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WATERVILLE, Maine — A 20-month-old Maine girl who has been missing for three weeks broke her arm in November when her father, who was carrying groceries in one arm and her in the other, accidentally slipped and fell on top of her, he said. Justin DiPietro… Read More
  • Anonymous

    Well, alrighty then

  • Anonymous

    Anyone want to buy a bridge in Brooklin? Does anyone believe that?

    • Anonymous

      There’s one for sale in Brooklyn, too, or so I’ve heard …

    • Anonymous

      You might need to find more then one bridge to sell…

      • Anonymous

        Sorry to hear that you believe him.

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  • Anonymous

    The guys found his fame!  Why explain the broken arm?  Explain your child not being found for over a month.  If he’s going to feel the need to explain the broken arm why didn’t he explain why he didn’t take Alya to her appointment with the specialist on that Friday. Funny in a way that his mom and sister are his witnesses to the fall as well as to the events of that night.  The broken arm probably was an accident — but you don’t accidentially not check on your child for 13 hours — or the other childs mother not check on her child or the grandmother not check on either child.

  • Anonymous

    hmmm, took her to the hospital the next day.  You really have to wonder about people.  

    • sassyfrazz

      There are many parents who don’t rush their kids into an ER the moment they have an injury – just as there are those who foolishly panic over the slightest bruise.  No parent is perfect all the time.

      If people just hushed up and let the police do their investigation, shrews like Nancy Grace and other media ‘infotainment’ outlets wouldn’t whip the general public into such a ridiculously accusatory state to the point where anyone has to make any ‘statement’ about anything.

      I hope that baby has been taken somewhere safe, and that this isn’t just an incredibly diabolical ploy for publicity, but until facts come out about it, I guess I’ll reserve judgement about everything, including whether his decision to take the baby to the ER before her arm started swelling was just or not.

      • Anonymous

        I thoroughly DESPISE Nancy Grace.  She is a horrible, horrible person.

        • Anonymous

          I compare her to Rush Limbaugh, Big mouth and doesn’t want to hear  the truth.

        • Anonymous

          I’ve always watched Nancy Grace, buy lately she seems one sided!! The mother is perfect for being a alcohic and needing rehab!! And just bash the father! i still think the mom had someone take her!! Cant wait til they find her and the mother goes to jail!!

          • Anonymous

            What do you mean “lately”? Nancy “dis”-Grace has always been biased.

          • Anonymous

            Ayla’s mother doesn’t come across as being a mastermind.  Doubt she was able to convince someone to go into that house and take Ayla.  Someone in that house had to have gotten up before 9 o’clock in the morning.  Perhaps if they’d checked on her they would have gotten the police out looking for her earlier. But, in this household they obviously aren’t concerned enough to check on their children.

          • OldWench

            I work with alcoholics and addicts.  Misery loves company…and people who have substance abuse problems tend to get into relationships with fellow substance abusers.  They certainly aren’t typically hanging around with devout Christians who abstain from substances and got to church every week and do bible studies in their spare time.

    • Anonymous

      he took her the next day WHEN HE SAW IT WAS SWELLING….that is pretty normal…

      • Anonymous

        No its not normal, you go when its happens on a kid.  Adults its normal

        • Tyke

          bull

          If you ran to the emergency room every time a small child got a bump or bruise you’d be practically living there.

          • OldWench

            This wasn’t a “bump or bruise,” though.  Ayla’s father is very tall and appears to be pretty solidly built.  He’s probably around 200lbs, give or take.  When you fall, you fall with all of your weight, and he fell on top of a then 19 month old baby.  They both would have hit the floor very hard.  Not only could she have broken a bone, she could have hit her head very hard.  Anytime a child hits their head that hard you need to have them seen right away to make sure they don’t have a concussion.  You don’t ever mess around with head trauma.

        • Anonymous

          looks like your not getting as many likes as mags 62 i also agree with her

      • Anonymous

        ya it can be normal, my mom got a hairline crack on her foot did not know it till hours later think the next day she went to e.r and they put a cast on her foot (she was preggo with me when it happend) and the hairline crack caused no pain just some swelling.

        • OldWench

          It depends on where the fracture or break is.  The forearm is actually usually really painful.  The top of your foot would be less painful because of the difference in patterns of movement.  The swelling happens right away, though, especially if no ice is applied to keep the swelling down.  

  • Anonymous

    Are the pictures of Ayla current or a few months old? Is there a difference in the length of her hair? Would her face have thinned out from the time these were taken? Would she still need the cast or might her arm have healed enough to be without it? If someone is reading this post that knows, maybe the media could state that so that people would envision her as she was when she was taken. If these are current pictures then no need. What states would the associates of the families be in other than Maine? The ones that are under suspicion.

    • Guest

      Are the pictures of Ayla current or a few months old? Is there a difference in the length of her hair? Would her face have thinned out from the time these were taken? Would she still need the cast or might her arm have healed enough to be without it? If someone is reading this post that knows, maybe the media could state that so that people would envision her as she was when she was taken. If these are current pictures then no need. What states would the associates of the families be in other than Maine? The ones that are under suspicion.
      ********************************************************************
      The photo that BDN keeps posting appears to be that of a child about 13 months of age. She is still teething as evidenced by the large saliva stainon the front of her pink shirt at the collar. Height, facial structure, amount of teeth and length of hair all indicate a child much younger that 20 months. I have read that other newspapers have published newer photos of Ayla, I just don’t know why the BDN insists on being anal by not posting more up-to-date photos.

  • Anonymous

    No one wants to find fame this way. He explained the broken arm because so many have speculated that he abused her. Folks, babies do get broken bones. Play advocate for one second … what if this were you … how would you be feeling right now? You were asking him to explain his child not being found for over a month. Because someone took her. He could not have hidden the smell of a corpse or body fluids in his car or home. The cars would not have been returned if there had been any signs in them. The carpet of the home would have been cut out and taken in. Is there a place where you can sign up to volunteer to help locate her? If you become part of the solution you will have a whole different feeling. You will learn more and get a better feel of what really happened.

    • Anonymous

      If you know what happened to her tell the police.  Is he involved, because the stories dont add up

      • Guest

        Everyone got the brush-off when they called the cops…

    • Anonymous

      You seem to have a detailed grasp of gruesome details, Bud.

      • Anonymous

        Too much HBO.

    • Anonymous

      As I said, a child with a fracture will make a loud fuss. Since the dad knew “he fell” on top of Ayla, he should have suspected she needed medical care. I don’t say he should have guessed she sustained a fracture since he never claimed to have any type of medical education. However, it wouldn’t require an advanced education to guess the child was hurt beyond his capabilities to care for her. If the facts were otherwise, I’d advocate for Mr. DiPietro. However, his own words work against him.

