      Drunk and passed out…

      • Anonymous

        Says who?

  • Anonymous

    I think he will be sincere when he is telling us that he has offered to take a polygraph on Nancy Grace and any other show that offers him one or FBI or homicide agency. Then states that he has passed it. Then he goes out and knocks on every door looking for his daughter. Like any parent would be. Praying on his knees for her safe return. Begging the public for help anytime he can get a camera to turn his way. Trying to raise money for more randsom.

    • kennyh

      I think it’s great that he has completely ignored that purveyor of grief porn Grace. She keeps claiming he’s ‘hiding’. Yes he is…. from her! The police say he has cooperated fully, he has issued a couple of statements and appears to be genuine in his feelings of loss.  Nancy Grace is TV’s answer to tabloid trash.

      • Anonymous

        Police say the mother has cooperated fully too.  If he ‘lost’ my child you bet he’d better be hiding from me — especially when he just keeps saying “I don’t know what happened”, that sounds like he’s totally cooperating.  Easy to cooperate when you just keep saying you don’t know anything. He was in the house, his gf was in the house, the mother of another child was in the house, the grandmother was in the house — Trista was 75 miles away!

        • kennyh

          Because YOU feel he hasn’t answered YOUR questions doesn’t mean he is not cooperating with the various groups running with this investigation.  What does the fact that Trista was 75 miles away have to do with that clown Nancy Grace??

          • Anonymous

            Seems to me he isn’t answering any questions — his canned response of “I don’t know what happened” seems to be getting him through all investigations.  I’m sure everyone in that house is saying the same thing “I don’t know” what do you do with that? Until that police can figure this mess out I guess they’ll get by with that answer.

        • Anonymous

          Good facts…did the police report to you that the mother was 75 miles away at the time?

          Nancy Grace ….the Judge, The Jury, The Executioner. The all in one media queen.

          • Anonymous

            No but she lives in Portland and Ayla was at her dad’s in Waterville.  That’s 75 miles — as far as I know the police haven’t said she was anywhere near the father’s place in Waterville so I assume she was 75 miles away in Portland unless the police say something different.

            I guess the police probably haven’t already checked to see where she was at the time her daughter was taken.  No probably not — they’d need Nancy Grace to tell them to do that.  What the heck does Nancy Grace have to do with anything?  I think your the only one on here that has made reference to her — got issues around her — get help if so.

  • Anonymous

    trying to absorb the “just a normal night” comment he made during the interview…..he does seem controlled, but that could be the result from hours upon hours of lawyer preparation..bottom line, ayla was with him when she disappeared……..

    • Anonymous

      He looked like someone who hasnt slept much.

  • Anonymous

    Concerned dad.
    I’m sure he wishes the daughter was back.

  • Anonymous

    bravo!

  • Anonymous

    Funny how you only singled out the people who have defended the mother.  Did you read the other blogs?  The mother has been bashed beyond believe — you didn’t mention one of the posters doing that.  Guess you have a preference to who you believe should find something better to do with their time.  On another note — I think people were trying to get together to hunt for Ayla and the police didn’t want untrained people involved (probably due to any evidence that might be found).

    • Theresa Michaud

      Do you know the mother personally?  The father?  I don’t.  Were you present when all this drama and trauma was developing?  I doubt it.  I don’t have a preference as to whom should find something better to do with their time.  Just noting the more prominent of posters and how some seem to have nothing better to do with their time but to feed off on all the drama.  I can understand why the police would not want untrained people involved, untrained being the optimum word.  Wouldn’t want most any of you anywhere near, by the way you all seem so biased and opinionated without any solid facts.  Donating your time in distributing missing child posters might be a better idea.  Doesn’t take a rocket scientist to use a staple gun to put posters up on telephone poles etc.  Maybe help in feeding the many trained people that are busy doing a very difficult job and spending countless, thankless hours away from their own in search of a positive outcome.

      • Anonymous

        WoW!  A little combative are we?  I made reference to the fact that you only called out the posters who defended the mother while others were spending their time bashing her.  Had you included some of those that were relentless to mother I wouldn’t have commented at all.

        • Theresa Michaud

          Combative?  I think not.  Reality bites doesn’t it?  Just noting that time could be spent in a more productive and positive manner.

          • Anonymous

            Reality bites? Brillant language!  I don’t even know what your talking about Reality of what? You are calling out only the people questioning the father — I commented on that and I lit your short fuse :)  Relax enjoy the reading!

          • Anonymous

            Reading some of the posting to this board is painful due to grammar and usage. Hang in there justbeing, it is merely a tactic to take the subject off topic.

          • Anonymous

            I must confess that my grammar is horried. I have to have a proof reader read everything I submit for work.  It would take a lot more than foolish comments such as those from Ms. Michaud to convince me to back down from the bullying in regards to the mother that has been going on these last few days. 

          • Anonymous

            I sincerely apologize if I have offended or embarrassed you, justbeing. I was not referring to your writing.

            Namaste!

          • Theresa Michaud

            You wouldn’t know.  Just like everything else.  I do not have a short fuse, however, it appears yours just went off.  Once it goes… it’s all over but the crying, and that energy could be better spent in resolution and assistance of the situation at hand.

      • OldWench

        Again…where were you when so many people were bashing the mother?  I was only reading at that point.  The ONLY reason I’m pointing out the FACTS about the father is because I got sick of seeing the mother lambasted when not a single shred of evidence points to her.

