November 18, 2019
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WATERVILLE, Maine — Unable to find any evidence missing toddler Ayla Reynolds was abducted, police on Monday pressed the three adults who were home with her on the night she disappeared to provide a full account of what happened. State and local detectives believe Justin DiPietro,… Read More
  • that poor toddler. I hope to god she is ok. This is awful news. I can’t eve fathom hurting a child let alone my own. I hope she is still out there. This is terrible news.

  • Anonymous

    I guess the father and others in the house that night better start talking….

  • hasacluemaine

    I’d be leaning hard on the girlfriend…very hard!

    • It’s not like we all didn’t see this coming.

      • ptkitty

        Still don’t know which of these three adults is responsible…maybe all three.  

        The Next thing I expect we’ll be hearing…”Somebody has been arrested …they say it was an Accident.”

        “A special place in Hell is reserved for those who hurt children.”

        • Anonymous

          All three?  I doubt it… I can’t see why it would take 3 adults and two toddlers to make a baby go missing.  The only way I could see them all being involved is if the baby died as a result of ingesting some kind of drugs that this group does not want to talk about… 

        • Thats the famous saying “it was an accident” kinda like Casey Anthony

      • Anonymous

        I was really holding out for Ayla to be found safely somewhere with relatives.

        • Anonymous

          I think everyone was hoping for the best… we still are even though the odds go down every day. 

        • Briney

          She could well be quartered somewhere in Waterville.  And, like some have said, she could have been taken long before her father reported her missing.  

    • pavint46

      Why??    The father could have had a false pass on the lie detector test, it’s possible !  If she was murdered I think that all three are guilty because the other two are not talking!!

      • Anonymous

        Obstruction of justice.

        • Anonymous

          Refusing to answer questions when you could face charges is not obstruction of justice.

      • Anonymous

        No one has said that he didn’t fail the test.  Suggesting that he had a “false pass” is getting way ahead of yourself. 

      • Anonymous

        What makes you think that the father passed the lie detector test? Last I heard the father claimed he didn’t know the results of his test… but then, when asked about this by the media, the police said that Justin absolutely knew the results because they told him the results.  Why he lied about it is anyone’s guess… but my guess is that if he passed the lie detector test he’d be shouting it from the highest mountain instead of lying about it saying he wasn’t given the results. 

    • Anonymous

      I couldn’t agree with you more….her actions all along, including her completely flat affect, lack of emotion and crying speak much clearer than her boyfriend bashing since all this happened…..I think in many peoples eyes, they need to lean on her very hard…….

      • Anonymous

        We haven’t even heard from the Girlfriend…Trista was never his girlfriend they had a one night stand.  Trista is bashing Justin for “losing” her child and not coming out with the truth of what happened — I’d do worse than call him a few names.  Justin’s current GF who was in the house that night has not been heard about or from.

      • I haven’t seen or heard hide nor hair of Courtney the girlfriend so I don’t know who you are talking about.  But yeah they do need to lean on her.  Show up at her house every single day at 7 am for questioning, she’ll break.

      • Guest

        Even if she was in “shock” she isn’t even acting like someone that would be in shock.  I just saw her on the news tonight and she gave me chills. The dad as well.

        • Please, you are really imagining things.  DJ Brown has beautifully outlined why the police have effectively crossed her and the entire Reynolds family off the suspect list.  They have those three at the top, Mama DiPietro as a close fourth and possibly the other brother on there too, depending on what they have found out from him during the investigation. 

      • Anonymous

        No one has heard a thing from Justin’s girlfriend or his sister – the only other adults that were in the home the night Ayla went missing.  

        If you are implying that the mother, Trista is somehow responsible I think you’re way off base.  First of all Trista was miles away in Portland with her other child, an 11 month old baby having just gotten out of rehab. She had no means of transportation to drive to Waterville if she wanted to go. 

        1)  Police say there is no evidence of abduction and they don’t believe there was an abduction – so it’s not likely that Trista or anyone she knew broke into the house that night.
         
        2)  Police say there was no forced entry.  

        3)  Police say they do not believe the father’s fancy story that a stranger entered the tiny little house without being seen or heard by any of the three adults or two other children there and took only Ayla and they supposedly did this without making a sound or leaving any evidence behind.   

        4) Police say they think that the three people in house that night, (Justin, his girlfriend and his sister know more than they are saying.  They aren’t saying that about the baby’s mother. They don’t think she knows more than she is saying.

        5) Police have now confirmed that the blood found in the basement of the house which is  Justin’s bedroom, does belong to baby Ayla.   

        Tell me what makes you think the mother who was in Portland at the time of the baby’s disappearance from her father’s home in Waterville had anything to do with this?  Even if you don’t like the baby’s mother – why not have a little compassion. After all, she just lost her baby while her baby was in the father’s care. My heart goes out to Trista for the loss of her baby.  I refuse to criticize her for how she looks or anything she’s done in the past.  For all I know doctors could be medicating her to deal with stress of losing a child or maybe she’s just not sleeping well having to care for an infant while worrying about her 20 month old who is missing and possibly dead. Any of these things could make her come across as “out of it” when answering media questions. She’s been forthcoming and has appealed to the public to find her baby right from the beginning. The father said many different things about why he wasn’t doing the same, i.e., he thought police told him that he couldn’t, he was too upset… it took a month for him to start looking for Ayla by putting up a few posters.

        I’m sorry but I am 100% with the police on this one – I believe that the three adults in the house – Justin, his girlfriend and his sister know more than they are saying and I believe that at least one of them is likely to be responsible for Ayla’s disappearance.

      • I ask again, is she a ninja?  And her affect is not flat.  I’ve seen flat affect and she isn’t unemotional, I can promise you that.  It’s all right under the surface.  I’m sure they did question her effectively.  They had to cross all “t’s”, dot all “i’s”.  No doubt the whole Reynolds family has been put through the ringer.  They didn’t do it.

    • Anonymous

      Absolutely agree with you hasacluemaine.  I think that we’re close to this case busting wide open, and when it does I don’t think the details are gonna be pretty.     

      HEY BDN: You can keep deleting my posts but it won’t change the fact that if (note #1 -please note my use of the word “IF”) Ayla was considered an “inconvenience” and was murdered because of it, there’s gonna be a hell of a lot bigger “inconvenience” for the MURDERER(S) when He/She/They go to prison (note #2- notice that I did not name any one person in particular). 

      And I hope when the murderer(s) arrive at the prison they get a special “welcome” from the inmates who don’t take a shine to child killers and are  just-a-waitin’ to give a big “Howdy” to the new arrivals.

      Is that PC enough BDN?  

      • Anonymous

        don’t worry they know whos coming in before they get there… like that Hartford kid who killed his daughter in rockland… they know exactly who he is.. inmates read the papers.. and they will get their due..

    • Anonymous

      I’d be leaning real hard on the father… VERY HARD! 

    • They should have leaned hard on ALL three of them, and that would have work, except now Justin seems to have lawyered up and my guess is this attorney is going to represent the entire family for the time being.  Bad sign.  Now they won’t get anything out of him or his sister.  Go after the girlfriend at this point.  Threaten her with loss of her child, appeal to her as a mother, something to get her to talk.

  • So maybe she fell down the stairs… and died….. Accidents happen, but why wouldn’t he tell someone?!?

    • Anonymous

      Again if it was don’t you think someone would of called  911 and tried to help this baby?   No one is talking in the home  proves something bad went down. 

    • Anonymous

      You are grasping at straws to the point of sounding silly.

    • Anonymous

      I think IF something happened to Ayla in that house — This is probably exactly the defense that he will use.  She fell down the stairs in the night trying to find him, they got scared and covered it up.  However, in at least one story I’ve read it says how he crashed through the gate at the top of the stairs to get to Ayla’s room when told that she was missing — Uhmmmmmm

    • Anonymous

      Falling down the stairs…that’s an old worn -out tale.  Kinda like Kaylie Anthony drowning in that there pool out back and then no one thought to call 911. Instead she was wrapped in garbage bags with duct tape on her mouth and thrown in the swamp a half mile away.   

  • Anonymous

    YUP, just as I have said, The Father did it, probably because his girlfriend didn’t want to be burdened with a child. I hope they all get what is coming to them in spades.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t really get that theory, since the GF already has a child of her own that the two of them have been raising.
      I also find it strange that even when it looks like a guy might have done something unthinkably horrible, we still feel the need to build-up some sort of scenario where a woman *must* have at least been behind it. Sometimes men do hideous, depraved things all on their own, without even a hint of involvement from their girlfriends, mothers, aunts, sisters, or any other woman who happen to be in their lives.

  • PabMainer

    Police say, “three adults in the house aren’t giving a full account”……NSDT!!

  • Anonymous

    More blood than a small cut … if her father “smoked” the polygraph, how would his girlfriend do? I’m guessing Courtney and Trista didn’t exactly get along. I sincerely hope someone wouldn’t take this little girl out of the picture in their own selfishness.

  • Anonymous

    I just don’t understand anymore….if people don’t want a child/person in their lives, why not just get rid of them by giving them to someone else….I don’t understand why anyone would want to hurt anyone!!! It just doesn’t make sense……these people are whacked! I don’t believe you would get arrested if you gave up your child for adoption……why not give the child a better life instead of NO life! Crazy people!

    • Anonymous

      Because they don’t want to be viewed as bad, selfish, or irresponsible people. Instead, they keep selling the image that a kid they don’t love enough to keep safe is “Daddy’s Princess.”

    • He didn’t want to have to pay child support, it’s pretty simple.  That was my first thought and I’ve since read things that seem to confirm my theory.  We’ll see I suppose, but I contend this was mostly about money.

      • Anonymous

        maybe he didn’t want to see her raised by his 1 nite stand.

    • Anonymous

      In order for the dad to give the child up for adoption the mom would have to agree to it. If mom  is getting welfare benefits, she would miss out on a lot of money if she allowed the child to be adopted, so there’s no way she would agree to it.

  • Anonymous

    You do not have to look to hard for the right person.  Someone inside that house would have heard something if she had been abducted.

  • Anonymous

    Didn’t the child’s mother say that the father missed a couple of follow-up doctor appointments for Ayla’s arm? It makes you wonder if the child was dead before that weekend.