      • BJ Kitchin

        @66readerwriter (aka some real person?) Depends on the nature of the fracture. A break can be anything from a hairline fracture (a thin break in the bone) to the bone that’s snapped in two pieces like a broken tree branch. In fact there are medical specialists trained to diagnose such things (aka pretty advanced education).  And as you might well surmise, the nature of the fracture is somewhat related to the pain felt. I’d go on but I suspect rational explanations don’t get much traction in the comments section of the BDN.  All fractures are casted.

        I have many children myself and we in fact had a young child who broke his forearm to the point where it looked like he had two wrists.  He never cried until they tried to run an IV. I cried before he did and he was 5.

        Apparently what does require an advanced education is to comment in the BDN’s comment section using ones real name, civility and rational thinking. I don’t know why I look down here ever. It’s as if people who are likely good caring people otherwise, get behind anonymity and turn into trolls here.  I do wish the BDN would either moderate these with community managers or shut the thing off.

        • Tyke

          The soft cast and the fact that it didn’t need to be set indicates a VERY minor, possibly hairline, fracture.

          • Guest

            Bullcrap……my arm fracture was in a soft cast because orthopeodics closed at 500 pm on Friday for the weekend, and I presented at 555 pm……missed them by +55 mins…..On Monday I was so drugged by pills (pain) that I could not make it in for my hard cast at the time I was given…..and, INDICATES is a word which you must use CAREFULLY…..and KNOWINGLY….please….

          • Tyke

            Bullcrap right back attcha

            Soft casts for very young children who are prone to not following any kind of instructions and easy re-injury are indicative of different things than soft casts on allegedly adult persons.

            Also the child’s soft cast was put on by the specialist, not as a stop gap while waiting to see one.

        • Guest

          You are correct in 95% of your post.
          The other 5% is your naivete of some of the trolls and loudmouths on these sites. Try the Boston Herald, or better yet the NY Post for a real initiation, then you’ll come to appreciate the relative friendliness(?)here. 
          But I also have to suspect you are not new….. (I’m getting jaded)  :-|

          • BJ Kitchin

            I’m not new.  I am aware of the trolling in all news paper comment sections.  I generally do not participate, I do read down here from time to time though I rarely ever comment.  It’s most always disappointing, like driving by a car crash and you know you shouldn’t look but you do anyway, and the site of the pain stains you mind and stays with you.

            I study technology and social media.  I understand online community management.  There is no community management in comments sections like these beyond the LIKE (button), the FLAG function and some loosely enforced guidelines.  Which leaves it to be a land with few rules, little reason, and an atrophy of civility, in my opinion.  Thanks for the note Buz.

          • Guest

            And thank you for being one of the few that’s both civil and intelligent here.  Too often, it’s just a  poor form of entertainment but can be amusing.  ;-)

          • Guest

            If you rarely comment,  I am curious as to why not…..you seem to be quite the judge and consider yourself expert……in some very dry stuff…..why do you not (lower yourself )  a bit, and jump into the MUD with us ??   Afraid you will get your crown dirty ??  LOL…

          • BJ Kitchin

            Looks like I jumped into the mud here.  Sorry to see your apparent joy in throwing it.  Warm regards.  I pray things here end with Ayla safe.

        • Guest

          Your child did not cry, but Ayla screamed “bloody murder”  (Trista)……so, moot point……it really does not matter which user name folks use….in fact, secrecy does, indeed, promote an authentic and TRUE narrative….If one was required to use one’s surname, nobody would put themselves out there……feelings, are not to be defended, nor explained, judged…..feelings are simply feelings…..You may be a Libra, they abhor conflicts of any kind….truth be told,  what is not good for you may be okay for others…..sounds like you wish us to live in a police state….censorship, monitors, etc…..too bad for you….this is not China….may you have a peaceful night……

      • pavint46

         A child cries when hurt but it does not mean that anything was broken and yes he should have taken her to the hospital but does anyone rush a child to the hospital every time it gets hurt??

        • Guest

          My daughter cried once and pointed to her leg….she was crying badly, I saw ZERO on the leg , NOTHING…..it was 1130 pm, I still took her to the hospital ER…..they said it was (possible ) spider bite (based on level of pain)…they could find no mark , either, just a bit of red…..When it comes time for my grandbabies to be born,  Miss Kelli will remember (with a smile)  that 5.99 can of SPIDER SPRAY  I bought for her……and the 11th hour BACK-UP I provided………….LOL…

      • Guest

        I agree……and do not FORGET that Phoebe DiPietro was quick to point out the JUSTIN hurt his WRIST in the fall……..in doing so, she is focusing on Justin, defending, sympathetic to Justin…..which tends to minimize the baby..(sublety)…..This is the type of mom who would COVER, yes, COVER for Justin…..whatever the cost…..

    • Anonymous

      I feel the same way: Am sorry he felt he had to defend himself. He has enough anguish without any more being added.  How many mistakes did we ever make as young parents? Can’t even begin to imagine all the “What if’s?” that had to have gone through his head. My thoughts and prayers are with him and everybody else involved.

      • Guest

        Oh, excuse, please, while I cry a river for Justin…….

    • Guest

      Everybody is working on this night and day…..and if your (better feel) is limited to the fact that this incident happened inside this home (as Justin reports),  then, I do not know what I can say to you…..I, for one, think the place was CLEAN of scents, etc. because it is NOT the scene….frankly, I believe the autos were returned for a different reason, and not the one you may think…..just for starters, a child with a soft cast could not be WRENCHED into onesie pajamas…I cannot even get my kids into those pajamas and both their arms are fine….the message on the pajamas was calculated, and went out for (a) reason…..The LIVE tv interview that Justin did on air contained subtle messages and words to be delivered…Justin said he was “too emotional” to deal with verbal explanations soon after the crime….but the USMC sticker on his truck belies this………Justin says “law enforcement had asked him not to go in front of media , so as not to compromise this case”……the case is STILL OPEN, but yet he is NOW going to the media….you are making excuses and defending, and talking of no smells (corpses) and no evidences in that house, but you are ASSUMING that the deed occurred where he and his family said so…….Listen up…….not ONE person in my family would HESITATE to put their butt on the LINE for me…….all of those people on the night before were THERE for a REASON…..to establish an aliby…….( ” she is my everything, she is my daughter, my whole WORLD….”  ).–DiPietro on LIVE interview……..Just in case you do not get it,  I am focusing on the word WORLD……There is a lot I cannot write in this comment cause you would just not get it…..your mind seems closed…..the reason this is not closed is cause people are using their eyes and ears……My dad taught me to NEVER DO THAT……….cause it is HOW (they) FOOL us…….period……..keep praying…….I am late paying my tithes, but will pay in the morning, first thing….The Bible says if we (obey, and trust)  then the WINDOWS of heaven will OPEN…….it is a promise……we love you, Ayla……you were born with MARS in LEO and we know you are coming back to us……xoxoxoxoxo

      • Anonymous

        You have put a lot of thought into this and you,  like a lot of us are very passionate especially when it comes to children. You have valid points. We are all in the dark here. It’s all just suspicion or personal opinion until proven otherwise. Just opinion. I like to hope the parents had nothing to do with these disappearances. Time will tell.