        • Anonymous

          It slices both ways here. You obviously have overlooked some of the background facts.

          According to the Reynolds family Maine DHHS became involved when Trista
          went into  a rehab center for alcohol abuse.  Trista’s mother
          reportedly was caring for Ayla when DHHS got involved, removed the child,
          and placed her with Justin.

          The mother had visitation rights but visited twice in a two month period. Why?

          Why didn’t they leave the girl in the grandmother’s (Trista’s mother) care?

          The mother filed for sole custody the day before the girl went missing and never notified the father (which is a legal requirement) citing the fact that he is “vindictive” and “verbally abusive”.

          What is the basis for the allegations?

          • OldWench

            Actually, no, DHHS didn’t remove Ayla from her care at all.  There was no custody agreement.  Paternity hadn’t even been established.  Again…you are bashing the mother based ONLY on rumors and NOT facts.
            http://www.onlinesentinel.com/news/police-log-offers-insight-into-custody-questions_2011-12-30.html 

          • Anonymous

            If you read the post it said “According to the Reynolds family” ..hello the mother’s family!

          • OldWench

            All of the video interviews given by the family says otherwise.  The family claims to be upset with DHHS because they requested DHHS check on Ayla at her father’s and it wasn’t done.  

            Also, the article I linked to provides actual documentation of what happened.  Of course you will just ignore evidence that points away from the mother.

          • Anonymous

            From your favorite blog….
            http://seamusoriley.blogspot.com/2011/12/ayla-reynolds-drugs-abuse-and-neglect.html
            ALEXIS
            TERESZCUK, SENIOR REPORTER, RADARONLINE.COM: We know that the department of
            children and family services was involved, because they`ve given the dad
            custody of the little girl.

          • OldWench

            Many people were under the impression that DHHS removed Ayla from her mother in the beginning…but the truth came out a few days ago.  The Analysis in question was done on December 20th…before the facts about how the father gained custody came to light.  The facts came out on Dec. 31st…11 days later.  

            http://www.onlinesentinel.com/news/police-log-offers-insight-into-custody-questions_2011-12-30.html Date of article…December 31,2011″At 6:06 p.m., a police officer spoke with DiPietro in the lobby, according to Lt. Mark Cornelio.Police declined to release a report of the service call because it pertains to an open investigation in Waterville, but Cornelio described the dispatch log Friday in a phone interview.”DiPietro said he was going to … retrieve his daughter and wanted police to go,” Cornelio said. “He explained that he and the mother had an agreement that if she went into treatment, he would take custody.”Cornelio said police called Maine Department of Health and Human Services and confirmed that the state agency had authorized DiPietro to take custody of the daughter.Next, DiPietro and one police officer went to the Lewiston home of Jessica Reynolds, Ayla’s maternal aunt. Becca Hanson, Ayla’s maternal grandmother, was there, too.”

          • Anonymous

            I didn’t see in the article that the mother only had visitation.  I says that he would take Ayla while she was in rehab.  maybe they had an agreement that he would keep her longer or maybe he didn’t want to give her back who knows.  She filed papers for parental rights — whereas it is a legal requirement to notify the other parent, it can be done by a third party.  She may have chosen to have him served or to have someone else tell him due to what she has accused him of — being abusive and vindicative.  I’m not saying he was I got it from your post.

          • Anonymous

            http://seamusoriley.blogspot.com/2011/12/ayla-reynolds-drugs-abuse-and-neglect.htmlTIRSTA REYNOLDS: Because he`s vindictive.
            He`s very verbally abusive towards me and anything that I say or
            do, he refuses to let me see my daughter, he`s refused to let me talk to her. I
            mean, he has never, like, once since he`s had her, since October 17th,
            had let me have her for one single day.

  • OldWench

    Where were you 3 days ago when everyone was bashing the mother?  

    Let’s look at the FACTS of the case that have been released to the public:

    Ayla vanished from her father’s care, from his home.

    Ayla’s father told police he put Ayla to bed at 8:30pm and didn’t check on her again until almost 9:30am the next morning…13 hours.

    Ayla’s arm was broken while with her father.  By itself, not really suspicious, but combined with the disappearance it is a massive red flag.

    Ayla’s father’s released statement makes it clear that he does NOT want media involvement.  Kidnappings only get solved by media involvement to get photos of the missing person out to the public so they can provide tips to aid in the investigation.

    Law enforcement has made it clear that they found EVIDENCE of foul play.  Foul play means violence in criminal investigations.  Law Enforcement was seen carrying evidence out of the father’s home.  Law Enforcement processed two cars from the father’s home.  Where else do you think evidence of foul play was found?  There is only one place that has been treated as a crime scene, and we have been told there is evidence of foul play.  

    Now you tell me what the FACTS in this case point towards.  

    • Theresa Michaud

      Not really sure if you know this or not.  I can read.  Not telling me anything I don’t already have read myself.  Does it make you feel better to reiterate?  Does it validate your opinion in some way?  Does it make your opinion more valid if you shove it down someone’s throat?  Does it bring Ayla home?  

      • OldWench

        You made comments directly to me and that was my response.  You choose to speak now and complain about supposed “bashing” of the father by me even though I am talking about the FACTS that have been released by law enforcement.  So, now you speak but where were you a couple of days ago when the mother had her interview and was being accused and bashed when ZERO evidence points towards her at all.  If there was any chance she were involved the FBI and state police would be all up in her business in Portland, yet they have not been.  Those discussing the father are MOSTLY criticizing him based on the FACTS in the case.  