    • That is a popular theory among some, that she was not there at all that night and that she had not been seen outside the DiPietros since Nov. 24th.  The Reynolds family claim she had not been seen for about 3 weeks, but that seems an awfully long time to keep it a secret, so I just don’t know.  I would like to hear from an independant witness that she had been seen during the week prior to her going missing.

    • Anonymous

      Wonder who besides those 4 people have last seen her. Great question.

    • Anonymous

      This is the time and place for sodium pentathol..least tell the three they are goin to use it on them

    • Anonymous

      I thought I read that somewhere too

  • Anonymous

    If she was abducted A. heard noise  and B.  someone would of called 911.  And C. Someone in the house would say what happened.   This case none of the above=no abduction. 

  • Anonymous

    All I know is that if Ayla’s Father had actually passed the lie detector test, he’d been yelling it from the rooftops.  Police say he was given the results.  Of course, he’s claiming that he wasn’t told.  Doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out how that test turned out.

    I hope that everyone in the house that night are given their own Polygraph tests.
     
    Anyone want to wager what their results would be?

    • Anonymous

      I forget, is the Mother publishing her polygraph results to the world?  Didn’t think so.

      • Dan Troop

        Actually, the mother did annouce her test results. She informed the press that she was unable to complete her test due to a medical condition, which is not that uncommon. The father is claiming he was not given his test results which is completely untrue. Everyone who completes an examination is provided the results. Good, bad or indifferent before the leave the building!

        The father saying he wasn’t told the results doesn’t pass the straight face test like most everything else he has said thus far.

        • Anonymous

          Yes, it’s far more common than people realize. The most likely explanation is that she has a generalized anxiety disorder and they couldn’t even get a “positive” read on the control questions. If a person can’t be measured for accuracy and honesty about questions like “Is your name Trista?” and “am I wearing a blue shirt?”, how useful would it be to ask her if she knows anything about her daughter’s disappearance?

      • Anonymous

        She didn’t have a complete test.  She stated that she will retake the test.  I hope she does.  So why don’t we wait until she’s actually taken her test before we speculate on her reaction to the results or if she shared the results with the world.

        • She didn’t have to say a word about a polygraph in the first place.  She both told the media she was scheduled to take one and then posted what happened afterward.  Forgive me, but that sounds like…dare is say it? HONESTY.  Go figure.

    • Guest

      I love how woman pig pile on men all the time. Don’t forget the moms flat disposition and crocodile tears.

      • Anonymous

        wow, u accuse women of bashing men, bu all u can do is bash women… tough guy… very attractive… NOt… no matter what u think of her, she wasn’t there… 

      • Anonymous

        Excuse me?  The man was given a lie detector test, was told what the results were and then claims he never got the results?  Of course, THAT MUST MEAN HE PASSED THE TEST WITH FLYING COLORS!!!

        Please forgive me for thinking otherwise of the poor man.  My breasts must have gotten in the way of my thinking.   

        ***sorry for the double post********(Those damn Breasts again!)

      • She didn’t have the kid, the police have signaled they aren’t looking that direction, and sorry but if he really didn’t do anything to her why is he acting so oddly?   Has nothing to do with his gender.  If mom had her at the time we’d skewer her instead of him.  It’s about who had charge of the child when she went missing and nothing more.

      • Anonymous

        “Pig pile on men?!” How is talking about the father’s seeming inability to give the police or the media a straight answer somehow male-bashing?

        You are a really weird little dude…

    • Anonymous

      I thought I read that his was undetermined as to whether he told the truth.

  • Anonymous

    Well we know one of two things happened.

    1. She is deceased and someone is covering it up.
    2. She is being cared for and someone is covering it up.

    I know we all hope for the 2nd scenario. We hope and pray for the best. This blood discovery from the toddler makes us all realize the worst could have happened. Terrible news. Absolutely terrible news.

    • Anonymous

      I agree completely with you on all accounts.

      …that said, it’s pretty peculiar to see you playing “Detective” here, Professor. ;-)

  • Anonymous

    Alya…the only child in the house not sleeping in her respective parents room.  Makes you wonder if she was accepted or just a pawn in the Justin vs Trista game.  So Sad!

    • Anonymous

      Yes it is………….Correct me if I’m wrong, but when this first happened, didn’t they say that Ayla was sharing a room with another child?  Now all of a sudden the story has changed to the other children were sleeping with their parents and Ayla was in a room alone.  I wonder what the next “sudden” recollection will be.

      • Anonymous

        It was said that the sister’s baby shared a room with Ayla — but I’m not sure that it said they were sharing the room that particular night.

        • Anonymous

          they seem to be really good at walking that line…. leading people to believe a certain thing, yet not technically lieing…

          • Guest

            welcome to the world of reporting : )

          • Anonymous

            believe that is more than reporting… they constantly flirt with the truth… while I do agree with u, the media will do what ever to sell a story… that family has consistantly used the word game, imho and to me.. this is no game

          • I don’t think this all about ratings.  These people are parents too.  They want to keep her name and face in the public’s mind all the time, so they are doing whatever they can.  I really believe this more than anything else drives those who work for the various media outlets, at least when it comes to a case such as this.  It isn’t all self-serving, IMO.

        • Anonymous

          they initially stated they were in the same room and bed.

        • When I go to visit my sister, both now and years ago, we throw all the kids in the same room, unless there is a real reason not to, someone upset, ill.  Even the small ones this age we did it.  I don’t get that part, if things were as they say, why didn’t they put all the children in one bedroom?  It would have been so much cozier and more privacy for the parents.  I have always found that detail very odd.

      • That’s what I heard also, for about 3 weeks. Then it suddenly changed to she was sleeping alone.  So I don’t know if the reporter got the facts wrong or they changed their story again.

        • Guest

          I had a friend that got accused of having illegal stuff on his computer. They said so in the news HOWEVER this is 8 to 9 months BEFORE the crime lab scanned the computer’s hard drive. Which by the way turned out to have absolutely NO illegal stuff and the computer was returned to this person. The reporter lied. But all the reporter / news team has to say is that the officers or someone was “mistaken” with their statement or some other “goof” of semantics. At the end of the day they got one hell of a juicy story. With no retraction or apology.  Welcome to the USA. A country that loves to bear false witness, from petty gossip news to even starting international wars.

          • Anonymous

            That was… random.

          • Guest

            NO not random. Off topic but not random. I was just sharing a story that related to what marieR was saying about news reports changing their stories again. They often can report false information and then turn around and say something else. They always seem to have an excuse.

  • Anonymous

    What a disgusting world we live in.

    • Guest

      agreed. and what’s more disturbing is that statistics show that there are more people in the USA that are plotting someones death than any other country. But in all fairness these are based on statistics of people caught and projected figures, all based on reports that were documented. There are other nations out there that don’t have detailed reports, record keeping, and statistical analysis as more developed countries. However out of all the developed countries the USA seems to have the highest amount of sociopaths and psychopaths.

      • Anonymous

        You are like the king of random, irrelevant “facts” and observations tonight, huh?

        Let’s TRY to stay on topic. This little girl is still missing and quite probably the victim of a violent death. Can we please be respectful enough to stick to discussing the story itself?

        • Anonymous

          lighten up

          • Anonymous

            Yeah, man, don’t be such a downer. “Lighten up!” I mean it’s not like we’re dealing with a case of possible infanticide or anything…

  • Anonymous

    It seems that BDN is turning this into a National Enquirer type scenario. First we hear that there are large amounts of blood, then this article comes out a few hours later. What is coming next? It seems like the news of new developments or information is being delayed on purpose.

    Is it the BDN that is dragging out the reporting of this horrible tragedy? If so they should stop doing so. 

    • pbmann

      The BDN can do one of two things; release in fromation as they get it or wait until they get all the information they will ever get and release it.  I would prefer the latter but we always get the former from all news sources.

      • Anonymous

        My thought is that the police are not calling the BDN to release one piece of information every five hours. I think the other thing that we should keep in mind is that BDN now appears to be writing headlines that contain sensationalism or some ¨poetic license¨¨ if you will.

        • pbmann

          I would guess that the BDN is getting it’s information from anyone who claims to be part of the investigation, knows someone who is part of the investigation or someone who is either a family member or family friend who wants their 15 minutes of fame.

    • Anonymous

      That has been the BDN trend during the past few months.  Look at the Carlson mess.  They get the report from the Sheriff’s Office and create 3 headline stories from it and spread it over 3 days instead of writing one comprehensive story.  Then they have a reporter write a couple editorials about it like she is an investigative expert.  It sells papers and creates traffic to their website.

  • Anonymous

    This is why lie dictator test aren’t good evidence
    again we don’t know details but the bright
    side tho very dim, all the adults will go to jail,
    all those adults will lose their kids, IF someone
    in that house hurt that baby.

  • Anonymous

    Before everyone goes nuts, think about all the ways that a small child could bleed … even a lot … without it being life-threatening.  Banging her head on the stairs, maybe, or a severe nosebleed.  No one is really sure how long the blood has been there.  On the other hand, no one is explaining it, either.  If my small child had fallen down the stairs and cut her scalp, that’s something I’d remember.  I’d be likely to remember a bad nosebleed.  It really seems that no one who was in the house that night is telling the full truth of what happened that night, and possibly what happened prior to that.  If Ayla had a serious accident, and was even killed, the truth is better than faking an “abduction” which the police say there is no evidence to suggest ever happened.

    • Anonymous

      I think it is important to remember that just because things look a certain way it does not make them so. You point that out in your post. I was cut badly on my scalp from a falling light fixture that I was cleaning with another fellow. There was large amounts of blood all over the place from where I was struck to where I finally ended up sitting down and waiting for some help. Could that stain be interpeted in a different way? Maybe.

      The odd thing is that if something like that did happen wouldnt you say that it took place? You and I both would. We dont know that anyone hasnt explained it yet either. All we know is what we read here and that certainly isnt the whole of the story.

