Comments for: Ayla Reynold’s father attends Waterville vigil in honor of missing toddler

Posted Jan. 17, 2012, at 8:25 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 27, 2012, at 1:56 p.m.

WATERVILLE | No amount of attention is too much attention when it comes to Ayla Reynolds, the missing toddler whose blue eyes, smiling face and blond hair are recognized throughout Maine and far beyond. That’s the theory under which members of the Waterville community gathered Tuesday night for a …

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  • I hope this poor girl comes homes soon. God watch over her.

    • Anonymous

      Amen!

    • Guest

      Please read the OPEN LETTER to Justin DiPietro which is way at the bottom……(snakey boy)

      • Anonymous

        I don’t see the Open Letter you’re referring to… has it been removed?

        • Guest

        • Anonymous

          yes it has been removed but I sadly enough have it in my inbox since it was a reply to my comment yesterday. trust me you’re not missing anything.

          • Anonymous

            Thanks… I was looking to see whatever it was but didn’t see anything. Glad to know that I didn’t miss much!

          • Guest

            I see you are not a believer……29 =11……..4+4+2010=11…….12/17=11……..4433 = multiples of 11  (longitude of Waterville)…………….and the comments were perhaps flagged cause I said I felt the pajamas (may) be reference to PRINCESS (Diana)  who was murdered  because of 11……and one thing…VULTURES snatch babies from nests…..like on 10/17/11………on 10/16/11,    Maine lotto brings in 291…..and 4343……address ??   and longitude maybe ?        we will soon see……polygraph or not…….

    • Guest

      Gee, that comment way down at the bottom of the page on 11’s was GREAT……better watch it, DiPietro……

  • Anonymous

    Dear God,
    Please bring baby Ayla home to her loved ones safe and sound. This has been way too long for her to be away and she needs to come home.
    Amen (will pray for you everyday angel!)

    • Anonymous

      I like it.

      • Anonymous

        Thank you!! The poor girl just needs to come home and theirs nothing else to be said about the situation. My heart breaks everyday when I turn on my computer and this baby is still missing.

        • Anonymous

          Mine too. I am sick of reading about missing children, mothers killing their children and leaving them roadside, fathers killing his children after years of domestic violence. These crimes on children must stop. As long as we keep turning these animals into overnight celebrities (casey anthony) we are going to have more of this.

          I pray for this little girl. The fact they have not found her yet is comforting in one way and that is atleast we still have hope that she is alive.

          • annie

            this is so true.  I wonder what the world is coming too.  These cases happen all to often, seems almost everyday.

          • Anonymous

            You are so right… this kind of thing is happening more and more often.  I don’t like seeing this become so “commonplace.”  Sadly I think people are becoming desensitized to it.   Casey Anthony… a celebrity? Ugh… gag me. 

            There are just so many situations happening like this anymore that the media can’t keep them in the spotlight for very long.  That’s why it is so very important for the parents to get media attention immediately and try to hang onto it as long as they can. When the media loses interest so does the rest of the world.  

  • annie

    This is a vigil in Waterville that was organized not by the parents.  T-shirts and fliers are being made not by the parents.  Something just doesn’t add up.  AM I missing something?

    • Anonymous

      No – I think you summed it up well. We know there is something amiss here. I hope and pray for the police to find the right information to bring this case to justice. Casey Anthony started something and I know she may be proud of that, but omg people will pay when they meet their maker.

    • BJ Kitchin

      I don’t think they can do it alone.  I am greatly encouraged to see our community offer such an outpouring of support.

  • Anonymous

    Let’s assume he is innocent as we should. His world is upside down, an absolute living nightmare. I can’t imagine what he must be going through now or at this vigil.

    • Anonymous

      As the days go by and Ayla remains missing and his behavior, his demeanor, his early unwillingness to participate in anything to find Ayla- vigils, media attention, etc.., his “misunderstandings” of police instructions, his mother’s “misunderstanding” of police instruction, his conflicting words – on one hand he’s saying he wants the media to continue to follow Ayla’s story but when they are right there at his fingertips he walks by, and the changes to his mother’s account of where she was on the night in question as well as who was at the home that night and more all make him and his mother look like they know more than they are saying…  

      I think if there is something we learned from the Casey Anthony case is that some people can be guilty as sin and get away with anything, including and up to murder for no logical reason.  In my book that doesn’t mean they’re innocent.  Some people are never even charged with a crime simply because there is no body and no eye witnesses to a crime. The fact that the prosecutor makes a decision not to charge or prosecute someone does not make a guilty person innocent – sometimes it just means if they believe the child is deceased at the hands of a parent they know they will need ALL THE EVIDENCE they can garner or someone may just get away with murder. This is one crime that they only get to try ONCE. Not to say this is a murder because we don’t know but it isn’t looking good as time passes with no word about Ayla having been seen with a friend, a relative or someone not cracking who knows where she is.