        There are 4 or 5 names on here (and I suspect some may be multiple user names based on the way they post the exact same comments) who have been lambasting the mother because she wasn’t sobbing in her interview.  That is what they keep basing their relentless insistence that she broke into a house with 4 adults (or more) and snuck Ayla out and is hiding her somewhere.  I had read about enough of that nonsense so I started defending her and pointing out the facts.  That’s what I will continue to do until the police make an arrest.

    • Anonymous

      OLD WENCH…..I HEREBY DUB THEE THE  “NANCY GRACE OF MAINE”
      …. Maybe you could get your own TV show.

      • OldWench

        BOMBSHELL tonight….devonshire11 cannot form a logical response when facts are presented to them and resorts to personal attacks on other BDN readers.

        • Anonymous

          I don’t consider it a personal  attack…… I just think the name fits your analysis to a tee.

      • Anonymous

        Good Lord!

    • Anonymous

      “Foul play” can simply mean that something illegal has occurred. Someone can be kidnapped without violence.

      • OldWench

        Think about what you just wrote for a minute.  

        Kidnapping is illegal, is it not?  If the evidence they retrieved from the home was indicative of kidnapping they would have called it kidnapping and it would still be a missing person investigation.  That’s not what they are talking about and if you look at the statement carefully and keep those things in mind while reading it you will get some significant clues about what they think happened.

        • Anonymous

          The police haven’t called it a homicide investigation, either, so what’s your point?

          • OldWench

            My point is that they don’t believe it’s a kidnapping.  Here is the portion of the statement that relates to what we’re discussing:

            “At this point, we believe that foul play has occurred in connection with Ayla’s disappearance. The case has evolved from the search for a missing child to a criminal investigation.”

            I’m going to replace the words of this statement with other words they could have used instead.

            Right now, we think Ayla’s disappearance is related to someone harming her.  The evidence we’ve gathered has led us to shift our focus from looking for Ayla to finding and building a case against the person we believe is responsible.

            Now I’ll replace the words again 

            Right now, we think Ayla’s disappearance is related to someone kidnapping her.  The evidence we’ve gathered has led us to shift our focus from looking for Ayla to finding out who kidnapped her.

            If they believed it were a kidnapping they wouldn’t shift the focus from looking for Ayla to finding who took her…those would be essentially the same thing because finding one would lead to the other.  Also, they would not say a disappearance was in connection with a kidnapping.  “In connection with” implies something additional, separate and extra from the first thing.

            The statement points to something bad happening to Ayla in the home and her being taken in an attempt to hide whatever that was.

             

  • Anonymous

    I just don’t get it! It’s not like it was just dad and Ayla in the home (you could almost believe that he slept through someone coming in if that was the case).  Whoever came into the house had to get past four adults (none of whom checked on either of the two child during the night) grabbed Ayla and took her out past all four adults or tried to pass her out a window or whatever.  I’d think if Ayla woke up during this time she would have made some kind of noise. Was there no child monitor in the children’s room.  I’d think if your not going to check on your children you’d at least put one in their room to make sure they are safe. 

    Did the mother of the other child not check on her child either.  Did both an 18 month old and 20 month old sleep throughout the entire night?  They share a room if the mother of the other child checked on her child and didn’t see Ayla wouldn’t that send off alarms.

    Who was the first person up in the house?  I would guess the grandmother — did she check on the children?  What the heck do they just put these two little ones to bed, close the door and open it again after 9 the next morning.  Justin seems to think that he is detached from the incident.  He doesn’t know what happened?  Perhaps not but my god — a child has been taken from your house, maybe he should be figuring it out.  Someone must know or have heard something that night.  Although I guess it didn’t really have to happen that night — no one really saw Ayla outside those at the house anyway so any story could be made up as long as everyone was on the same page.

    Do they have a dog?  If they do most would bark or at least be wondering around if someone was up in the house. My dog doesn’t bark at someone she knows, but she makes a lot of noise just jumping around trying to get attention.

    Such a said story — Hope your safe Ayla!

    • Anonymous

      good points—the other question is, watching the interview it’s as if justin is SO stoic in his reaction, making me wonder, WAS he even there the night she disappeared? did justin ever leave that night, for a quick trip to the store or something?? and that’s when “someone” took ayla?? no idea—however, this is SO frustrating that none of the other “adults” in the house that night have been mentioned!!! how come no word from grandma??  the entire world is watching and wondering…..

    • Theresa Michaud

      Your first sentence said it all.  Is this a case of ?…  I am woman, hear me roar?  Or,  go get em tiger?  Such a waste of precious time and energy.  And, with that being said… I bid you all a safe and prosperous New Year, including the safe return of Ayla.   

      • Anonymous

        Sounds like you might be a little mad at yourself for wasting your precious time and energy being on here — don’t then.

  • OldWench

    dkenzie…was it an interview or was it a reporter sticking a mic and camera in his face?  I’m quite sure this was his first actual interview, but I’m wondering if the press ever caught up with him and tried to ask him questions without his consent.

  • Anonymous

    I suggest those who do not know and wish to know more read about body language and how it reacts when a person is lying or is attempting to convince themselves and others they are not being dishonest.