    • Anonymous

      My gut tells me he didn’t do it and doesn’t know exactly who did it or what they have done since, but he has some idea what happened and the sooner investigators rule each possibility out the sooner we’ll find out if Ayla, hopefully alive and well, is coming home.

    • OldWench

      Looks like grandmother was NOT even home the night Ayla vanished.

      http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/08/us/maine-missing-toddler/

  • Anonymous

    As expected, the daily milking of a tragedy for pageviews.  Commenters rejoice!

    Non-story, non-news.

  • Anonymous

    I’m still trying to understand how one doesn’t check on a child this young for the length of time that went by through the night…

    • Anonymous

      Exactly time seems to go by a lot before this person does anything. Both facts from this article and the previous ones. 

    • Guest

      Just maybe a good night’s sleep w/o a cry for water from an 20 month old (which would usually sleep the night through) might be a reason NOT to check every half hour. I certainly didn’t have to with my two. 
      There is a lot that’s more than suspicious here, but after the first 20 months, any parent would welcome a normal night’s sleep.  The time for Monday morning quarterbacking hasn’t come yet…..Stay tuned and hold your judgment. Until then everybody can posit only speculation (although we thrive on that!)  :-)

      • Anonymous

        Well when I babysit my friend’s grandson , and I put him down for his morning nap, I check on him every 15 or 20 minutes to make sure he is ok.  When my nephews used to spend the week with us, I checked on them several times during the night, just to make sure they were ok, and their room was right next to mine, and I could hear them if they woke up at all. I find it hard to belived that the little girl slept around 12 hours without waking up at all.

        • Guest

          Thanks for your reply, Lady.
          Everyone has different parenting (or babysitting) skills and I will attempt to clarify mine:
          I am the second oldest of 7 and a parent of two. During the first year I’d watch ’em like a hawk because of the whole SIDS thing. It was easy to do during the day, but the nights were rough on our sleeping (as any parent knows).  At 20 months though, it seems to me a bit paranoid to check more that once per night. As to the 12 hour sleep, I wasn’t there so I can only discuss my experience. Twelve hrs is excessive….

    • Guest

      Maybe cause Ayla was NOT in the house that night….ya think ?

  • Anonymous

    Wow!!!! I can not believe this. “The system” failed this little one terribly!!!!! He falls on top of her, a grown man and doesn’t think it is warranted for a ER visit until the next day. If I fell on my baby the first thing I would do is take her to the doctor! Their bones are so fragile. He could have done internal damage. Poor Poor Poor baby! She should have been placed into a safer home sooner. 

    • Anonymous

      Exactly, i still think he did something to her but i best not say he did because then my comments get removed or certain commenters start on me about blaming the dad.  I feel bad for this little angel who is precious

    • Maybe he called her doctor? Doctors don’t always tell you to rush them to the ER. I call the doctor probably once a week for something on the phone and 9 times out of 10 they tell me to watch for symptoms and keep an eye on him! Don’t talk down when you don’t know the whole story!

      • Anonymous

        Talking down. I was not talking down. I simply implied the baby should have been taken to a hospital or doctor sooner. No doctor would say do not have the baby come in for examination if an estimated weight of the father is 130lbs fell on her. She obviously was in severe pain with a broken arm! And waiting a full day to get her to a doctor and or hospital is neglectful. And comparing a common cold symptoms to calling the doctor isn’t helping make your case. 

        • Anonymous

          You are wrong.  My two yr. old broke his arm early in the morning.  It was supper time when he was using his right arm to eat, he’s a leftie, that his mother and I realized something was wrong.  He never cried or complained.  His arm was broken in 3 places!   “She obviously was in severe pain with a broken arm!”  Maybe not.  That is as presumption on your part.  You are attributing your behavior onto that of a child.  You’ve no idea at all if she was in pain or not.  Just saying.

        • Den

          No. This is wrong. My son was pushed at daycare when he was four in a playground accident. He only cried for a minute before going to play again. The staff gave him a tylenol and we agreed to keep an eye on him until it was time to pick him up. There was no bruising or noticeable swelling and so my mother in law picked him up early and went visiting relatives. It wasn’t until nearly 8 hours later that he started truly crying and favoring it and it had only swelled a little bit. And yep, sure enough, it was broken – just didn’t show for several hours!

      • Anonymous

        At the time of the accident she’d only been with him a month…and the way it sounded she was going to go back to the mother after she had finished Rehab.  probably didn’t have a doctor to call in that area.

    • Anonymous

      Their bones are NOT so fragile.  In fact, infants and children have more pliable bones with thicker coverings than adults due to the fact that they are still growing and have not finished hardening yet.  I have a very good friend who would win a mother of the year award, but her daughter fell and only cried for a few minutes (which we attributed more to her being scared) and continued to use her arm normally the rest of the day.  It wasn’t until the NEXT day that she complained of pain and was babying that arm-which turned out to be broken.  How horrible that people want to jump to conclusions.  Especially those like you who spout off facts that aren’t even true to support your arguement.  

      • Anonymous

        “Although bone tissue itself contains no nociceptors, bone fracture is very painful for several reasons:[19]Breaking in the continuity of the periosteum, with or without similar discontinuity in endosteum, as both contain multiple nociceptors.Edema of nearby soft tissues caused by bleeding of torn periosteal blood vessels evokes pressure pain.Muscle spasms trying to hold bone fragments in placeDamage to adjacent structures such as nerves or vessels, spinal cord and nerve roots (for spine fractures), or cranial contents (for skull fractures) can cause other specific signs and symptoms.” Fact also fact a grown man fell on her! Whether or not he got medical attention for her or not that day that is on him. But I am sure someone will be looking into that fact. Fact didn’t check on her for over 10hours fact. [edit]

        • Anonymous

          I don’t understand what you’re getting at with your medical dictionary eplaination.  I never said a broken bone didn’t hurt.  But there are hairline fractures that can go unnoticed.  Also, the way he fell on her makes a difference.  A lot of people are talking like he did a full out body slam onto her.

          • OldWench

            Her arm would have swollen up a lot, and very quickly.  If they had of bothered to actually LOOK and check to see if she’d been hurt they would have noticed swelling.  With a fall like, a responsible parent would look immediately, apply ice and keep an eye on swelling and discoloration.  Also significant is the fact that they were told she might require surgery.  That indicates that it was more significant of an injury than people on here are trying to suggest.