    • There are a couple of things to think about when it comes to the blood.  First is that she is very small, not yet two and actually much less than two, age 19 months at the time she went missing.  Small children do not bleed like that unless they are hemophiliacs.  I’ve raised three, the youngest is in the first grade, cared for so many more, and none of them ever bled like that at that age so as to leave behind a stain obvious enough to have to clean up.  If she had there would be a record of a hospital visit or a doctor’s office visit and the blood wouldn’t really mean much. Second, she was only in the house for two of her nineteen months so it seems unlikely that she got a severe enough injury prior to the 16th to cause bleeding leading to a clean-up and not enough to be seen at the ER.  Consider also how rare it is for children to be taken out of their own homes in the night by a stranger.  We know about these cases because they almost never happen.   It didn’t happen here.

      • pbmann

        I used to get pretty bad nose bleeds when I was a child and would bleed much more than a small cut.  I got them so often I doubt my parents would have remembered each and every one of them.  No one on this board knows anything more than has been printed and most are forming ideas based on their beliefs which may or may not be accurate.

        • If this were the case here, then her mother would know, don’t you think?  Or a doctor would know as parents generally consult the doctor if the kid’s nose starts bleeding spontaneously.  Or the cops would have been told right away, as with the cast on her arm, and the blood would mean very little under those circumstances.  I have never seen a child under age two get spontaneous nosebleeds and I’ve cared for many, many two year olds.  If they had I would be at the pediatricians right away finding out why.  I know we all want to believe she’s ok somewhere with someone unknown, but seriously, is that a plausible explanation? 

          • Rebecca Peters

            I’m only posting in response to this out of sheer hope that it is something so simple as a nosebleed (although it is sadly looking as though something horrible happened to her and it is being covered up by one or all of the people who were there that night).  But, I have 4 young boys, and my oldest was taken care of full time by his paternal grandmother (as his sitter, 10 hours a day, 5 days a week).  She smoked, and her husband, who was disabled at home, also smoked, and both of them smoked A LOT.  My son got nosebleeds frequently, and it was blamed on allergies and air quality.  They occured spontaneously, or could be brought on by the slightest bump.  He was 22 months old when I finally convinced my husband to tell his parents they couldn’t watch him anymore because they refused to not smoke with him in the house.  After a few weeks of not being in the smoke, the nosebleeds stopped.  He had been experiencing them for months before his 2nd birthday.  I don’t know if Justin or any of the people Ayla has lived with are smokers, or if all of them are, but this could cause major nosebleeds in a small child. 
            Again, I’m not trying to disprove anyone’s theories or say anyone is right or wrong.  I’m just REALLY holding onto the hope that the blood found could be due to something so simple, and that Ayla is still safe and sound with a friend or a relative.  Maybe the father felt that she wouldn’t be safe with her mother and had someone hide her knowing that Trista was going to try for custody.  It’s not likely, but we can pray that baby girl is safe and sound somewhere.

          • No I totally understand that.  I have personally not had a child that age bleed profusely in a spontaneous manner.  Had any of my children done so I’d have been very upset and taken them to the doctor.  I’ve had older children, 5, 6, get a nosebleed but only once and not a recurring thing.  Nosebleeds can be a sign of leukemia, so more than one must be taken seriously and investigated.  But what I was trying to get at is that if the child were having nosebleeds, or had A nosebleed, then they would have told the cops right away, don’t ya think?  What I can gleen from news reports and statements made by Steve McCausland is they have never contended that Ayla had a nosebleed, or more than one.  I understand that when they showed him a photo of the area where luminol found blood, he got up and walked out on them.  If it meant nothing don’t you think he would have sat there and explained it?  I had such hope for awhile, but it’s been too long, and with the information being released that they did find her blood in that house, I am no longer hopeful she is ok.

          • pbmann

            I was just stating a non violent cause for blood to be found that may not be remembered by the father.  I never said it was because of a nose bleed.  I do not know why there was blood found and neither does anyone else on this forum.

        • OldWench

          My youngest child got horrible nosebleeds and my 2 year old grandchild does as well.  When a young child has a nosebleed most of the blood stays on their person…face, hands, clothing.  Only a drop or two makes it to the floor and it is mixed with snot and mucus and they would be able to tell if the blood came from a nosebleed.  That blood would be on clothing and maybe bedding if the nosebleed began in the child’s sleep.  Keep in mind…my youngest child used to get sometimes over 20 severe nosebleeds a week for several years. We NEVER had a blood stain on any carpet, floor or furniture.

    • Jim McLeod

      EditorGina, they may not know how old the blood is but they know how old it isn’t, because she was only there for about two months. The blood therefore can’t be older than that.

  • Anonymous

    Police are now closing in. They are circling their prey. Shortly we will know!  They want this one ” Air Tight” with no chance to get away on some stupid technicality.
    Unleash the dogs!!

  • Anonymous

    Not one of us know how long this sweet baby girl had been missing before the authorities were notified.  It doesn’t take a Philladelphia Lawyer or a brain surgeon to figure out at this point that the three (maybe four….never did get a straight answer about Grandma DiPietro being home that night or not) adults are not telling the truth.  Absolutely NO EVIDENCE to support the abduction story.  An undisclosed amount of blood (more than from a small cut) that tests determined belonged to Ayla.  IF,  a HUGE IF,  it was an accident, then why lie about it?  No excuse is acceptable…….if all were partying, drinking and unable to operate a motor vehicle, there is always a 911 call for an ambulance in the event this poor darling fell down those basement stairs.  Supposedly there  were at least two other “MOTHERS” in the house at the time, would one of them not have enough sense to call 911 immediately?  We will never know the whole truth because  there is definately a cover-up going on between at least three of these adults.  I realize they have not turned up this little girls body yet.  I am hoping and praying against all odds that she is out there somewhere alive, possibly injured, but at least alive.  How many of you agree with me that they certainly have enough evidence at this point to make an arrest of at least Justin DiPietro, if not all three of the adults who were present,  including Alisha DiPietro and Courtney Roberts?   One would think two single mothers, each with a child of their own,   if they weren’t involved in some way, could sure use $30,000.00 in this rough economy.  I doubt they could receive the money now that they have gone along with the lies and the cover-up for this long.   I am looking forward to reading BDN Headlines.  ARREST MADE IN AYLA REYNOLDS CASE!  Whether it’s for child abuse or the unthinkable!!  God Bless Ayla, Trista and all the maternal relatives and friends of this darling little “Princess”  I pray that God grant the knowledge to all the authorities and persons involved to find the truth concerning this terrible ordeal.  Amen!

    • at least….. bare minimum…. a charge of negligence for “not knowing” where she is.

    • Anonymous

      Well said CountyGirl!

    • I agree, I think they have enough to arrest.  Maybe not to convict but an arrest is not the same standard as getting a conviction. 

      I would have said a “New York” lawyer, but Philly works. ; )

      • Briney

        They can’t do much until they find the little girl.   What can you charge them with if arrested now?  They’d be free within hours.

      • Anonymous

        I think the police know what they need in order to make an arrest. Let’s leave it up to them.

    • Anonymous

      Maybe if they arrested one of the girls, and started to charge them with something…they would talk.  Out of fear.  If those three had something to do with this, I hope they end up with the bill for all the investigative work that it has cost our state…us. 

      • Anonymous

        Someone should let them in on the secret — that if they lose their children because they’re involved in this then they lose their free life.  No more free food, housing, heat, and medical care.  That would make them take notice I’d think.

  • Anonymous

    Stand by for the other shoe to drop…

  • Anonymous

    I’m no expert on criminal law, but it would now seem that the police have enough circumstantial evidence (Ayla’s blood in the house, Ayla missing, stories not adding up or making sense, probably other evidence that they’re not telling the public, etc., if what we’re told in the BDN is true), even without a body-unfortunately, that’s where this seems to be going-to get an arrest warrant and charge the father with murder.  The prospect of a murder rap may induce a real confession.  Maybe they can’t make an arrest without a confession, lacking the hard physical evidence of murder.

    • I think they have enough for an arrest too.  This has gone on long enough.

      • Remember that the D.A and the Police Force and Who Ever, only have one bite at the Apple on this, or He is going to walk like Anthony did.. We can’t let that happen. I know we are all concerned and want answers to this, but we can’t push this to fast. I would rather and I know a lot of you would too, take as long as they want before this goes to trial.. Personally I would like to see a body, dead or alive to help make this case even stronger. We JUST can’t let him walk like Casey did.. Patience  my friends is the key right now..

        • Yes, I agree.  What would be ideal is for one of them to get arrested for something completely unrelated to this case, get them jailed, and there you go, you have that person in custody and perhaps willing to talk.  It’s got to be one of the girls.  Surely they care what happened to Ayla.  They each have a child of their own, so this must be painful for them, unless we have three sociopaths all together, which seems very unlikely.  They need to spill.  All this attention is only going to get more intense so if they think they can just wait it out and it’ll  go away, they have another think coming.

    • Anonymous

      I’m actually wondering if they’re still trying to figure out which of the three adults in the house they’re going to charge.  They may have all the circumstantial evidence that something happened in there but they may be unsure which suspect it is.  By releasing info like this and turning up the heat I would venture a guess that they’re trying to get someone to break.  I certainly hope whatever it is they’re doing works and they find this little girl, preferably unharmed but it’s beginning to look less and less likely.  What a sad story.

  • i have said from minute one that she was murdered.  Give the father some truth syrum and see what he has to say.  Hipnoses something, stop beating around the bush. 

    • Anonymous

      Comment of the day here!

      Great jorb!

    • pbmann

      Neither of which work, no such thing as truth serum and hypnosis is not admissible in court.

  • Anonymous

    These people are not telling the truth. Three other people in the house and some walks in and take Ayla, I don’t believe it. The father and the other two staying in the same house that night know more than what they are saying. Now I believe soemthing else is going on and the amount of bloog found is concerning.

    • Anonymous

      did u read the headline of the article??    just sayin’…

  • waynorth1

    I wonder why the names of the others in the house haven’t been released…..just sayin’.  Obviously they’re probably under surveillance.  They’d be talking if they weren’t guilty. Love to see Nancy Grace interrogate sis and sis.  Surely, they’re squirming…..this is exactly how the police wanted it to play out, so that it wouldn’t turn into a Casey Anthony case.  Soon or later, someone will yack.  They’ll probably turn on each other, the sisters….she did it, no she did it, no she did it.  I could be dead wrong….time will tell. 

    • Anonymous

      They have been released…a few weeks ago Justin gave the names of the people in the house that night.  I think McCausland also gave the names in one of these last couple articles.