    When speaking something that is not unadulterated truth individuals will shake their heads in the negative even though they are attempting to speak the opposite. Other telltale signs are covering the mouth to attempt to stop the untruth, looking up and to the left as if searching for the scripted story or simply looking left. I saw him shaking his head no even as he said otherwise.  His body and mouth were not in agreement.

    Please, Universe, let this tragedy be over soon. Let both families have resolution.

    • OldWench

      Look at Ayla’s eyes and expression in the pictures and video that are with her father.  She’s not smiling in ANY of them.  She looks so sad and has almost a blank stare.  In the photos with her mother she’s got huge smiles on her face.  

      • Anonymous

        OMG, really?  First you were critical of the father because there had been no pictures released by him.  Now that there have been, you are going on this attack?  Guess what, I have two children and tons of pictures.  In some of them they are smiling and bubbly and in others they are not.  It happens…

        • OldWench

          She doesn’t look happy in the photos with him, and she actually does look sad, especially considering all of the photos taken while with her mother she has a huge smile.  It’s just a drastic difference.

      • Anonymous

        I did notice that there was a picture of her with her dad last summer at a fair–which would prove that he did have something to do with her before October–so all those who say he had nothing to do with her before that are now proven wrong.

        • OldWench

          I wasn’t the one saying that.  I read an article where Ayla’s maternal aunt said that he didn’t want anything to do with Ayla for the first year. I asked about photos, though, because they all seemed to come from the mother. I thought it was odd. It is true that Ayla doesn’t look happy in the photos with her father, though.

        • Anonymous

          I read somewhere that the aunt said that Ayla’s father hadn’t had anything to do with her until Oct. I guess someone is not telling the truth or that my have been when he met her or the fair wasn’t in the summer — October was a nice month and there were still fairs going on.

  • Anonymous

    Could it be possible that since the mother had some sort of drug issue, that perhaps a dealer could have taken the baby? Is it possible that Justin was connected with drugs and the same thing could have happened?  Is it possible that 2 people could have been involved, one snuck into the house handed the baby through the window to someone outside? That thought occurred to me while I was watching the news, I saw a cop opening up the window while another one was standing outside. Is it possible the mother had someone come and take Ayla back and before she could tell Justin that she did this, he reported this to the police? I wonder if he had called her before the police if she would have just told him that she had the baby.  Also, doesn’t Justin have a girlfriend? What was her relationship like with this baby?  Why won’t they release the names of the persons in the home that night before she was missing?

    • OldWench

      The mother had a drinking problem, not a drug problem.  Aside from that…why the heck would a drug dealer drive 75 miles north to kidnap Ayla when her mother was right there in Portland with another baby they could have kidnapped instead?

      As for the mother taking her….you can bet your booty that the police have viewed every security camera on every route one could take to enter Waterville to look for vehicles passing through.  They would know if the mother were in the area and if she were they would have been searching her family’s cars and homes instead of the ones in Waterville.

      • Anonymous

        Well that’s a good point.  Just lots of thoughts and questions.

  • Anonymous

    The other point here I would like to make is, I know where that street is and the houses are so close together, you have folks living on both sides and across the street from you. In some places, you can even see the neighbors from behind. It doesn’t make sense how someone would not have noticed something odd. When was the last time one of those neighbors actually got a glimpse of the little girl?

    • OldWench

      I saw it reported in an article that the neighbors don’t recall seeing Ayla…ever, and did not know she was living there.

  • Anonymous

    did dad leave that night? WAS he even home all night??  if so, why not question grandma and/or other adults in that house and they NEED to be questioned!  

  • Anonymous

    Ms. Michaud, I second that. To all of the armchair detectives out there: Just shut your collective pie holes and let the police do their job.

    • OldWench

      And how, exactly, is discussing the case and thoughts on it hindering the police from doing their job?

      • Anonymous

        I didn’t say you or anyone else were hindering the police’s job. All the yammering on (and on and on, etc.) done especially by you is well beyond just “discussing the case and thoughts on it”. You fashion yourself to have the inside track to this. You don’t know SQUAT. Zilch. Nada. Zippo. It’s the POLICE’S job to do all the tracking down, observing, etc. NOT YOURS!! I just hope Ayla is found alive.

        • OldWench

          Nowhere do I claim to have any inside track.  I am simply reminding people of what the actual FACTS are that we all have been made aware of through official press conferences.  I have done this when someone tries to concoct some wild theory that points towards the mother despite facts to the contrary AND when I have been accused of making assumptions, spreading rumors or whatever new accusations get thrown at me.  Those who find me frustrating are the people who want to attack, bash and blame the mother.  They know that if they post what they want to that I am going to remind them of the facts again, which they are unable to counter so they either accuse me of being the mother, a relative or friend or of being obsessed or not having a life.  Here’s the rub, though…I genuinely do NOT give a flying fart what any of you say about me.  As long as you’re attacking me you’re leaving the mother alone.

          • Anonymous

            But you do make assumptions and spread rumors.  You continually point the finger at the father when you have no concrete evidence against him.  All anyone in the public has at this time is circumstantial evidence, conjecture, and the Reynolds family’s side of the story.  No one, not me, not you, nor anyone else posting on this board should be pointing fingers at anyone until we know ALL the facts.

          • Anonymous

            So stop it yourself because attacking those posting left and right is ridiculous.