          • Anonymous

            That is not always true!  Depending on the type of break, the body will react in accordance to this.  The child only had an air cast on!  She could have had a hairline fracture, as I had one as a child and all it felt was achy, not excrutiatingly painful with massive swelling.  We aren’t talking compound fractures with bone coming out of the skin or a disfiguring defect.  So he probably checked her out, didn’t see anything out of the ordinary, and that was that.  Probably thought she was more scared from the fall than hurt.  We don’t know what happened, yet everyone’s making comments like ‘Well, a GOOD parent would have….” or “He SHOULD have….” but NO ONE WAS THERE!!  How self-ritious to make these types of statements as if we all know what happened.  I haven’t read any part mentioning surgery, but in that case, surgery on children’s broken bones is usually determined by WHERE the break is.  If a certain type of fracture happens on a growth plate, then surgery is sometimes necessary because that’s where the growing happens and you don’t want this part to heal incorrectly because then the bone may not continue to grow and could be a different length than the unaffected arm.  Surgery in this case is more because of where the break happened, not how severe it is. I know this because my child broke a bone and the whole ‘is it a growth plate fracture and is surgery required’ part happened.  Also, a quick Google search will explain a whole lot of this so maybe people should do a little research before making their comments on here.

          • OldWench

            According to one of the articles it was reported that the family was told that she might need surgery and that was why she had to go see a bone specialist.  Her father chose the bone specialist in Portland.  Her appointment was the day before she was reported missing and he never took her to that appointment.  That is just one of the many things that points to that baby being neglected in her father’s care.

      • PERFECT EXAMPLE PEOPLE

      • Anonymous

        Their bones aren’t fragile, yet your friends daughter fell on her own and ended up with a broken bone. What??? Some of what you wrote doesn’t make sense nor is it relevant. Your friends child (who you didn’t use an age so there is no real reference point) fell and acted physically fine until the next day. This mans is saying he what, dropped her AND fell on her? I would think that warrents a trip to the doctor. I don’t want to speculate how heavy he is in relation to her but that’s quite a bit more serious than just falling off a couch.

    • I dont think that the story actually said HOW he fell on her. I mean Id think if any normal person fell directly ON her they MAY go to the ER I have fallen with my child (yes he is  not the only one!) but I barely touched her we all supect that he fell right on her I think if he did she probably would have had breathing issues and other injuries but lets face it if you have a kid and they hurt themselves do you call 911 or go right to the doctor? Prob not DHS would probably step in on those who do. Stop blaming him when we only get what the paper wants us to see

  • Guest

    Makes sense to me. I can easily see that happening.
    Now there’s one less thing for people to speculate about (although some are sure to continue).

    • Pon

      It does make sense that it COULD happen….my question is: Why didn’t he take her in immediately? If I had fallen on my baby, even if he LOOKS ok, I’d still get him checked out just in case. That part doesn’t make sense.

      • Anonymous

        well you must have really good insurance. because i know i wouldnt take my child to the ER if something wasnt truly wrong just because i cant afford it. How was he to know it was fractured? Props to him for taking her in when he knew something was actually wrong.

        • Anonymous

          I’ll bet PON is on MAINCARE so it wouldn’t cost him a dime. Only the taxpayers would care & he probably runs to the ER with each little  sniffle too. You cynics make me wanna barf. This has happened to me also but nothing was busted on the kid. jeeeez…sickening comment PON

          • Anonymous

            You make no sense. If Ayla was on MaineCare and was going to live with him, he and maybe his mother would have also received MaineCare, TANF, and Food Stamps. Your comment is absurd. If she’s not living with him (which she’s not) he wouldn’t get any of those benefits. You have presented a reverse motive postulation that can only be false. The arms of an infant aren’t solid like those of an elderly person. They are somewhat solid on each end and malleable in the middle. It wouldn’t be obvious to the average ahem that her arm was broken. It was the swelling that prompted him to get her to the doctor.

      • Anonymous

        And if the kid sneezes ???
        Run to the ER ??
        You are whats wrong with this country.

        • OldWench

          If you slammed and pinned a 19 month old baby onto a hard kitchen floor with a 200 lb object would you NOT take her to the ER?

          • Anonymous

            Who said she was ‘slammed and pinned’??????

      • Guest

        I’ll just refer you to concerned and montana below:

        4 hours later, I’ll edit this response to ‘all the above’.

      • Anonymous

        I think another thing we have to look at is the extent of ‘falling’.  Did he trip, catch himself but maybe her arm was between his hand and the step or did he full out swan dive her entire body?  If I just tripped and bumped my child, I wouldn’t take them to the doctor ‘just in case’.  That’s being paranoid.

        • Guest

          PARANOID ??    Not if you were in need of some pain pills really bad….( Justin, not Ayla )….

        • OldWench

          How did he “catch himself” if he had a bunch of bags of groceries in one hand and Ayla in the other?

          I know that no one wants to think that this child was hurt in that house, but the level of excuse making for neglectful behavior and ridiculousness of concocted theories about how the mother could have kidnapped and hidden Ayla is bordering on insanity.

          Evidence of FOUL PLAY was found, for crying out loud.  They changed it from a missing person to a criminal investigation.  If they believed she had been kidnapped it would STILL be a missing person investigation.  

          • Anonymous

            You could land on an elbow, a knee, a hip, etc.  Again, we weren’t there.  There’s all kinds of possibilities.  I do know we don’t want to believe it was an intentional injury, but it almost sounds as if people WANT it to be so they can have more ammunition on this guy.  Who knows, maybe we’ll find out he had nothing to do with her disappearance and then it will be clear.  An interview with the grandmother on the news this am said that there were ‘changes’ in the house after she was discovered missing but they wouldn’t say what. 

      • Really? Even if there were no signs of any injury you would AUTOMATICLY take your child to doc? I would have to disagree with that you are not a parent I’d say if you check them out have them move all there limbs and whatnot and they appear to be ok then you dont worry but if they cant then worry. Kids are quite tuff and I am sure that if she had broke it completely he would have known I would say hairline fracture as well. People say things when it hasnt happened to them but when in the situation you may react differently

        • OldWench

          Sounds like there was very significant swelling and bad bruising.  I’ve never seen any kind of broken bone or fracture that didn’t swell right away.  Even a bruised bone without a fracture or a jammed finger will swell up immediately and usually have discoloration and hurt.  Waiting that long tells me that they didn’t bother to check to see if she had been hurt adequately, which is neglectful.  I have a grandson just under 2 and everytime he falls or bumps himself both myself and his mother check him all over to make sure he’s okay.  