    • Anonymous

      um,the other people have been named-Justin’s sister,and Justin’s  girlfriend (don’t remember their names)…

      • Elisha DiPietro and Courtney Roberts.

    • Anonymous

      They have released the names! Courtney roberts(Justins girlfriend) Elisha Dipietro (Justins sister and Justin (Aylas dad

      • waynorth1

        Sorry, didn’t know that. Thanks for the info.

        Subject: [bdn] Re: Investigators say there is no evidence toddler Ayla Reynolds was abducted

    • Anonymous

      Brilliantly irrational. 

      They’d be talking if they weren’t guilty! So how do YOU know that the people in the house haven’t given statements to the investigators already? It is because of people like you that it is necessary to have a Constitution that prohibits just such a conclusion in court from silence.  Your imagination can’t conjure one single alternative reason for invoking that right? 

      Your ” they’d talk if they were not guilty” syllogism is no more valid than a reader concluding that you KNOW what happened merely because you have stated your opinion as to what MUST have happened.

      Unbelievable.

      • Jim McLeod

        They have given statements to investigators. The investigators don’t believe them.

  • Anonymous

    “We urge anyone that has information about Ayla to come forward now and unburden yourself of the truth.”

    Oh the irony. Everybody already knows what the truth is, and the people making the appeal for truth are the only ones who know the truth.

    What I would like to know is whether the adults tried to mop up the blood and hide the murder or whether they didn’t both. Contemporary technologies makes luminescent finger pointing at blood.

    What we need to see is whether the perps will have to pay for the cost of the un-needed search for the unsightly remains.

    http://www.SkepticTank.Org/

  • Anonymous

    All this emphasis and blame on the adults – I know that it’s a very uncomfortable thought, but children can, once in a great while, do terrible things. The police have to be very careful about what they make public anyway, but if the other children were involved, they would be even more careful. Perhaps the adults who were in the home are, rightly or wrongly, trying to protect someone they love. Whatever happened, it’s all very sad.

    • Anonymous

      The other children in the home were toddlers.  I think the older one might have been three years old, tops.  Even if one of the children pushed her and she was badly injured, or worse, wouldn’t you, as an ADULT, call 911 to get her medical attention???  The police wouldn’t charge a toddler with assault or murder. 

      I do not buy this bologna about adults trying to protect the children.  If they were so concerned about protection they would have protected Ayla. 

      The adults know what happened.  End of story.  I hope the pressure will cause one (or more) of them to crack soon.  The entire family of this child deserves to know what happened to her.

    • Anonymous

      protect them from what?  Children under the age of 10 are never held criminally liable for their acts. Under 5 and they aren’t even competent to testify in a court, let alone be charged.

      All any adult could be protecting is him or her self.

    • So the other not-yet-two year olds got together and did it, and the adults are so scared the police will arrest their BABIES they concocted a kidnapping?!  Okaaay.

  • what if she ran away

    • oh wait shes not even 2, so that isn’t probable

  • Anonymous

    I had another thought that I posted but it got completely removed:>(

    • Anonymous

      Join the club.  I had a post removed also.  There were other comments that were a lot worse than mine and yet my comment got pulled.  I guess some people can write whatever they want and the others are subjected to the comment Nazis.

      • Anonymous

        They are still removing posts that bash the mom or the dad.  Come on its quite obvious the state police says the dad the lied.  Where is Ayla Justin

      • Guest

        Really. What happened to our first amendment rights?

  • Guest

    They have said that no one outside of the house could remember seeing her up to 2 weeks before she “disappeared”… So, why isn’t it possible that something happened beforehand and he decided to report it missing when he did since there was going to be something filed in the courts about custody?  At that point, he would have known that people would start “snooping” around… Just a thought…

    • Anonymous

      Exactly! And two adults in that house are afraid of saying what the other one did.

      • Guest

        if it happend weeks before…….the other adults in the house may have thought she was with her mother? Therefore they wouldn’t know she was missing?

        • They know better by now don’t you think?

        • I believe it said the mother was in rehab.

    • Anonymous

      I wonder when the grandmother last visited that house?  I doubt that she would be okay with her grandchild missing for two weeks.  I wondered too if something had happened to her prior to the date Justin reported her missing.

      • Anonymous

        TRUE, THAT WOULD MAKE ANY GRAND MA CRAZY.
        Think of the Casey Anthony case though.
        Lies will buy time.
        I pray for the baby.
        I pray for the family.
        What a secret to live with if they know something.
        SAD

    • Anonymous

      Who has said these things?   have not read it anywhere she had not been seen for two weeks !   just curious what I am missing?

  • I’m not one that agrees to the methods that CIA/Feds use to get info from individuals but a cup of Ayla’s blood in the basement!?, Somebody or all of them in that household know something about that little girls disaperence and need to be talking now!.

    • where did you get a cup of blood from? That is new news..

  • Anonymous

    just fess up “adults” in the household present. Enough damage done. RIP baby girl.

  • Nothing of any substance from law enforcement for weeks, and now we have had three consecutive days of leaking information. Seems like an intentional attempt to turn the heat up on the situation. I wonder why they would bother if they had any solid evidence. Maybe they are trying to increase pressure on suspects hoping for a mistake. The pace of things is changing hopefully there will be a resolution soon.

  • Anonymous

    hopefully the whole truth  will be answered  most of all where is this baby girl????

  • Anonymous

    The authorities used Luminol to detect some of the blood found.  It sounds like someone attempted a little sloppy housekeeping before contacting the authorities about Ayla’s “abduction”.  Someone must remember an “accident” or cleaning up blood in the basement. The authorities should lock up all three adults home on the night in question.

  • Daisey Winter

    There are so many things with this that don’t make sense to me.  If anyone gets injured and sheds blood, wouldn’t you clean it up?  if not, there must have been some kind of rush going on. hmm.  Why and how can Trista Reynolds even think of hugging Justin after hearing that blood/Ayla’s blood was found in the basement where he sleeps?  I would be slamming him against a wall for answers.  Also where is the paternal grandmother now? and where was she after all on the night Ayla disappeared? Trista seems to be keeping unbelievably calm, I would expect her to be crying hysterically and not be able to speak to the media.  Does anyone else have these questions?

    • Anonymous

      The blood in the basement is deeply concerning.  If Justin or his girlfriend hurt this child it seems to me that one of them would have been awakened, absent it being a joint effort to harm the child.   Babies and toddlers cry when they are injured, especially if they are injured enough to cause them to bleed. 

  • Anonymous

    One of the 3 adults in the house on December 17th better look good in orange. I see an orange jumpsuit in your future. One of you is going to flip on the others sooner or later….or all 3 of you are going to get your chance to show off your shiny new jumpsuits…..in the hoosegow.

  • Anonymous

    Everytime I read a report about this precious little baby girl and what her fate might be, I have a stronger emotional response than any of the family members. If it was my baby and I could possibly muster the courage to come  out of the house…..if someone stuck a microphone in my face, they would surely have to report I was too hysterical and grief stricken to verbally respond.    

  • Guest

    I find the parents dispositions to be a bit odd, specially the Mom’s. And at the beginning it seemed as if she was very eager to point fingers at her X, and now they are best chums. Even if there was some reconciliation they are still behaving oddly for people who have lost their child.

    • Anonymous

      What Huh, the mom is cleared right now, the dad is not, reread think twice and speak 

    • Anonymous

      Chums?  Really? just because she gave him a hug!  Maybe she didn’t want to start anything there.

    • Wow, she must be involved!  Duh, did it ever occur to you she knows what he’s done and she was trying to get some information out of him?  She wouldn’t get anything screaming at him and scratching his eyes out.

    • OldWench

      She is hoping that he will tell her what happened.  If she does and says to him what she’s really feeling and wanting to do there is no chance of him slipping up and telling her something to help find Ayla.  That mother is only restraining herself because she wants the truth.

  • Anonymous

    Oh….Wait….Now I remember…Ayla fell down the cellar stairs and we panicked !

  • Anonymous

    They should all be in Jail.  They know what happened to this baby and where she is. 

  • OldWench

    They’re putting the pressure on all 3 of them in hopes that someone will come forward and talk in exchange for a deal.  They’re running out of time now, though.  They’re close to making arrests…and all three of them are going to be arrested if one of them doesn’t come clean.

    • Anonymous

      Rut ro, they not blaming it on the mother now, wonder why

      • OldWench

        Believe it or not…I’ve actually seen some fools STILL blaming the mother.  It’s pretty astounding how badly some people despise single mothers.  In the beginning it was just like how those people react about single mothers just for getting state assistance…they hate on the mother and make excuses for the father.  That’s how it started in this, too, and shows just how pathetically sexist some people are.  Normally I never buy into the idea of sexism…but this case has made me realize that it’s still out there.

  • Anonymous

    Come on Justin speak now

  • Anonymous

    I don’t like the way u say it, i am a female… but that is what i have felt all along… but how could they both be involved?  but to me, they both act guilty as sin

  • Anonymous

    She checked into rehab and her baby had not been seen for a couple of weeks? suspicious? it appears that they both know exactly where baby ayla is imo..I think a good idea would be to throw justins girlfriend who has a child in the slammer and see how fast she starts talking?

  • Anonymous

    Both parents are just to calm, As a parent i would be destroyed to know my child is missing, Unless i knew where they were and safe

    • There was a case many years ago in Ohio, little girl about 4 years old if I remember correctly, went missing in the middle of the night.  Mother reports her missing, everyone goes out searching, a false report comes in that the child’s body had been found, and the t.v. news shows footage of the mother on the ground freaking out and screaming.  So, a few weeks go by, and finally we find out that mom and a man she was “seeing” killed the child and hid her body in an old foundry nearby.  Please don’t tell me anymore that Trista not flipping out at all times is an indication of…something, whatever it is everyone thinks when she is seen standing upright and speaking coherently.  What else is she supposed to do?  How does being a basket case help anything?  She is holding on, for her missing daughter, for her little son and for herself.  I think if my kid were missing, I would hold myself up, keep it together no matter what, because if I started screaming I’d never stop.  She is destroyed.  She is freaking out big time.  She didn’t do anything wrong.  The child didn’t go missing on her watch, so please, everyone get off Trista’s back.

      • Am thinking also with Trista going through the rehab, they might have given her a nerve pill, to help her through it all, that is probably why she seems so calm?