            For God’s sake people, pull together and let’s attempt to have a sound discussion without all of the rancor and attacks, please! The bickering back and forth over which one of us is right and the character assasinantion of people we disagree with is as pointless as arguing the sky is green not blue.

            I apologize for anything I have said that is rude.

            Namaste.

          • Anonymous

            I have asked for nothing more than truth.  I have not made accusations against anyone.  I have not made statements such as “he has been on this site reading, posting and finding out how to avoid being further detected as dishonest…”  I have asked that people not point fingers, none of us have enough hard facts to make accusations.  If that’s attacking, well I guess I own that.  Sat Nam

          • Anonymous

            Thank you for telling them that, they have to be some relation to him or they would stop making posts like this.  Mine get removed but theres stays up, because i swear Bangor Daily is defending the dad.

          • OldWench

            Assumptions and rumors?  

            Am I assuming or spreading rumors that Ayla was in her father’s care when she vanished?  Nope, that is a fact released by law enforcement.

            Am I assuming 
            or spreading rumors that Ayla vanished from her father’s home?  Nope, that is a fact released by law enforcement.

            Am I assuming 
            or spreading rumors that Ayla’s father put her to bed at around 8pm and didn’t check on her again until after 9am the next morning?  Nope, that is a fact released by law enforcement.

            Am I assuming 
            or spreading rumors that Ayla’s arm was broken while with her father?  Nope, that is a fact released by law enforcement.

            Am I assuming 
            or spreading rumors that the father’s neighbors reported he had a party the night the night before he reported Ayla missing?  Nope, that was reported by the Waterville newspaper who interviewed the neighbors.

            Am I assuming 
            or spreading rumors that the police verified that there were other people in the house that night who did not live there?  Nope, the Waterville newspaper reported this was verified by the police.

            Am I assuming 
            or spreading rumors that the father does not want media attention on this case?  Nope, he specifically said in his second statement that he doesn’t want media hype.

            So what, exactly, is it that I am supposedly “assuming” or “spreading rumors” about?

          • Anonymous

            I just thought of this today,never check on her for what 13 hours.  How did she survive in a diaper that long.  I had to change my kid every 5 to 6 hours.  Something does not add up with him.  I watched the interview and it made me sick with his eye twitching and taking a pause before speaking

          • Anonymous

            You have said that the father would be arrested soon.  Based on what?  You have said that he is involved in his daughter’s disappearance.  Maybe he was, maybe he wasn’t.  You have no real evidence to prove or disprove that.  You have insinuated that his daughter’s broken arm is his fault.  Maybe, maybe not; children do have accidents.  Isn’t there a law that ER personnel must report any suspected child abuse?  I feel pretty confident that the ER personnel would have reported anything they found to be untoward.  He does not want media attention.  He has stated that the police have asked him to remain quiet.  The police have not denied that.  You are insinuating that he has some sinister motive for staying out of the media glare.  I’d say that unless the police deny having told him to remain quiet, there is nothing questionable about that.  There are a lot of holes in what the public knows about this case.  No one should be pointing fingers unless they know ALL the facts.

          • OldWench

            I have said that I think an arrest will be coming soon.  I have said that I am convinced that the father is either involved or KNOWS who is.  I’m pretty confident that everyone reading understands that those are my opinions and personal thoughts.  

            What FACTS place the mother at the home or anywhere near the home when Ayla went missing?

          • Anonymous

            I’ve not suggested in any way that the mother was “at the home or anywhere near the home.”  I’m not sure why you’ve made that segue.  I have tried to make the point that no one, not you, not me, NO ONE, should be pointing fingers.  No one should be making statements that contain words like your ” i read somewhere” or “i saw a picture somewhere” statements unless they can actually back that up with real evidence.  You stated in one of your posts that the father had too much to drink and passed out the night his daughter disappeared.  Do you know that for a fact?  I’m sure you know as well as I do that once something is said it can usually becomes gospel and once it’s gone round the room it’s much more of a story than the simple “opinion” from which started.

          • Anonymous

            Not waterville, they would not.  Emmc will, st joes will but Waterville is not known to report child abuse

          • Anonymous

            Then riddle me this, Oh Great Wonderful One: lots of people have seen said press conferences – but reached different conclusions than you. Well then they’re just wrong, wrong, wrong aren’t they? I’m tired of this p***ing match. Take care and pray for Ayla.

          • OldWench

            Which things didn’t you hear?  That Ayla disappeared from her father’s home?  That Ayla was in her father’s care?  That Ayla’s arm was broken while in her father’s care?  That Ayla’s father didn’t check on her for 13 hours?

            Honestly…which of those FACTS did you not hear?  

  • Anonymous

    Maybe some people think Nancy Grace shouldn’t exist and that becoming a media event isn’t what they want to do with their lives.  It isn’t hiding, it is living one’s life as one chooses, not as the cameras and the salivating public demand in the Fifteen Minutes of Fame Days!

    • Anonymous

      If he doesn’t like Nancy Grace. I would think he would just come out and tell the local television station that he has passed a poly thru the local crime lab. I’m sure they will be glad to give him one.

      • OldWench

        Nancy Grace annoys me, actually…but if she latches on to trying to find someone who is missing she is relentless.  That makes her the best one to go to in order to keep a story in the news.  So, even thought I don’t like her I’d still go on her show.