          • Anonymous

            Well Old Wench lets first ask where you got your PHD from ? Well now that we have dismissed that we will go on to your other areas. I fractured my ankle in a football game and played the rest of the game. It wasn’t untill the next day that it began to swell. So yes sometimes it does go unnoticed. And I am sure if your grandchild bumps into something you are hovering over him. So you will coddle him and that is what he will expect growing up as well. Kids are tough like Jaymee said and the world is a tough place. So I would suggest in all your free time you have posting at 3:33 in the morning maybe you should find more constructive things to do. I am sure volunteers are needed to help bring her home.

          • OldWench

            Not sure why waking up very early has anything to do with this story. 

            Why wasn’t anyone “coddling” Ayla in that house?  

          • Guest

            Cause they were too busy coddling Justin D….

          • Anonymous

            I don’t know OldWench, you seem to have all the answers. So you tell us. I do have a question for you. How did Ayla’s mother know there were more than one child in that room that night?

          • OldWench

            During one of the interviews the mother did she had stated that she had been in the home before and had seen where Ayla slept.  When my ex husband used to come pick up our children for visitation he went into their bedrooms.  There really isn’t anything strange about that.

          • Guest

            People who were born in winter months do their BEST thinking between 1200 Mid—0400 am……..and I should know this well…..my birthday is this coming week…..you may be BUGG-EYED just from staring at the clock……why don’t you check out moving to Switzerland….they make plenty of clocks there…..may have missed your calling……better hurry, you are 3 secs late for supper……with a stop watch on your butt…..

  • He did it.

    • Anonymous

      Did what?

      • Anonymous

        Took the kid to the hospital for a  broken arm.

    • Anonymous

      Bravo! In 3 words, you summed up what took me a long paragraph to spit out.

    • BJ Kitchin

      Got kids Rick? I have 5.  There is a wide range of acceptable judgment around when and when not to use medical services when a child has OR may have been injured.  Your assertion that his judgment is “bad” and by inference “incriminating” really speaks more to your judgment then anyone else’s.  

      I am not trying to be confrontational, but the reality is a parent who believes their child has a minor injury, isn’t easily worried, has a calm temperament around such things, etc., doesn’t rush off to walk-in care or the ER.  They monitor the child.  If more symptoms ensue they respond.  By his account that’s what happened.  If the doc’s he saw the next day thought there was medical neglect involved they would have reported it.  Maybe they did and we don’t know that.  Maybe they did not because they thought his judgment was acceptable.  Who are we to say otherwise?

      To be fair, it could also be that the parent knew full well the child was injured and was indifferent, at least until the next day.  Drawing the conclusion that the dad is guilty or even a bad dad from what we have been fed from the media is pretty lousy judgment (sorry it just is). We know so little it is better to assume we have little to no clue what happened and speculation, as entertaining as some may find it to be, is harmful to the community.  The BDN makes money on it to be sure.

      We will know in time.  And however bad it might be, it makes me sad and even sick to think people commenting here are not only hasty to think the father (or the mother) are responsible, but with proverbial pitch forks in hand, they even seem to wish it the case.

      Are you folks really my fellow Mainers?  Lets support law enforcement to do their jobs.  Lets support the families involved until we have verifiable reason to not support them.  This must be a nightmare for them. Doing otherwise is dysfunctional and bigoted.

      Fundamentally a bigot is a person obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices, especially one exhibiting intolerance, and animosity toward those of differing beliefs.  Please, think and try to do so from a place of reason and kindness.

      • OldWench

        I’m a parent and grandparent and EVERY time any child in my care fell I always checked them over to make sure they weren’t injured.  Ayla’s arm would have swollen up right away.  If they had of checked her as they should have they would have seen there was a problem.  The grandmother said Ayla was really scared by the fall.  When a toddler is scared they scream hysterically.  Since she was just involved in a fall you would think any competent adult would look for injuries immediately, apply ice and watch for a little while to see if it gets worse and then if it does you go to the hospital since it’s after hours and xrays need to be done.  The fact that this family didn’t check Ayla for injuries that night shows indifference.

        • BJ Kitchin

          You are making a lot of assumptions that no one can check out (um) OldWench.  I disagree.  A child can have any of a number of injuries or illnesses that would be best seen by a medical professional and the parents assessment is to wait and monitor.  Ear infections, sprains, minor fractures etc.  I can think of several occasions in my life where my wife and I waited a day or more to find out the injury or illness was more serious then we had thought.

          Some things are obvious of course.  Even more or less obvious to some.  Weather you or I would have had a different judgement then Alya’s father here is hardly relevant.  My point is entirely that we cant know because we were not there.  Pretending to know, or participating in self righteous acts of judgment in my opinion is not helpful in any way.  

          I suspect if you or I were there when it happened to see all the details we wouldn’t feel negative about the father at all.  Then again, maybe we would.  Who knows?

          • Anonymous

            We know so little it is better to assume we have little to no clue what happened.Are you folks really my fellow Mainers?  Lets support law enforcement to do their jobs.
            *************************************

            Your comments are insightful, thoughtful, learned and knowledgeable. You are a “withhold judgment” person until all the facts are in.

            Seeing as you rarely join the ” judge a situation without enough information about it” crowd…….might you agree with me that when a child missing case is shrouded in so much mystery, it is human nature to “fill in the blanks?”  Therefore, commenters are all over the place on this comment section. 

            And how we view these cases and post speculative comments depends on our own life experiences?

          • BJ Kitchin

            I do agree  with you KikiEm.  In fact so much so I wanted to comment because I think we all are very worried and concerned.  We want this child, like all children, to be safe.  If she isn’t safe we want to make sense of this horrible thing.

            I commented here because I feel pretty confident that most of the speculators are good and caring people.  Perhaps with a little reminding we can all try to remember that the mystery is inevitable because there is a child missing and we can’t explain why.

            The parents may be to blame but I certainly don’t want to wish that true.  We have only speculation to assert that Alya’s dad is at fault.  If we find we were wrong, not only has this man, our neighbor lost his daughter, but he was lynched (metaphorically speaking) by us without due process.  Sadly, some wont care, I do.

            There is a old Sioux saying, “Be careful what you speak because what you speak becomes real.”  I’d prefer to breath peace into this horrible circumstance.  Perhaps with that we could join as a community and support each other to find this little girl, cope with the unanswered questions in a way that doesn’t make the harm worse, and heal in the wake of what might well end as a tragic event in our respective lives… of which we share and have only one. 

          • Guest

            You are confident and so am I……This is what I see…..4433 are the first 4 digits in Waterville parallel…..multiples of 11…..29 Violette =11………4 April 2010=11…….12/17 (reported missing) =11…….and keep looking…..I see a million 11’s in this case..way too many to list here……so I googled the number 11……and what an education I received……right after that reading ( of 11’s)  Justin came on live tv……and what he said was stunning….( “she was my whole WORLD ” ) with emphasis on the last word …..