        • I do not know, but if you look at the video from Dec. 19, she is a mess.  She has obviously been up for two days at that point, I reference the dark circles under her eyes.  I imagine she has settled into some kind of weird coping routine since then.  That and the fact that she has another child to care for should put her demeanor in perspective.  She talked about how Justin was not cooperating in allowing her to see Ayla and that she had filed in court, for what I have never actually read.  I don’t know if it was to get her back full time or to enforce her time with the baby.  He was keeping the kid from her. 

  • Anonymous

    I agree, The investigating team “leaked” information it thinks will help the case.

    If the child was not in the home that nite, then there are three adults and two children that would know that. (or should know that)

    If the child was in the house when she went to bed, then ditto,.. they all should have known that too.

    I do not know the ages of the children, but if they are able to talk in sentences, then maybe a specialist could interview them? (with the parents permission)

    A child less than two years old would have been in diapers and need tending to,…

    the whole thing smells, and I agree, it’s a matter of time before a major break is uncovered and they can make a charge that will stick.

    • Public opinion is increasingly leaning towards the theory that she did not go missing overnight Dec. 16/17, that she has in fact been missing for much longer; that along with the Reynolds’ contention that they nor anyone else they can find outside the DiPietros’ had seen her since Nov. 24 and that Justin missed her follow-up appointment for her broken arm, raises many questions.  I don’t know how much is correct, if the cops have found people who did see her during the week before she was reported missing, and until that is cleared up I think more people are going to start believing that she has gone missing, possibly on purpose, much earlier rather than an accident that evening and a panicked cover-up. 

    • That is another thing too that you bring up.. Ayla was in her crib for over 12 hours, and not one went in there to check her, and give her a diaper change that morning.. 12 hours of being thirsty, hungry, needing a diaper change, and to check her cast.. Is unreal to me also..

  • Anonymous

    DiPietro and his GF slept that night in basement while his own daughter slept ALONE upstairs in a room to herself and in a soft cast..WTH…shows how much more he cared for the GF’s child versus his own. Your time will come, all of you who have had a hand in this child’s fate…

    • Anonymous

      It’s really hard to tell where Ayla slept the night of Dec. 16th. Perhaps she wasn’t even there. Perhaps she disappeared before she was reported missing. 

      • Anonymous

        I was reitterating what was reported in the article, It stated that the couple and her child slept in the basement while his daughter slept alone upstairs. I assume that the reason that was reported was because that is the accounting given to the police during questioning to establish timeline.Sheesh

  • Anonymous

    OK TO ALL OF YOU OUT THERE THAT THOUGHT SHE MAY HAVE HAD A LITTLE CUT OR THAT THE POOR LITTLE GIRL DIDN’T HAVE THE BLOOD IN HER BODY THAT WE DO….TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK NOW:
    Investigators
    who have spent six weeks looking for 20-month-old Ayla Reynolds believe
    the missing Maine toddler is dead and have intensified the search for
    her body, Newscenter 5’s Michele McPhee reported Monday. The
    toddler’s blood was found splattered in the basement of 29 Violette Ave.
    in the Waterville home where Ayla was staying with her father, Justin
    DiPietro, Maine State Police said. Several
    law enforcement sources said the blood appeared to have been “cleaned
    up” and that DiPietro left a police station when confronted with
    luminol-enhanced photos of his daughter’s blood splatters taken by crime
    scene investigators a week after he reported her missing.
    “Abduction is no longer a part of this investigation. We have grave
    doubts that an abduction took place and there is no evidence to support
    it,” Stephen McCausland, spokesman for Maine Department of Public
    Safety, told Newscenter 5. “We are focused on what happened to
    her in that house. There are three people in the house that have not
    been truthful. Their story does not pass the smell test,” he said.
    Law enforcement sources told McPhee that those people are Justin
    DiPietro, his girlfriend, Courtney Roberts, 24, and his sister, Alisha
    DiPietro, 19. McCausland confirmed that the people in the
    house on the night Ayla was last seen took lie-detector tests, “and they
    know the results.” A statement appeared Monday on a website
    created by Ayla’s mother, Trista Reynolds, saying that police told the
    girl’s family that “more blood than a small cut would produce” was
    recovered in the basement. “We urge anyone that has
    information about Ayla to come forward now and unburden yourself of the
    truth,” the statement read. “Even in light of this evidence we are more
    determined than ever to find out what happened to Ayla and cling to the
    hope that she is still alive and will be returned to us.” Police do not believe Ayla is alive.

    MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU SWEET ONE….

  • Anonymous

    They’re just asking for a full account now?!  Why wasn’t that asked at the beginning?  You’ve got to be kidding. 

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, and the Darwin Award goes to these bafoons running the investigation. All that time has gone by, Critical Time that might have made a difference…

      • Anonymous

        You’re both idiots!

        • Anonymous

          You’re obviously on Team Justin..

  • If you and your home has to be inspected to adopt a dog from the local kennel…… why aren’t parents and parents homes required to be inspected before sending a helpless baby home with idiots?   Well child checkups should include full body xrays and photos taken with the bruise detecting cameras. In my opinion … if you have nothing to hide, you shouldn’t mind. Its better to have the well taken care of children being tested having negative results if it could save the life of a child that IS BEING ABUSED. But how do the laws go? An infant is allowed to be left at a hospital or fire dept…. but what if you find you can not handle a 2 year old? You will go to jail for giving your child to someone that IS more capable. So, how do they make the problem go away? Well…. Ask Justin and Trista… They figured out the answer better than Casey Anthony did. Rotten hateful people in this world.

    • Guest

      ….

    • Hey, Trista didn’t harm her child. Justin managed to both break her arm and “misplace” her in two short months.  She didn’t want him to take her, he did when the request for child support started to get intense & Trista was temporarily out of the way, and DHHS helped him, and from what I hear they didn’t even do a home inspection.  That is not a fact only what I heard.  Trista finally had to start court proceedings because he was blocking her from seeing or speaking to the child on the phone.  Less than 48 hrs later, poof, kid is gone.  Please tell me what she did wrong in this situation?

    • Anonymous

      In case you failed to read ANY of the stories regarding this missing child — Justin, taking it upon himself to TAKE Ayla away from her grandmother (whom she knew) and whisk her away to Waterville (a place she didn’t know anyone) while Trista was in Rehab was the ONLY person responsible for her during the days that she came up “missing”.  You might not like the way Trista; talks, walks, dresses, blahblahblah but it doesn’t put responsiblity on her for a child that was taken from her — the person who THOUGHT he was going to be such a better parent then her is responsible.

      • Well, if Trista was a good parent she wouldn’t have needed “REHAB” she would have been there with her kid and this wouldn’t have even happened in the first place.

        • Anonymous

          Because she had a problem (that she recognized and was getting help for) doesn’t make her an unfit mother.  You can’t excuse the fact that Justin had Ayla, he was Ayla’s father so regardless of whether or not she was in rehab he could have still had Ayla for visitation and this same thing could have occured.

          What if she had cancer or another serious illness or disease would you be saying “If she didn’t need “chemo” she would have been there with her kid and this wouldn’t have even happened in the first place.

          Sounds like to me you like to blame the abused in situations.  Your comment is basically saying the same stupid thing like “If she wasn’t wearing red lipstick she wouldn’t have been raped” or any other crazy thing that when something bad happens to someone that person must have done something to deserve it.

  • Anonymous

    OMG with the latest news that Ayla’s blood was splattered on the basement wall and that there was evidence that “someone” tried to clean it up…JUST DISCUSES ME….WHY?? Just can’t understand what this POOR little baby could do to become a victim in the hands of these monsters.  Damn they couldn’t even take care of a chia pet for F&*K sake… </3

    • Anonymous

      Just wondering where did you see the info in regards to spattered blood in the bathroom?

      • Anonymous

        Nevermind, found it!  Apparently Boston News stations are a little morre on top of this.

      • Anonymous

        Police Believe Missing Maine Toddler Dead
        http://www.thebostonchannel.com

    • Anonymous

      I hadn’t heard that her blood was splattered on the basement wall. If that is the case, then it doesn’t take a genius to figure out what happened. Someone threw her against the wall with great force.

      • Anonymous

        Are you kidding me?  It doesn’t mean that someone threw her against the
        wall with great force.  There are a multitude of other ways blood could
        get splattered on the wall.  Wow.  Some of these comments are
        incredible!

  • Anonymous

    I’m tired of my tax dallors being wasted. Time to split these three up plus his mom.(Makes 4) Give those that haven’t the poly one. Then question them until we find her. Keep them locked up on obstruction of justice.

  • Anonymous

    From the article: “police on Monday pressed the three adults who were home with her on the night she disappeared to provide a full account of what happened.” 
    Oh so THAT’S all it takes to crack the case!!!

  • Anonymous

    I think everyone had in the back of their mind what the outcome here would/will be.  Im not surprised that Dad, Mom, or anyone else in their twisted little world could be involved. 

    One issue I have thats unrelated, why does this article mention that the maternal grandfather is a former marine.  It has absolutely nothing to do with the article or the entire case for that matter.  Is it mentioned to intimidate the DiPietro family or is it a desperate attempt to give Trista Reynolds side of the family more credibility? 

    Either way it was pointless   

  • Anonymous

    So it appears that whoever harmed the toddler tried to clean up the blood.  Of course blood is never really cleaned up.  I also find it funny that the father (use the term loosely) when the dad was confronted with the pictures of luminol (sp) enhanced blood splatter he got up and left……apparently the blood was splattered all over the bathroom.  I wonder how long she was dead (if dead) for prior to the father calling the cops.

  • I can’t believe they’re just now doing this??

    • Anonymous

      Doing what?

  • Anonymous

    Until the truth is determined the children of Alisha DiPietro and Courtney Roberts should be removed from their care as soon as possible!  They are either part of Ayla’s demise or are covering it up!  They are not safe or fit to parent!  I hope the police have contacted DHHS.  It’s time all THREE of them are arrested, then the TRUTH will come out!  People bash Ayla’s mother, but at least she was seeking help for her alcohol problem and did place Ayla in a safe place while she was getting help.  I bet Ayla would be alive and well today if she had been left with the person her mother placed her with.