      The way I see it the baby was in her father’s care and he calmly says he doesn’t know what happened right from the beginning? I find that unusual even if he wasn’t involved because his casual accounting of that night is off balance, inappropriate to the situation.  I just don’t see how can he be considered completely innocent and devoid of any responsibility for her disappearance when it was clearly his responsibility to keep her safe when she was in his care. At the very least he is guilty of failing to keep his baby safe… most father’s I know would NOT be saying it’s not their fault under these circumstances.

      • Obamaout2012

        Maybe he is just not a bright man…maybe he doesn’t feel a father’s love for his child….maybe he was stoned out of his mind and can’t remember…..How does a 20 month old baby with a cast on walk out of the house in the cold in the dark….I don’t believe that’s what happened.  There is a case with a drunk mother and a baby not seen since 10:30 PM…. that sounds eerily like this one and that child is still missing….Lisa Irwin in Missouri. 

        • Anonymous

          Yeah, you could be right about him not being too bright and maybe not feeling a father’s love.  That’s real sad if that’s the problem and I think it’s more than that.  

          There are posters in these forums who have criticized the mother for keeping the baby in the media and who believe she is somehow responsible.  The problem with this ridiculous theory is that right from the start the Justin would not talk to her.  If he even thought she had something to do with it – she or any of her friends or relatives – he would have not only have talked to her immediately, he would have been on her like flies on poop!  Instead he acted like he already knew that Trista and those close to her had nothing to do with Ayla’s disappearance.  I don’t care what he thought the cops said… he could have asked Trista if she knew where the baby was.  In all this time he’s never done that.  

          What that means to me is that he knows more than he is saying.  He personally ruled out (by his refusal to talk to the family) that Trista and her family had anything to do with Ayla’s disappearance right from the start.   The only way he could have actually known in the very beginning that Trista didn’t know was if he knew who did know who took Ayla and where she was. That’s is a guilty reaction if I ever saw one.  

          Even an uncaring father, an unintelligent one, a drunk or drug addict would be talking (if not screaming) at the mother and her family if there was even the remotest chance that they had her.  And, anyone would do this right in the beginning at least if only to take the spotlight of suspicion off of himself.   

  • Wow, you need a life.

    I am suprised this comment is being reviewed, it was odd but I am not sure why it would be offensive.

  • The distance from Waterville to Kennebunk is in excess of 74 miles. But hey good attempt at manipulating numbers for your benefit. May I ask where you got your degree in wizardry?

    Was it at 7[11]? See I can play too

  • Anonymous

    Wow, you win. This is hands down the best post I’ve read in the BDN comments.

    • Anonymous

      I thought it was rather funny, really dopey, but funny! It reminded me of my son who has a real knack for saying incredibly dumb and unrelated things in serious moments to lighten the mood.

  • Anonymous

    I have followed this story from the start and have prayed for this little girls safe return!  I have tried keep an open mind and not draw any conclusions or put the blame on anyone but I now believe that a close member of the family knows where Ayla is and what happened to her. 

  • Anonymous

    Tin foil hats are cheap to make and they work.

  • Anonymous

    If anyone family or otherwise knows anything, it would be pretty intimidating to come forward now, after all this time.  They’d have the book thrown at them.  The whole thing is tragic and all the while there’s this little girl… somewhere.

  • Did he shave and get a haircut?

  • Anonymous

    you know aylas father he attend the vigil and if he did something to a girl the truth will come out but when it comes how he will look at opinion

  • Anonymous

    And tomorrow’s headline will read “mother of missing tot Ayla Reynolds to attend bigger vigil than the father did”. Here’s an idea, encourage people to attend the vigils for your child, not pat yourself on the back for going. Holy heck this is getting ridiculous. As if attendance one way or another means a darn thing in regards to what happened to Ayla. I can’t presume to know, but both of the parents are damned and accused no matter what they do or don’t do. So many body language/speech/behavioral experts here, it’s AMAZING we still have unsolved crimes.

    • Anonymous

      Your right, everytime one does something the other has to go one better, Justin takes a polygraph, now Trista is taking one…next it will be the vigil.
      I dont know who is to blame, (though it will all come out in time), but Trista bad mouthing Justin, and Justin keeping on the down low, isnt helping either of them….time to join together guys, and find your little girl……hopefully alive!!

    • Anonymous

      or mom will be asking why was she not asked to attend.

  • Anonymous

    Please, let’s just take a moment to ask she be returned whether alive or dead. Closure needs to happen one way or the other.

  • Anonymous

    Someone obviously knows what happened.  Man/Woman UP! 

  • Anonymous

    Speaking to the Daily News, Reynolds said DiPietro sent her a text
    message days before Ayla disappeared stating that he was worried someone
    might take her. She said he had made similar statements in the past.

    “He always thought that I would be the one to take her,” Reynolds
    said. “I always wondered why he was so scared about that … I never went
    to get her because I thought she was okay and well cared for.”

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