          • BJ Kitchin

            More mud?

          • OldWench

            Being able to confidently assess illnesses and injuries to a child comes with time and practice…not with your first child who is only 19 months old at the time, and certainly not if you are a very large adult who just fell with all of your weight onto a baby.  Not only would I be worried about breaking a bone, I would also be worried about how hard she hit her head.  I would be inspecting for bumps, bruises, checking her pupils, making sure she could move everything okay, touching her arms and legs to see if they hurt, etc.  

            The fall happened before dinner.  Since no one witnessed the fall from being in the kitchen preparing dinner that indicates dinner had not been started yet.  Lasagna is a messy meal for a toddler.  It also takes much longer for a toddler to eat a meal.  Sometimes it takes my grandson almost an hour to finish dinner.  You certainly can’t skip the bath on nights involving tomato sauce.  How did they not notice something wrong a couple of hours later in the bath?  Clearly it DID swell and bruise and was obviously injured by morning, so why are we to believe there was no indication at bath time?  

            As the primary care giver of all of my children (three of which are now adults and one a parent themselves) I have to say that the story the public is being fed has more holes than a pound of swiss cheese.  Even the people sticking up for the father realize this deep down, but they refuse to accept it because in order to do that they have to accept something too awful for them to come to terms with.

          • BJ Kitchin

            We still disagree.  Asking questions is one thing.  Asserting conclusions by asking questions when no conclusions are clear is speculation.  I find speculation here rather useless and more harmful then helpful.

            Parents have diverse experiences of raising children.  I only offered mine to say just that.  Neither you nor I can claim to have a complete paradigm on parenting.

            I don’t know what you mean by “sticking up for the father.”  It sounds like you think some people are foolishly trying to protect someone who deserves to be punished.  I don’t feel that way at all.  I feel that punishing someone before it is clear that they should be punished is wrong. 

    • Anonymous

      How do you know it was him, how about the Mother, just because she was living in Portland, she could have possibly gone to Waterville and taken the little girl out of the house. The baby probably would not cry if someone she knew took her out of the house.???

  • Anonymous

    just like Casey Anthony. by the way she is in the news again.  she has new look.

  • Anonymous

    by the way Extra says Casey has new boyfriend 

  • PaulNotBunyan

    Either parent could be a suspect or neither parent could be a suspect. There really hasn’t been enough information released to speculate any further than that. Some of the comments I see are downright moronic.

    • Anonymous

      “like” times infinity

  • Anonymous

    I wonder if his story is the same he told the doctors in their report when he took her to the ER?  But I do agree with him, things like this do happen in real life.

  • After the mother’s actions, I am surprised that more people haven’t thought of this. I’m betting she got one of her fellow rehab friends to kidnap the baby knowing she has little chance of getting custody of her back until she proves herself a fit parent.

    • Anonymous

      That thought has crossed my mind too, but something tells me she wouldn’t “last” at keeping it under wraps.  I am convinced someone in the family or very close to the family and the situation is responsible for this, whether one of the parents are involved, is possible, but I am not keen on ruling out grandma either I don’t believe this is a random person walking down the street and decided to kidnap a child.  This just seems like something that should have been solved, and if the Police is so tight on information because they are “close” that line has been heard for too long, and I am beginning to think they are not looking into the obvious factors, a lot of good crimes are caused by those you least suspect at first.  The story itself is what gets focused on for so long.

      • Guest

        Ayla was allegedly sleeping in a room with her 18 month old cousin.  I also don’t think that this is a ‘stranger abduction’ (if it even is an abduction) so I have to wonder if the other child was the ‘target’ .  Last week the police removed evidence from the home and did several tests on the bedroom window.

    • Tyke

      The 30 grand reward would probably have taken care of that by now.

      • 30 grand is very little money to a drug user.

        • Anonymous

          You clearly know very little about drug users…..30 dollars is an afternoon high, 30,000 is a lifetime!!!

          • You seem to know alot about them. Used lately? If you got outside of the state of Maine ever in your life, you might have a clue as to how big the drug problem is.

          • Anonymous

            You don’t have to leave the State of Maine, just take a trip to Washington County and it’s pretty clear I’m not the one thats clueless!!!

          • It’s ok for you to talk about drug users and not others? You were who mentioned it

        • Tyke

          You are kidding I hope?

        • Guess you have never met a drug user…. They will sell their own belongings for very little to nothing, 30grand would get them alot

    • Anonymous

      Seriously?  One of her rehab buddies slid into a house with 4 adults residing in it (all sleeping in the downstairs area in home with less than 900 square feet) grabs one child from a room where two are sleeping and gets out without anyone hearing them. O.K.

  • Anonymous

     If anyone sustains a fracture, it hurts immediately. A child who can’t verbalize pain in words, will cry, moan, be fussy, and scream bloody murder, especially if the limb is touched. My question to Mr. Di Pietro is, “Why, sir, did you wait till the next morning to seek medical care for little Ayla? Were you able to tune out her cries, or were you out of the house, or were you trying to concoct a believable story? “

    • Anonymous

      watch out you will have RNinmaine jump down your case about stating that. check previous posts. 

      • Anonymous

        :) 

    • Anonymous

      When my son was 15 months old, he fell off of a bed where we had laid him down after he had  fallen asleep and broke his collarbone.  After his initial fuss because of the fall,  he seemed fine.  It wasn’t until the next day that we discovered it was quite likely more than a bruise and took him to the doctor. Things like that do happen. As far as the 13 or so hours not checking in on the child after putting her to bed, that’s another issue.  Oddly enough, neither of my two children ever slept anywhere near that long  when they were that age.

    • Anonymous

      My nephew broke his collar bone and never said a word… jumping and playing on the trampoline.  When he was sitting eating cake (b day party), his mom noticed that his shoulder area looked a bit funny… later, it began swelling and he said it hurt… other than that, he exhibited very few symptoms…

    • Anonymous

      When I was 12 I fell off my bike and landed on my wrist.. Yeah it was a little sore but there was no swelling or bruising.. It wasn’t until a couple hours later when I leaned on that wrist  that I bursted into tears and was taken to the doctors only to find out it was broken! Everyone has a different pain threshold.. My son fell on a broken firetruck this past summer and and cut the top of his ear in half.. Would of never known if there wasn’t so much blood!

    • if that were true then he would of known someone took her when she suddenly stopped crying

  • Anonymous

    hhh

  • Anonymous

    OMG.  Do you see all the body fluids on her shirt in the picture.  The parents should be made to explain how anyone in our civilized society gets that much drool on their shirt.  What a horrible household this child has had to endure.