  • Waterville, Maine (NEWS CENTER) —  A Boston
    television station is reporting tonight that investigators now believe
    that missing toddler Ayla Reynolds is dead. 

    However, Maine Public Safety spokesperson Steve McCausland says that
    report is completely untrue.  When asked about the story by NEWS CENTER,
    McCausland said, “it is unattributed, irresponsible, and inaccurate.” 
    We also spoke with Trista Reynolds’s stepfather Jeff Hanson who said
    police had not notified him or Trista that there was any change in the
    status of the investigation.  We’ll have more tonight at 11.”This is why people should not comment on cases like this to many made up stories”

    • Anonymous

      He has said himself Stephen Mccausland that she might not be alive.  Time ofr Justin to come clean

  • Anonymous

    WATERVILLE, Maine — Investigators who have spent six weeks looking for 20-month-old Ayla Reynolds believe the missing Maine toddler is dead and have intensified the search for her body, Newscenter 5’s Michele McPhee reported Monday.
    The toddler’s blood was found splattered in the basement of 29 Violette Ave. in the Waterville home where Ayla was staying with her father, Justin DiPietro, Maine State Police said.
    Several law enforcement sources said the blood appeared to have been “cleaned up” and that DiPietro left a police station when confronted with luminol-enhanced photos of his daughter’s blood splatters taken by crime scene investigators a week after he reported her missing.
    “Abduction is no longer a part of this investigation. We have grave doubts that an abduction took place and there is no evidence to support it,” Stephen McCausland, spokesman for Maine Department of Public Safety, told Newscenter 5.
    “We are focused on what happened to her in that house. There are three people in the house that have not been truthful. Their story does not pass the smell test,” he said.
    Law enforcement sources told McPhee that those people are Justin DiPietro, his girlfriend, Courtney Roberts, 24, and his sister, Alisha DiPietro, 19.
    McCausland confirmed that the people in the house on the night Ayla was last seen took lie-detector tests, “and they know the results.”
    A statement appeared Monday on a website created by Ayla’s mother, Trista Reynolds, saying that police told the girl’s family that “more blood than a small cut would produce” was recovered in the basement.
    “We urge anyone that has information about Ayla to come forward now and unburden yourself of the truth,” the statement read. “Even in light of this evidence we are more determined than ever to find out what happened to Ayla and cling to the hope that she is still alive and will be returned to us.”
    Police do not believe Ayla is alive.
    What started as a missing person case on Dec. 17, after DiPietro told police he put his daughter to bed and woke up to find her gone, is now a criminal investigation.
    DiPietro claimed she had been kidnapped, a theory that has been dismissed as implausible by the multi-agency task force investigating the girl’s disappearance.
    A window taken from the Violette Avenue bedroom where Justin DiPietro claimed his daughter was sleeping did not appear to be tampered with and could not be opened from the outside, law enforcement sources said.
    Justin DiPietro declined to comment Monday, brushing past an Associated Press reporter outside his house without addressing questions before going inside and emphatically closing the door.
    Investigators have been scouring the remote woods of Maine looking for the toddler’s body. On Jan. 12, more than a dozen police divers searched an icy river near the house that Justin DiPietro lives in, but found nothing.
    Last month, officials drained Maine’s Messalonskee Stream so that police could search it on foot and by air overhead, which also proved fruitless.
    DiPietro has denied any involvement in his daughter’s disappearance. He did admit to accidentally breaking his daughter’s arm weeks before he reported her missing.
    He canceled a follow-up appointment with his daughter’s doctor on Dec. 12, Trista Reynolds’ sister, Jessica, told Newscenter 5.
    “Justin knows what happened to my niece and he hasn’t spoken to us since she went missing,” Jessica Reynolds said.
    Ayla had been living with her father since November after her mother checked herself into a rehab.Read more: http://www.thebostonchannel.com/news/30334378/detail.html#ixzz1l07GlqpR

  • Anonymous

    From the article: “McCausland confirmed that the people in the house on the night Ayla was
    last seen took lie-detector tests, “and they know the results.”

    I haven’t heard any yelling from the rooftops.  Hmmmm……. I wonder what THOSE test results were.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you State and Local detectives for working long and hard hours on this case. You need to be commended. 

    • orono, they sure do deserve a whole lot of kudo’s for this.. i would not want to be in their shoes for one day over all of this..

      • Anonymous

        This will bring  tears when this is all over,  they do get personally involved.  You never think something so horrific as this  could happen in your own community. We are turning into a throw away society , if you don’t like it just throw it away like trash.  Praying for sweet, little innocent, happy baby Ayla. She didn’t deserve this. 

    • Look, people, when cops work “long and hard hours,” they are getting overtime.

      Whenever there is a disaster or big case, people thank the cops for being “heroes.” If they were truly “heroes,” they would donate their time, instead of getting their double or triple pay.

      • And how do you know they are not??

  • Anonymous

    “Justin DiPietro declined to comment Monday”….He seem to be talking about his innocent before this, now all of a sudden he is not answering questions….why?… He has claimed many times he is innocent so now he not speaking to the Press.  Ahhh he was sleeping in the basement and the girls blood was found there also.  The puzzle is slowing coming together.  I believe this points to the father.  I wonder what he has said to the police about the fact his daughter blood was found in his basement…..What answers did he give them?   If he is not talking he is hiding something.  lets hope the police find the girl soon……and whoever took her place them in a dark cold place for a lifetime.

    • No, he’s been evasive with the media the entire time since he reported the baby missing.  He didn’t make a public appeal to find her for two weeks, Trista had to call him out.  Then he does and it’s odd, to say the least.  Then, everytime I see something new on the case, he is asked to comment and he is either not willing to do so on camera or declines to comment altogether.  But today, he pushes past them in front of the house and then slams the door behind him.  That’s a statement, IMO.

  • Anonymous

    Here is the problem that I have with this entire case.

    SIX weeks she has been missing.  100’s of items taken from the house as evidence.  Blood finally talked about SIX weeks later.
    Police say they are doubtful this could have been an abduction from the house.  That pretty much leaves mommy out of it unless Justin’s Sister or Girlfriend is in on it with the mother.

    McCausland goes on the NANCE GRACE show, and pretty much says NADA…other than that blood was found, that it was Ayla’s and that he wont say anything else about it.  Nobody is charged.  He wont answer any questions at all to Nancy and the slew of experts that are on teh show.  Why?  Wouldnt they be able to help? 

    Is there any doubt that this child has been murdered?  Blood, missing for SIX weeks.  If this were an abduction, you would think that the National pressure would make the culprit come forward and take his medicine for a kidnapping which would be far less than murder. 

    I pray she is ok, but i am very doubtful that she is…God Bless her.

  • Anonymous

    Does anyone remember that the baby daddy was nowhere to be seen or heard of when this all happened?  In all reports the first few weeks of this story breaking he was off the radar I found that suspicious then and now I know why, he’s guilty with a capital G.  Also that today show appearance of the baby daddy please he couldn’t even remain having eye contact and every single time a question came up about Ayla he looked away, that is the number one sign someone is lying to you.  You know its easy to blame the mom because she had this problem or that problem but society seems to forget it takes two people to make a baby and its the responsibility of both the mother and the father to raise it.  Father’s need to step up to the plate more often regardless if they are with the mother or not.  Single mothers are not the ruination of this country, deadbeat fathers and men who refuse to grow up and take responsibility are.

  • Guest

    i have to post this what if the other children in the house was jealous of her and maybe they hurt or pushed her on accident and she fell and hit her head and i hate to say died but what if thats what happened and all 3 adults were scared and did something with her.So they were scared to tell the truth about what really happened its all what ifs right now till we find the truth  i just no if it was me i would be really hard to just sit around and wait my baby is my life and i would go to the ends of world to find her im sure they are upset and all im not saying there not but its all a what if!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      yeah maybe that happened because before Ayla had  those bruises and broken arm it means he is not good father he didnt care to much for her maybe an accident happened to ayla but why in the basement they found her blood??? Basement!!!!

  • Guest

    One of those ADULTS knows what happened, grow some and admit it already.

  • Anonymous

    I say the mother and father need to be sterilized. Obviously neither one of them is capable of caring for a child.

    • Anonymous

      The mother was not at the house when Ayla went “missing” just because you don’t like how she presents doesn’t mean she’s a bad mother.  Obviously she cared for Ayla for the first 18 months of her life without incident and has the care of her other child — Ayla’s father was responsible for her at the time — many parents that are no longer together share custody.  Justin didn’t take that responsibility seriously evidently.

    • Guest

      ….

  • Anonymous

    Gimme 10 minutes alone with that father and I’ll get the truth out of him.  If you’re a parent and you feel any different you need to take a look in the mirror and think about what you’d do if that was your child. 

    • Are your feet on the ground? You watch too much TV.

  • Unfortunately,  all these latest releases just amount to desperation on the police’s part.  The bottom line is they know that the people in the house aren’t forthcoming.  They know at least one person in the house was responsible.  But there is not a thing they can do about it without sufficient evidence.

    All this press release about putting pressure on the three in the house to talk doesn’t mean anything.  If those three are smart, they’ll shut up and let the police continue to grasp at straws.

  • Anonymous

    Been following this since day 1 ,So sad ,always felt information was being held back .
    The best way to get them to talk is hit their pockets. Bet they are all drawing some sort of State aide.
    Take it away! No food stamps ,no subsidies. No Maine care NILL.. See how long the silence will last.. Just saying……

  • they where sleeping with other kids in the house and only she came up missing sound like bull to me they need to put some real presure on the abults take all the kids in that house and put them in state cousdy  they will talk .

  • Anonymous

    The mother will never tell on the son,and the son will never tell on the girl friend.

  • Anonymous

    I thought it was strange he shaved and got cleaned up after she disappeared.

  • Anonymous

    Does anyone know if any of the adults in the home have criminal histories?
    If yes, anything for drugs?
    A possible scenario is that Ayla was injured, but no one would contact authorities because there was contraband in the house…just a thought.