  • Anonymous

    How do you get a child 18 months old and one 20 months old (with a broken arm, which is probably painful) to sleep for 11-13 hours? That in itself is baffeling.

    • Anonymous

       my daughter slept 13 hours a night from about 3 months on.  It happens.

      • Anonymous

        During that time did you or someone check on them?  My kids never slept through the night — they required very little sleep.  I guess some kids require more, her mother would be able to verify how long the child typically slept for.  Odd that both kids would sleep that long though.

        • Anonymous

          yes I did, before I went to sleep and when I got up– I also used a monitor.  It is odd that 2 kids would sleep that long and that no one checked on them.  Though the only time I have heard that there were 2 children in the room, was from the mom, and her stories have changed several times so I don’t take her statements as gospel. 

          • Anonymous

            I guess the actual sleeping arrangements in the home is something that only those in the home and the police would know.

          • OldWench

            The father’s sister and her 18 month old baby also live in the house according to previous media reports.  NECN has the maternal grandfather’s reaction to the father’s interview today as well as additional information…the father had a party the night Ayla disappeared. 

    • OldWench

      According to this report neighbors reported there was a party at the father’s house the night she went missing and that police confirmed it.

      http://www.necn.com/01/02/12/Aylas-grandfather-Im-not-buying-it/landing_newengland.html?blockID=623462&feedID=4206 

      • Anonymous

        wow you really hear what you want to hear– this report says neighbors report a party and police confirm several people in the house…not that there was a party.  It is around the holidays lots of people have several people over, doesn’t make it a party. Even if it was a party, it couldn’t have been to much of a rager if two children slept through it.   I am not saying that it is ok for the dad to have a huge drug filled, drunken party with children in the house, but a few people over for a couple of beers and to play xbox or watch a game, please, even the best  parents do that all the time.  I do not know which one of those scenarios is the case, do you?

        • Anonymous

          The neighbors did report that there was a “party” — the police downgraded what and who was there — possibly because not all names of persons there were given.  The police weren’t there to see or hear the party — the neighbors were.  I can’t see where she’s hearing what she wants to hear, she said the neighbors reported a party — they did.  The police didn’t confirm a huge party, but who knows what they are willing to give out as far as information. They also didn’t confirm that it was a group of boy/men playing Xbox (which happens with my husband and son almost every weekend he’s home from college)  Either way I still wonder how these two young children went to sleep and stayed to sleep for that length of time. 

          I still wonder if Ayla was prescribed medication for pain for her broken arm and if so could there had been an overdose?  It does happen and not always on purpose. Hopefully they have checked the dosages left in the bottle and when it was prescribed.

        • OldWench

          Oh…I think I understand now.

          Mom decides to quit drinking and seeks help to stop = bad mom

          Dad decides to have a party and drink enough so he neglects checking on his daughter and she disappears while he’s passed out = good dad

          Gotcha

          • Anonymous

            never said he was a good dad.  In fact, I think this poor little girl got screwed in the parent department big time.  I was just pointing out that you tend to take assumptions against the dad for facts and give the mom the benefit of the doubt.  

          • OldWench

            Assumptions?  

            Am I assuming that Ayla was in her father’s care when she vanished?  Nope, that is a fact released by law enforcement.

            Am I assuming that Ayla vanished from her father’s home?  Nope, that is a fact released by law enforcement.

            Am I assuming that Ayla’s father put her to bed at around 8pm and didn’t check on her again until after 9am the next morning?  Nope, that is a fact released by law enforcement.

            Am I assuming that Ayla’s arm was broken while with her father?  Nope, that is a fact released by law enforcement.

            Am I assuming that the father’s neighbors reported he had a party the night the night before he reported Ayla missing?  Nope, that was reported by the Waterville newspaper who interviewed the neighbors.

            Am I assuming that the police verified that there were other people in the house that night who did not live there?  Nope, the Waterville newspaper reported this was verified by the police.

            Am I assuming that the father does not want media attention on this case?  Nope, he specifically said in his second statement that he doesn’t want media hype.

            So what, exactly, is it that I am supposedly “assuming?”

          • Anonymous

            You are assuming that he drank that night.  Also that he drank enough to pass out.

          • OldWench

            Whatever the cause…he told police he didn’t check on his daughter AT ALL for 13 hours.  I guess he was playing tiddly winks.

  • OldWench

    Oh the irony of this comment…

  • Anonymous

    People with narcissism have the ability to cry and cry. They use I statements. When both parents hit the streets I will see them as credible. Lets see them both take polygraphs and go door to door begging for their baby back, start acting like parents who just lost their baby.

  • Anonymous

    Is there any logic or reason to this tragic event?  What are you talking about…Is she missing something that you or your “friends” have posted that you know to be logical and reasonable?  Keep on shining OldWench — your entitled to you opinions and to express them.

  • PaulNotBunyan

    Who says both parents haven’t been given polygraph tests? Who says the police didn’t question everyone who was in that house the night before? I guess some of these posters assume the police haven’t done certain things unless they are reported in the news. Try assuming the other way around. You can figure the cops have treated a lot of people as possible suspects and offered polygraph tests to them. If you live anywhere near a house where something like this happens, plan on a few police interviews. If you were actually inside that house the day before, you might as well take a week off from work,

  • Anonymous

    I am so glad I don’t have cable or satellite. From what I have seen, Nancy Grace is a disgrace. Why should anyone feel he has to go on her show in an effort to show innocence? Or any show, for that matter?