    Please recognize the sarcasm.

    “Hear the case before you decide it.”
    –Judge Alfred P. Murrah, (U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and Director of the Federal Judicial Center).

    • Anonymous

      I wondered about all the dr00l on her shirt, but then that could be because she was cutting new teeth, some children drool a lot when they have new teeth coming in. She did not seem to have all her teeth yet from the picture.

  • Anonymous

    As stated previously, i have no opinion either way and see suspicion in both sides of the stories reported. Bit bias though in my humble opinion, when i see harsh comments geared toward the mother immediately removed but when stated toward the father they aren’t.  Just saying……….

    • Guest

      up until last week, all the harsh comments about the mother were left up (about 75% of the comments were hateful accusations against her) and every harsh comment about the dad were taken down, even though thre weren’t that many.

  • Guest

    WOW! So cynical… expecting the worst in everyone.
    Sad, really.

    • WOW! Believing everything you are told from everyone.
      Sad, really.

      • Guest

        Wow! How original! 
        And no, I didn’t flag you. I’d rather banter for a while to see if a person can come up with an intelligent and thoughtful response.
        I’m still waiting….

  • Pon

    broken arm or not, I just hope they find this little girl….and find her soon

    IMO I didn’t even take a second thought at the fact she had a broken arm, that was just another identifying factor…I thought anyway.

  • Tyke

    You are a vile rumor monger.

  • Anonymous

    oh please, I raised 4 and never took one to the hospital for a bruise… get over it… they fall, they get up.. no swelling, no blood, no screaming, you keep an eye on it….   my kids are all healthy and happy – doing great.. no scars or defects because we chose not live in the ER every time they fell off a bike or got hurt in some other way.

    • Anonymous

      Ya.

       With attitudes like dkenzie, it’s no wonder medical costs are so high.

    • Anonymous

      So what your telling me is i should not take my daughter if she fell off a bike and is bleeding alot.  Great parent you are 

      • Anonymous

        You clean her up and disinfect the cuts and scrapes because that is what it is….. cuts and scrapes. I don’t have insurance or mainecare to help with the bills!

      • Guest

        I think that’s exactly what they are saying dkenzie.  As a parent, we clean up their cuts, and encourage them to try their bike again.  It’s what being a parent is all about.

      • Anonymous

        Yes.

    • OldWench

      The grandmother’s comments indicate that Ayla did cry and scream, though…she said Ayla was “really scared.”  When a 20 month old is “scared” they scream hysterically.  I experience this first hand everytime I turn on the vacuum cleaner and my grandson freaks out in fear.

  • Anonymous

    He waited until the next day to take her to the hospital.   I can’t imagine leaving a little girl with a broken arm overnight, poor thing.  The state took her away from a loving grandparents home to put her with this inconsiderate man.  I think her mother will never work again and the Great State of Maine will provide all the money she will ever need.  And rightfully so!!!  State should jave kept there nose out of this situation!!  They are to blame for this missing child!!

    • Anonymous

      Everything you just said is out of speculation based on rumors, you should keep your comments to yourself.

    • Anonymous

      First, she probably already makes out pretty well from the state.  Second, not all breaks are the same.  Third, I fell when I was two and a half, I cried, then went on about my business.  The next day I woke up crying, turns out during the night my body did what most bodies at rest do, it swelled and bruised.  Turns out I had a broken collar bone.  I have wonderful caring parents.  Fourth, the grandparents must be real swell, they raised a drunken $lut.  Finally she doesn’t deserve any additional funds from the state, especially by suing.  If she was a even a slightly below average parent she would not have lost the kid.

      • Anonymous

        I’m sure you really remember things from when you were two years old. Please…

      • Anonymous

        couldn’t have said it better!!

    • Anonymous

      Should he have had the sense to take her to the emergency room immediately? Yes.

      Does his failure to take her immediately indicate he was a poor father? Possibly. He didn’t know there was a break, so you can’t say it was mean of him not to have the break treated. Nor can you say he should have known the arm was broken.

      Several months ago, I was in physical therapy for a hurt ankle. As the therapy progressed, the pain got worse. I asked whether I should stop using my ankle. No, no, I was told. We want you to keep using it.

      Well, it turns out I have a partially torn tendon.

      Even health care professionals don’t know. 

  • Anonymous

    why would he not talk about the people in his house the night before she disappeared, he says he told police and they r the only ones that needed to know did one of his guest take her? some one from that house had to of taken her lets hope she is safe and still alive.

    • Anonymous

      Maybe hes been told to keep quite about who was in the house by the cops, there is a lot of stuff they ask to be kept quiet from the public, that way they can do their job, and listen out for those that could be talking about stuff that hasnt been made public knowledge.

  • Anonymous

    I think the great state of maine already pays the mothers way and i don’t thinks shes had to work!! i’m pretty sure our taxes payed for her rehab too!!  Also the child didn’t belong with a mother who was an alcohlic!! I hope shes found and I don’t think the mom should get her!!  I feel bad for her other child who is going to grow up around her alcolhic ways!! I don’t do drugs or alcohol, but i dont think one recovers in 10 days! Also you dont become an alcoholic overnight! If she needed rehab when Ayla was 18 months, her other child i think is between 5 and 7 months, thats really sad! I think these babies were fending for themselves!!

    • Anonymous

      I commented on this alcoholism also a few days ago, she must have been drinking for some time to become so dependent on it, does that mean she was an alcoholic whilst pregnant, if so that should state something about the type of mother she is…What was going on at her mothers for the Father to take cops over to get his little girl from them while Trista was in rehab?…although im sure there is a gag order on for what was happening in both houses prior to the disappearance, it makes you wonder!

    • Anonymous

      The great state of Maine my not have had to pay her way if Ayla’s father had contributed to her care for the first 18 months of her life. Two parents were involved in her being born both should be responsible for her care.  Neither should have a free ride on this subject.

      • Anonymous

        on one of the comments it also says that trista father to her other baby is in jail!! Also if the father did pay child support, she can still get state help and use the child support to buy drugs/alcohol ! They do not force people to spend it on the child! Also my state of the maine comment was in reply to someone saying she should be able to sue the state of maine for removing her child! Well no child should have to grow up in an alcoholic home!!

        • Anonymous

          No child should have to grow up in an alcoholic home — but, it happens.  Trista (as far as the papers have said) was trying to get help for that addiction.  We don’t know what the father’s household was like either.  Sounds like a party house.  Justin his sister and both their babies along with grammy all living in the house (sounds like no one in this family was able to stand on their own) The neighbors reported a party in the house the night Ayla went missing.  Probably (sad to say) neither of these parents nor the grandmother should care for Ayla if and when she is found safe.  My comment was to your comment that Trista relied on the state for aid.  Fathers should have to pay for their children also.  Too many fathers walk away, forcing mothers to seek out state help, then the mothers get a bad reputation and the father gets a free pass.