    • Anonymous

      Justin has a background but a very small one

  • Anonymous

    Been following this since day 1 ,So sad ,always felt information was being held back .
    The best way to get them to talk is hit their pockets. Bet they are all drawing some sort of State aide.
    Take it away! No food stamps ,no subsidies. No Maine care NILL.. See how long the silence will last.. Just saying……

  • Anonymous

    your crazy

  • Anonymous

    this all centers around the dad, he knows what happened..hopefully he will be nailed hard .another Casey story…Justin you’ll not get the legal team she had..I believe the law knows exactly what happened,without a body hard to prove , make it stick,he’s going down!!

    • waynorth1

      Good point.   I don’t personally think he participated, but I do think that he knows.  The girlfriend and the other one had to explain what happened to the baby when she wasn’t at the breakfast table.  Can’t wait to see all three mug shots.  Hopefully, there is someone in that gene pool who can take care of the other babies in the event that they all end up in the slammer.  I’m thinking no.  

  • Anonymous

    Wow, some of these comments are crazy. It is unbelievable that people have time to make several comments per hour and some are dreaming up solutions that they think will crack the case. What did people do before comments were allowed on BDN?…work I guess.

  • Briney

    Obvious from the start that the father and the rest of the people in the house were not telling the truth.   Impossible for anyone to have entered the home and taken the child without anyone  knowing.

    But police hands are tied until Ayla is found.

    • Anonymous

      Its probably a 99 percent chance she is not alive, but we dont know yet.  EIther way all three adults with the dad included in that will be charged with something

  • Anonymous

    There is a special place in hell for people who harm children. There is a hellish place called jail in the meantime for people who hurt children waiting to die! Let us be frank people. If your girlfriend killed your pride and joy would help cover it up? If your little sister killed your pride and joy would you cover it up? Mr. Dipietro  KNOWS something in relation to the case! He also now knows that the investigation shows this. Won’t be long until the public knows the truth. I just fear that the life of a beautiful little girl has been taken for no good reason! One more thing Trista Reynolds, if you conceived a child with Dipietro. Having repeatedly confirmed that you two were in a relationship. . . Then you know what kind of a guy he is. Keep an eye on him. He will be trying to run soon!

    • Guest

      I agree. However people do foolish things. Specially if they have ties to drug & alcohol abuse. This might open up more charges. I wish that someone in that house hold would confess. But the sad truth is that there are too many people just like them today, they are not friends or lovers but rather “business associates” and/or “co-dependence”. It’s all too easy for people these days to push love, family, truth, morals, and true friendships aside to protect their personal status quo.  If one person comes forward as a witness their associates will probably get revenge by sharing evidence with the police that incriminates them in something, even if it’s not related to the case at hand. Or they know they will be ‘cut off’ from the group somehow. I know this sounds negative but too many Mainers are just like this these days. People here just aren’t what they used to be. I’m not saying all Mainers are like this in 2012 but if I had to put a percent on it I’d have to say that over 70% of Mainers (and out of staters that moved her permanently) to me seem to care more about “gains” than true loving and caring relationships.  Sure a lot of them may preach they “care” and “love” but when you do the math, when you TRULY LOOK at what people around here “Say” verses what they actually “Do” you’d clearly see that actions speak louder than words.

  • Guest

    what about the other children that were in the household that night, spending the night, couldn’t they interview them to see if Ayla was actually home that night? I say arrest the father and put him jail and I bet he spills his guts then….

    • Anonymous

      I dont think either child id old enough to be interviewed.

    • Anonymous

      depends on age

    • Guest

      Well. We still live in a society in which you are innocent until proven guilty. I’m not saying I believe the father is innocent HOWEVER they cant just go arresting people willy nilly. And even if it turns out he was guilty they’d probably need to set him free under “false arrest” and/or “violating” laws and rules governing proper procedure. I’m sure if the police think he’s guilty they have a strong urge to arrest him but if they don’t do this by the law they could end up losing this case.  Just because you don’t like someone doesn’t mean they are guilty. In other words “Implication does not mean causation”.  Personally I suspect BOTH parents and the guests in the home that night are guilty, even if the mother (seemingly) wasn’t there, and/or Ayla may or may not have already disappeared before that night. However if the police violate the law and start arresting people with no concrete evidence nor viable ties to clues/evidence they can’t arrest anybody yet. For example the blood (though evidence of something) has not been “linked” to any of the suspects yet. The fact the blood is in the basement of the Dad’s house is only “circumstantial”. They need to find some viable way of tying evidence to the suspects. If they don’t a clever lawyer will shoot holes in the Police investigation even if the police scare a confession out of someone under false arrest.

  • Anonymous

    The wheels of justice turn slowly. Let’s hope they get it right and find the responsible people for this very sad act upon a child. If the father is involved, he’ll get his do in prison. Adults who pray upon children are the lowest of the low. God bless Ayla….

  • Anonymous

    Just something else to ponder…..The father of Ayla DiPietro lives with his mother. His girlfriend stayed over night with him along with his sister. At first DiPietro’s mother said that she was home when they discovered that Ayla was missing and than a few days later she came forward with the truth that she wasn’t there. Where was she that night…..funny that this is her house, and that her granddaughter was going to be gone with her Mother the next day or two and she was not home being with her granddaughter in her final hours there, or unless she took her and stashed her hidden from family and that is why she wasn’t home that night when the next day she told the police she was…..Interesting….Let’s question DiPietro’s mother more on these issues….

    • Anonymous

      these people have had no emotional ties to Ayla, greed and spite are the reasons they had her.If Justin had her no child support and hey i can get big bucks on income tax if she’s with me befor dec.

  • Anonymous

    “Ayla probably thinks this is some sort of game.  She adapts real well and I’m sure she has adapted to this situation.” 

    Quotes from an interview with Justin — wonder if he knows either that his mother placed Ayla with extended family that is caring for her OR if these are some sort of sadistic words coming from a person who had no feelings for Ayla and he knows that she will not be coming home.  Either way Justin knows where his daughter is. 

  • Guest

    This mystery seems to be more than just about the little girl. But rather the coldness of adults. “”Cause it’s cold outside, when you coming home?”” Song: “Not in love” – http://www.youtube.com/user/crazydavesemporium#p/c/23C0502F79A651A4/0/jf6I5qZFoHI

  • Anonymous

    The police keep quiet about many things about a case. They often throw a little bit of information here and there to get the people they are investigating to crack or do something very drastic because they feel like they could be arrested at anymoment. The police might already have enough evidence to arrest just not enough to convict. Besides the nation doesn’t want another Casey Anthony case. Those wounds are still fresh. You have to be really careful about what is put in the newspaper and the news. We don’t want to have to fly in people from Canada to be on a Jury. (hypothetical) 

    • Anonymous

      Also it’s up to the jury to decide, not to be tried in the press like Casey was. 

      • Anonymous

        Thank you for Parroting what I said. Hence the “we don’t want to fly in people from canada (although you do have to be a citizen of us to be on a Jury) to be on a Jury. Meaning lets not compromise this case i.e from your words “tried in the press like Casey was.” 

  • im a father and to me it seems like the father of this child did something i bet in the long run it will come out that he did it and they will find her in the woods or in the river

    • Must have been tough growing up with the name “Kaitlyn.” Someone should write a song about that, something about a boy named Kaitlyn….

      • Anonymous

        How rude!

  • Anonymous

    So they say that ayla was on the main floor sleeping in a bedroom and her father was in the basement that night. Maybe ayla woke up and was looking for her dad and knew where he was. What if the child fell down the stairs looking for her dad? Wasnt the blood found in the basement?

    • Anonymous

      I was thinking the same. But wouldn’t someone in the house fess up and say it was an accident and call 911? 

    • Anonymous

      Right, but if she accidentally fell downstairs why not call 9-1-1?   Accidents happen.  If that were the case, there would have been no need to “panic” and concoct some loony-tunes story about an abduction.  I don’t disagree with the potential for an accident.  However, even if that were the case, they are negligent as heck for not helping the poor girl. 

  • this is so messed up. that poor little girl.

    When all of this started wasn’t it the state that got involved with placing Ayla with her ‘father’ even though the mother wanted her with her family? Not blaming the state at all, they cant see this coming, but still a point.
    I hope this poor girl is found alive, even though that really isn’t the case anymore. But having kids myself I can’t help but hope she is alive. This isn’t right. No one should hurt a poor child, ever. I couldnt ever hurt a child or my kids, it isnt right. I get that kids are stressful but they are never stressful enough to hurt or kill. This isnt right. They need to stop calling this man her ‘father’ because he clearly isn’t much of one.

    • Yes they placed her, for no good reason, with the father.  And I do blame them, indirectly at least.  They didn’t even help Trista enforce visits, she had to go to court.  I think they deserve lots of blame here. 

  • Anonymous

    the police really have caused this to take this long. It was a week before the made the scene a crime seen. how many local law enforcment,family,friends went in and out of that house with no foot coverage,no gloves ect. Now they need a body to have any chance of making a charge stick. the house was totally contaminated before maine state police detectives were on scene. i hope they find her alive..

    • Anonymous

      You really don’t think they had gathered all their evidence within the first 2 days?  Just because the crime scene tape didn’t go up until later doesn’t mean they didn’t recover all the goods they needed.  I love the fact that just because we find out things later that that some how equates to the police not doing their job 6 weeks ago.  I personally think they are playing this just perfect….getting the guilty party to sweat!  I am sure in a week or two somebody will flip and spill the beans.

  • Anonymous

    If they know that there wasn’t an abduction then its clear that something happened that Justin is aware of or should be because he is the father of Ayla.  Why can’t he be arrested and brought in on endangering the welfare of a child?  He obvisously knows where Ayla is and if he can’t prove that she is with someone safe then bring him in.  If she isn’t with someone and safe then she’s somewhere not safe — thus he is endangering her.  Just a thought — according to the police they know that she didn’t walk out on her own or that someone came and took her away.

    • Guest

      Unless he was passed out and/or asleep. However both parents give off an air of suspicion.

      • Anonymous

        Even if he were passed out — he would still be responsible for Ayla — she was under his care. It has been determined that no one came in from outside the home to take her — So someone inside the home has information. It is his home and Ayla is his child, something has happened to her and he should either start talking (truth) or be arrested on any meanial charge they can drum up for someone who “loses” their baby in the middle of the night.