    Polygraphs are not admissible in criminal court, so taking one would not be productive. I certainly would never take one, because I’m not going to take a chance that the person administering it or interpreting the results would get it wrong.

    • OldWench

      If my child were kidnapped I’d be demanding to take one so the focus would be directed at finding them.  I wouldn’t hesitate for a second. 

      • Tyke

        … and when this notoriously inaccurate test showed you were guilty when you knew you were not, what then?

        It would be very dumb for an innocent person to volunteer for a lie detector test, especially when they are so deeply emotionally involved and could easily register false readings.

        • OldWench

          It wouldn’t show me as guilty because I would not be afraid of any question asked to me and wouldn’t have anything to hide.  If I were ever accused of something I’d ask to take one to prove my innocence.

          • Tyke

            Your answer simply demonstrates that you have no idea what you are writing about.

            People under distress, including distress because their child is missing and they are just plain afraid, can give false positives on lie detectors all the time.

            OTOH psychopaths who are guilty can often pass a lie detector test with flying colors.

  • Anonymous

    this is turning into a media circus almost like the florida case he and casey make a good pair 

  • OldWench

    Okay…WTH…the father sat down with another reporter to talk…but wouldn’t go on camera.  What he says is bizarre.

    http://www.wgme.com/news/top-stories/stories/wgme_vid_10438.shtml 

    • Anonymous

      OldWench, he has been on this site reading, posting and finding out how to avoid being further detected as dishonest…

      • OldWench

        If that’s the case he must think people are really, really stupid.

      • Anonymous

        That’s quite an accusation.  How do you know that to be true ?

        • OldWench

          People on here complain about him hiding and not talking, notice there are no photos of Ayla with him…he talks and releases photos.  People on here talk about the neighbor reports of a party that night and a few keep saying they think someone took Ayla to keep her safe….and lo and behold…he denies having a party and latches on to the idea most people who post favorable to him are talking about.  He’s reading here (or someone in his family is) and maybe they’re posting.  

          He needs to tell the police what happened.

        • Anonymous

          wow really

    • Anonymous

      Why the “WTH” outrage?  He invited a reporter to his home.  He said much the same thing as he did on the Today show.  His statements on the wgme site are not quotes – they are not in quotation marks which is the common denotation of quoted words.  What is bizarre?  He doesn’t want to be on camera – so what?  Why are you so intent on crucifying this guy?  No one, including the authorities apparently, has enough evidence to charge and convict anyone at this point.

      • OldWench

        This part:

        He told us, quote, “Ayla probably thinks this is some sort kind of a game.  She adapts real well.  I have to believe she is being cared for.  And I’m sure she has adapted to this situation.”

      • Anonymous

        If he has nothing further to contribute then why bother to invite the press into his house?  He stayed silent for two weeks and now he decides to do back to back interviews both in which he says he doesn’t know anything — why bother?  When the mother was making her media rounds she was berated for it.

    • Anonymous

      Again my comment got removed but you cansee they are back and continuing to fight for the dad.  It does not make sense, he basically says he knew who did it but why wont he say it to police.  EIther way when they find out he will lose her and not only that he will go to jail

  • Anonymous

    Reply error.

  • Anonymous

    I am very pleased that Mr. Dipietro came forward and spoke to the media.  I had a sneaking suspicion that his lawyers were keeping him from doing so.  Now that i have heard his interview and multiple ones from the mother( who seems to be everywhere) now, my opinion has changed slightly.  I still believe that the father knows that someone who didnt believe the child was either safe in his care or should be in his care, took her. I also believe that this little girl is safe somewhere and alive.  It did seem that the father was doing his best to keep things together during his interview on NBC.  He seemed very guarded with his answers but i am sure his lawyers were not far away.  I could actually see pain in his eyes and hear it in his voice, something i have NOT seen in the mother’s.  I am concerned that someone that was there that night must have been close with the mother and that possibly felt that they were doing the right thing in taking the little girl and putting her in hiding.  Again, this is in no way to accuse anyone, but just my speculation into it.  I am sure that police have interviewed more than once everyone that was at that house the night she went missing and i am also sure they are trying to find hard evidence of who has her.  There has been no physical evidence to make anyone think otherwise.  I hope and pray i am right in my heartfelt feelings here.  The person who took Ayla must know they are facing severe criminal charges but they also should realize that coming forward now rather than later and expressing to the police and public why they took her is the best and right thing to do for this little girl.  God knows i have not been the best parent, but i have tried to do what was right.  I never abused my children, and that doesnt seem to be the case here either.  Neglect may be a part of this but let the authorities take care of that.  There are literally thousands of people that have seen this precious little girl who would be only too happy to give her the love and home she needs if that is deemed necessary.  PLEASE bring AYLA to safety, a church, a hospital, a fire station or have someone bring her to the police.

  • Anonymous

    I was sure my post was deleted once again but i noticed now the link for MORE comments…I am very pleased that i could speak my opinion as so many others do.

  • Tom Russell

    I said before and am going to say it again, there is something very peculiar about the mother and her demeanor.  Not saying she is guilty of taking her daughter, but what with the custody battle going on and her reactions, something not right here.

  • Anonymous

    Why is it necessary to attack people?  This is not just directed to  just you, guest709, it includes any posts I made that were rude or attacking in nature.