  • Dan Troop

    When is the media going to remember this is about a missing child and stop giving this guy the time of day!!!

  • Anonymous

    Seems like there have been an awful lot of children disappearing since the economic downturn.  Not necessarily murdered, but ‘missing’.

    Just thought I’d point that out.

  • When my 17 month old granddaughter fell and broke her arm,she screamed!!!! She screamed like no other cry I have heard before.With in 20 minutes we were heading to the ER. He had to have known something was wrong,why wait all night into the next day.” I’m just saying “

  • Anonymous

    Still not convinced. I’ve tripped and fallen downstairs while holding a baby and instinctively rotated to fall on my back and I’m no ninja.  I think most parents have an instinct to protect their children and will take the fall if possible. 

  • Tyke

    Huh? How many screen names I have?

    You are a VERY strange and confused person ..

    … along with being a vile rumor monger.

    • Anonymous

      You can think whatever you want.  My comment got flagged probably by someone who thinks they are all that.  You are just one of the many commenters on here defending Justin.  We will see in a few weeks maybe sooner who is lying.  I mean come on he lied about the arm, from day one when she was missing.  Now he tells the truth.  You are just a vile rumor monger too

  • Anonymous

    he must of knew , im pretty sure she was crying for a VERY long time……broken bones are intolerable when they aren’t set right……..things that make you go hmmmmmm…

  • Anonymous

    is there a reason you commented on your own comment?

  • OldWench

    He better hope that he isn’t fibbing about any of the details he gives about Ayla’s broken arm.  
    There will be documentation of his last class.  It’s easy to check the rainfall in an area for the day before and to compare it with the emergency room visit. Grocery stores also have recorded videos that will show if Ayla was with him at the grocery store, if it was dark out and if it was raining.

    Yes, once in a very great while a toddler will get a broken bone…but it really is a fluke for that to happen.  To have that happen to a child that disappears a few weeks later?  That’s like having lightning strike on the same spot twice just a month apart.

    • Anonymous

      You’re kidding right? It is not a fluke to have a child break an arm. If you worked in a hospital you would see that there are many children that have broken limbs. Sometimes the swelling doesn’t start right away and it isn’t always painful.

      • OldWench

        The arm was broken before dinner was made based on the information from the father and his mother.  It takes about 45 minutes to bake lasagna and you need to let it cool for about 15 minutes so it doesn’t burn your mouth.  Ayla’s meal would have to cool even longer.  By the time she would have finished eating at least two hours would have passed.  Have you ever seen a toddler eat anything with tomato sauce when they are finished?  That child would have needed a bath if she had lasagna for dinner.  Tack on another half hour to run the bath and give the bath.  They stated that by the next morning the arm was badly bruised and you could tell something was wrong with it and it was swollen.  Do you honestly think that there was no bruising or swelling of that same arm after at least 2 and a half to 3 hours?  Sorry, but I am not buying it.  Perhaps if they hadn’t made it so clear that by the next morning it looked really bad then I MIGHT buy it, but that’s not the case.

  • He took her the NEXT day?  Wouldn’t a broken arm be painful – baby crying? 

  • Anonymous

    Hmmmm broken arm ok accidents happen. But dad was the last to see her. I understand the people involved here are a bunch of misfits with drug and alcohol issues.

  • Anonymous

    Its about time we heard. Why hasnt info on who was at the house she went missing been released yet? What’s the big secret and what were they doing?
    I’m not laying blame, it’s not for me to do, I just think it seems like that info would have been released right from the start!
    I think about that little babe everyday and look first thing in the morning, hoping for good news! Help, GOD!!!

  • Anonymous

    I fell one time while carrying a baby…I broke a leg but the baby was fine. I guess this “accident” could happen. But why wait so long to let this info out?

  • Anonymous

    The  story of this child’s broken arm was on the news a while back, not the local, why is is just now being talked about here like it’s an all new story??—-These are some very “strange” people , and it seems this sweet little child is paying the price for that!–No one, that I have known in my many years, has Ever left a child that age , or any age, in a bedroom without being checked  for 13 hours!–How would you explain that without coming across as a completely negligent parent??

    • Anonymous

      Exactly! 

  • George Venturelli

    Honestly, I wonder why this guy gets so much scrutiny compared to the mom when she seems to have so much more motive.  I mean, the guy was already taking care of her while the mother was in rehab.  Then she files for parental rights the day before it happens?  I mean, neither seem like perfect people, but I just wonder why so much more seems to be thrown in his direction?  Is it because he hasn’t talked to the media???  Mainers are pretty notorious for wanting to be private, and he looks like a Mainah to me.  I just hope that this little girl is just somewhere being hidden and is ok.  It would seem like there’s plenty of reason to hope that it’s a possibility.

    • Anonymous

      Praise be to him!  He had her while the mother was in rehab.  Where was he the first 18 months of her life? The mother may have more motives (I don’t know what that’d be) but how the heck did she get the baby out of the house?  Who knows maybe he wasn’t giving Ayla back because he had found out what a benefit it would be to collect the state aid for himself.  Giving Ayla back to the mother would possibly mean having to contribute to her care.

  • Anonymous

    I just want to comment on the fact that i have been in a situation where my daughter’s father “fell down the stairs with her, and just caught her”…….he actually shook her and squeezed her which bruised her spleen. so this story of “falling” and the child ends up getting hurt is WAY to familiar to me….i dont believe it

  • Anonymous

    I am so saddened by the whole story, and at this point I just hope and pray that if anyone knows where she is or whoever has taken her from her home please please bring her back to her father.   I know accidents happen, but someone knows where she is and should have the decency to let her family know where she is , or bring her home ASAP.  God Bless you little Angel, and lead you safely home.

  • OldWench

    The father’s mother was NOT home the night Ayla disappeared.  
    http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/08/us/maine-missing-toddler/ 

    • Anonymous

      She was just on t.v. saying it was a normal night — no party, just had dinner watched some t.v. and went to bed. The cnn article is kind of confusing — it says she wasn’t home but then says she wasn’t the last one to go to bed and didn’t know if the doors were locked. Does it mean she was out then came home or was she not home? Worded too confusing for me.

  • Anonymous

    People should not judge. If you don’t know what happened, just pray for the little girl and help find her.

  • Anonymous

    Justin or his family should just pay whoever they owe and just get this baby back safe and sound.  Enough already — something had to be driving someone to take the child (if she wasn’t taken by a family member) Seeings Trista had Ayla for 18 months and nobody kidnapped her, I’d reason that dad’s got some ememies that are not nice people.

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