      • Anonymous

        You know something, its told you several times the mom is cleared right now, the suspicious ones are courtney, justin, ashely drop it 

  • Anonymous

    GIVE IT UP YOU CHILDISH, SELFISH PEOPLE! LOOK WHAT A MESS YOU HAVE CREATED NOW. I’LL BET WHENEVER YOU ORIGINALLY DID WHATEVER YOU DID, YOU WEREN’T (DUH) THINKING ABOUT WHAT A MESS YOU WOULD CREATE! AH, YEA, NOW IT’S ALL OVER THE NATIONAL NEWS. IF SOMEONE IS HIDING SWEET AYLA, YOU ARE IN BIG, BIG TROUBLE NOW!! AND IF…I DON’T AND WON’T EVEN SAY IT!! GIVE IT UP, DEAL WITH THE CONSEQUENCES OF YOUR ACTIONS. THAT’S LIFE. WE ALL MAKE DECISIONS, GOOD AND BAD. STOP BEING SO DARN SELF CENTERED. THAT’S NOT THE WAY TO LIVE LIFE!  TIMES UP. GOD KNOWS WHAT YOU HAVE DONE. WHAT WAS DONE IN DARKESS SHALL BE BROUGHT TO THE LIGHT.

    • Anonymous

      why are you screaming 

  • Anonymous

    Poor little Ayla has been neglected by so many adults in so many ways , it is impossible for decent, responsible, caring people to comprehend.   My prayers for this sweet, innocent baby.

  • The mother ‘miss innocence’  has to know something. 

    She keeps pointing her finger at the neighbors for knowing something despite all the updates and evidence pointing to an inside job. She wont point her finger at the father, why is that miss innocence? How about not closing your eyes lids when you speak.

    • Anonymous

      She closes her eyes when she speaks — this must mean she’s guilty! Man cut the woman some slack, maybe she wants to believe it has to be someone else, that Ayla’s father couldn’t do something to his own kid.

    • Justin?  No?  Must be Elisha.  No?  Courtney then?  Ah, I got it, Granny Phoebe!  Nice of you to join us!  See only a person trying to deflect suspicion from themselves would say such ignorant things about Trista, trying to mislead the public.  Not buying it Granny.  Tell us  what happened to your granddaughter.

    • Anonymous

      Nonsense! Give it a rest! How rude!

  • Anonymous
    • Anonymous

      Justin’s sister directs people to an Attorney in Augusta.  Sounds like the three of them have lawyered up and have no intention of breaking their pact.  So sad for Ayla, sounds like she may never be found

      For God’s sake…Please tell me we aren’t paying for this lawyer. I have a gut feeling that somehow there’s some state program that is picking up the tab for this.

      • waynorth1

        wonder which one of those “adults” are paying the lawyer’s fee.  Probably DePitro’s mother had to put the house up as collateral.  

        • Anonymous

          I hope she did — anything other than the tax payers paying for it.  Somehow I think he probably qualifies for Pinetree legal or some other free legal service that tax payers pick up the price for.

      • Anonymous

        That is where Justins Lawyer is from.  Looks like all three could be headed to prison for sometime.  I hear its a great place, locked up 23 hours a day, 3 meals a day, rec time. shower time even a library.  I wanna go Just kidding there

  • Anonymous

    Nice that you can make sure your girl friends child is protected but not your own. LOSER

  • People who are lying tend to keep shutting their eye lids, avoiding direct eye to eye contact.
    Sound like anyone in this case?

    • Anonymous

      You still running on the theory that her mother snuck into the house and “took” her?  Good for you I guess your smarter than the police.  Maybe she’s beyond grieve in trying to figure out where her child is? People do a lot of things when there guilty and they do things when they’re under a great deal of pressure too.  Read the articles — Police say the theory that someone came into the house doesn’t even pass the straight face test.

      • I did NOT mention the theory she snuck into the house. I mentioned
        ” People who are lying tend to keep shutting their eye lids, avoiding direct eye to eye contact.’

        She’s beyond grieve?  She was smiling on Saturday.  She is hugging and chatting away with the father on Saturday.   She’s basking in the spotlight.  When she talks , its all about her, how she is doing, how she is hurting ,how she is blab,blab,blab/……   Once in awhile she mentions wondering about her missing child.

        • Anonymous

          So what are you saying she’s not telling the truth about? Maybe you should write a book on how someone should act when in such a terrible situation — no matter how she had reacted she would have been pulled apart.  If she cries I read about how she fakes the tears, if she doesn’t cry she doesn’t care and on and on.

          • does susan smith ring a bell? google the name.

          • Anonymous

            I can recall that Susan Smith actually had her children with her at the time…If I’ve read the many articles correctly about Ayla — SHE WAS WITH HER FATHER! Nuff Said I guess!!!

          • Anonymous

            Amen!

        • Anonymous

          Talking about yourself, much? You seem to be able to define all of her internal workings so well. Hmm, sarcasm as taught to me by my 22 year old daughter…YOU nor anyone else can determine what Trista’s inner workings are, that is utter nonsense. YOU are not inside of her mind, body, etc in order to determine her thoughts, feelings nor motivations. It is degrading  and derogatory the way you are speaking about her.

          Oh and, btw, some people work on forgiveness and being the best they can be. Maybe, Trista, found a better way than most of handling herself. Tragedy can and will do that, show people how to become better individuals. It’s too bad others don’t learn that lesson.

          12 step teaches Let Go and Let God. It also teaches deal with your “issues” or they will deal with you. In other words, walk forward and keep walking forward. Be the bigger person. Forgive in order to forgive yourself. One Day At A Time. Live and Let Live.

          Try it people! Try forgiveness, utilizing compassion, being less judgmental and much more kind. Walk a mile in her shoes…….

          Namaste!

    • You don’t have a clue, maybe you need to get the money back you spent on getting the certificate in human behaviour you seem to possess, since you can tell so much about a person you don’t even know.  Unless a person has gone through an experience like this they don’t have the foggiest idea how they would behave,.  Trista is hardly basking in anything.  That is patently absurd.  No one would want attention like this.

      • a national talk show host said tonight ,nancygrace, the mother refused going on the air and refused  giving a statement.

    • Anonymous

      “I” do not like direct eye contact unless I trust a person. I am on the autistic spectrum, I have aspergers. Indirect eye contact does not necessarily mean lying. Closing of the eyes does not necessarily indicate lying, either. How would you behave if you were being this closely scrutinized? Would you be conscious of your mannerisms, facial expressions and tone of voice? Btw, as an adult who is aspergers, my tone does not always match my facial expressions nor indicate my emotions or lack thereof! I am very literal. I also fidget because it is calming. Would that be attacked as well by you and John Q. Public? Probably.

      It seems in this section of the state, if a person “DECIDES/ thinks” something is true/ how people ought to do, say, think, behave/ how people ought not do, say, think, feel, behave even if the facts prove otherwise, then by God it IS true, how it should be, etc.

      Give me a break.

  • Something still don’t sit right with me here.. EVERYONE keeps saying they are putting pressure on the 3 of them, but in actuality it is the 4 of them. You have Justin and his Sister, and his Girlfriend, They could be covering for the mother as well.. first she is there, and then she is not. Kids always protect Mom, that goes without saying. Mom knows more about this then she is saying for sure, she has been awful quiet during this whole thing. We never saw her handing out tee shirts, or in the press or on tv.. not even at the balloon vigual.. Where is Mom? and what is she up to?? Trista’s Parents have been seen all over the place. But not a word from Justin’s Mom?  Would like to hear more about her, and her “truth” to all of this as well.. For some reason, I have a feeling she is the missing link in this story..

  • Anonymous

    sigh. still no new news this morning. Help, Lord! May God bless all those who truely love little Ayla and bring all to light. And especially, may He bless little Ayla!

  • How about the mother stop badmouthing and pointing her finger at the people who live in the Violette street Waterville neighborhood?

    She was at the balloon festival on Saturday. She was smiling. She and the father appeared to be buddy-buddies again.  She was aware blood was found in the basement of the house and it was her daughters.
    Yet, at the festival she said when asked ‘ she was ready to go banging on doors in the neighborhood’

    The reputation and image of the people living in the Violette street neighborhood was ripped apart, everyone was guilty til proven innocent. Now it looks more and more like  it was an inside crime and had nothing to do with the good people who live in the Violette street neighborhood in Waterville.

    • Guest

      ….

      • Guest

        I don’t get that at all. It looks like Skowhegan Resident was simply pointing out an observation and in fact was saying that the mother should stop stirring things up by “stop badmouthing” the residents. So if anything he or she was only pointing out the mom was trying to stir things up.

  • Guest

    dkenzie, In the article above: 1. Neither of them is “cleared” right now. Perhaps you should reread and rethink before flapping your lips in the wind. There is still an ongoing investigation and 2. the mom has failed to finish the polygraph test. Sounds suspicious to me.

  • Guest

    I love how the news papers like the BDN insinuate guilt when a person refuses to give them an interview. I’m not saying the Dad is innocent but they shouldn’t let sour grapes sway them subjectively. Why would anyone really trust the media these days? The only think I believe when I read the paper is “something is going on”, however I know full well that the wording can be misleading. Personally I think that both parents are guilty of something regarding this case but we can only speculate so far as to “what” that is.

  • Guest

    dkenzie, In the article above: 1. Neither of them is “cleared” right now. Perhaps you should reread and rethink before flapping your lips in the wind. There is still an ongoing investigation and 2. the mom has failed to finish the polygraph test. Sounds suspicious to me.

    • Guest

      PS dkenzie: in an article on the BDN dated the same day as this article that you told me to “reread and rethink” it clearly states that “””McCausland maintains that no one has been ruled out as a suspect.””” so I have no clue what so ever what articles you’ve been reading. So I think you should take your own advice and “reread” & “rethink” before opening your mouth. Thanks and have a nice day : )

  • Guest

    All FOUR you mean.

  • Anonymous

    Jumping Jimmeny Crickets, people!

    Again, people decide how the police/ community, mother, BDN, whomever “should” behave and bammo, when they do not it is wrong!

    Magical thinking much?

  • Anonymous

    The grandmother intially said that she was there also. Does that mean she lied ?

  • Anonymous

    Whatever the outcome of this horrable situation,it is so sad that this sweetheart of a little girl has paid the price, I think God is protecting her now ,and I bet he has for longer than we are aware of too. plenty of time to clean any messes that might have been in the basement or bedroom.  SAD

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