    This is becoming so junior high in the way people are reacting to others and what and how they post. Let’s ALL show some respect here. It is okay to agree to disagree without resorting to nasty tactics, yanno?

    • Anonymous

      Thanks for the back to reality check. I’ve let myself get irritated too and said less than constructive things. It gets hard to stay cool when you get the blog equivalent of someone screaming in your face every time you post. A better choice would be to walk away and let it be. You are absolutely correct though. This is a horrible situation and taking frustrations out in this forum is tacky indeed. I apologize if I’ve hurt feelings in my own reactions and for feeding the negativity.

  • Paka

    Both Parents and all family are concerned at this time and for credible on both sides Mother and Father is not what is important. We as the people cannot judge others but can only hope and pray for the best. 

  • Guest

    Notice the mom’s crocodile tears? Also I hate how that Nancy Grace is always male bashing and made all sorts of unfair and overly subjective comments about the dad “Hiding”. I mean there are lots of reasons why a  parent would want to stay away from people at a time like that. For one thing he may have been overwhelmed and confused as to what the right thing to do was. Personally I can not say 100% that I think either parent is innocent or guilty. But the more I watch the mom’s “acting” it is giving me huge red flags.  In the video above she reminds me of some people that would fake cry their way to what ever they wanted. I also grew up in Maine and I know this is going to sound mean but a lot of Mainers are two faced and can put on a very good act. Sure Mainers are known for their being able to be nicer than people from other states but at the same time I’ve constantly been back stabbed by people who convinced me they were totally innocent and trustworthy. I’m not saying all Mainers are like that but I’ve met enough two faced fakes in Maine to know crocodile tears when I see it.  I’m not saying the dad is without suspicion either.  Then it doesn’t help when you have reverse bigots like Nancy Grace in her interview last week throwing fuel on the “We all hate men” fire.

    • Anonymous

      How do come to the conclusion that the “MOM” is acting?

    • Anonymous

      Nancy Grace doesn’t hate all men, she hates criminals – male or female. I’ve seen her be vicious to bad mothers AND fathers.  Her fiance was murdered so she is disgusted by violent abusers.  Do you remember her bashing of Tot Mom – Casey Anthony???

    • Anonymous

      Good Lord — another mother basher on BDN imagine that!

  • Guest

    Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith said this song was about troubled relationships between parents and their children. The title says it all : (  Pale Shelter –  http://youtu.be/l_kN_DJQJ3U

  • Anonymous

    whether its the mom or dad that is guilty or someone outside the family, the important thing is that the beautiful child is found safe and sound.  We all have our opinions, right or wrong but that is the important thing.  For me the mother seems like she is hiding something but that may be wrong.. Either way, that child needs to be found safe and sound. That is what counts most.

  • Anonymous

    One of the things that bothers me is that the mother reported that the father texted her saying that he feared the child would be abducted.  The mother surely wouldn’t lie about something that is so easily verified. It makes me wonder why the father would text such a thing.  Was he trying to terrify the  mother or is he somehow involved with people who would abduct a child? If he was thinking that the child would be abducted why wouldn’t he go to the police with this information?  Was he trying to set up the blame for something happening to the baby?

    • Anonymous

      That part troubles my mind as well.  What I have come up with, and like everything else on this board is pure speculation, what if he somehow got wind of a plan by the mother or someone close to her to do such a thing?  And this was his way of telling her he was on to her?

  • Anonymous

    Justin says in his second interview; “Ayla probably thinks this is some sort of game.  She adapts real well.  And I’m sure she has adapted to this situation.”

    A you kidding me?  This little girl hasn’t seen her mother in some time (either because she was kept from seeing her because as Trista says Justin is verbally abusive and vindictive — maybe he felt he had all the power and wasn’t going to let her see Ayla who knows, or maybe Trista chose not to see Ayla) Then she has been taken from the dad’s house — Is he kidding me that Ayla might see this as a game — she’s been taken from everyone she knows and she’s just little.  You can’t be serious to think that she doesn’t care that she isn’t surrounded by those that she is familiar with. Game — Really?

    • Anonymous

      His statement bothered me too. It’s as if he knows who has the baby.  If my child went missing, I would be fearing the worst (pedophile/murderer), I wouldn’t assume that my child would adapt to being kidnapped.

  • OldWench

    Grandfather is about to be on Headline News right now.

  • Theresa Michaud

    My sincere apologies to one and all for being a bebe to the blog.  I can see how one can be easily drawn into this.  I certainly have lived up to my self-anointed title of being master of one immune to logic or reason.  Most all would agree that there is no one in this world that possesses less logic or reason than myself.  Open mouth, insert foot.  :0  No one does it better than me.  It comes naturally now I’m afraid to say,  however painful,  a harsh reality.     On a more positive note,  there is still hope for Ayla, and I hope she is safe and sound and that she never, ever, remembers what was done to her.

  • OldWench

    Neither parent spoke to the national press today, and as a result there is very little media coverage on this story.  That means Ayla’s photo has hardly been shown today.  This is exactly why the best thing for parents and family members to do is to make media appearances.  This story has fallen from the front page of the BDN online news site.  

  • OldWench

    Another Statement Analysis for anyone who found them interesting.  This is regarding the local newspaper interview the father gave after appearing on the Today show.

    http://seamusoriley.blogspot.com/2012/01/baby-ayla-cover-up-of-crime.html 

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