Today I am discussing the case of missing 20-month-old Ayla Reynolds. According to Ayla’s father Justin DiPietro, on December 16, 2011, he put her to bed at 8pm and when he woke up she was gone. Justin and his family are convinced that Ayla was abducted. However, law enforcement quickly dispelled this theory and accused Justin and those in the house the night Ayla went missing of knowing more than they are sharing with investigators. Despite some pretty damning evidence, years of fighting and lawsuits, and this quite literally this becoming the largest search for a missing person in the history of the state of Maine, Ayla’s case remains unresolved.
Poster for sharing:
How to help:
If you have any information about Ayla please call the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit at 207-624-7143.
District Attorney Megan Maloney -623-1156 or Contact@Kennebecda.com
December 18, 2011, Conference- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_m-6hTW8u0
May 31, 2012, Conference- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amHVOHVULsc
October 23, 2013, Conference- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8uk9WUv8Ss
December 27th, 2018, Conference- https://www.facebook.com/wmtwtv/videos/2124656234239198
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13, CBS. “Missing Toddler's Blood Was from When She Was SICK, Attorney FOR Ayla Reynolds' Father Says.” Bangor Daily News, 17 May 2019, bangordailynews.com/2019/05/17/news/missing-toddlers-blood-was-from-when-she-was-sick-attorney-for-ayla-reynolds-father-says/.
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Campbell, Cindy. “Ayla Reynolds' Mother Says Father Has Disappeared.” Q106.5, 14 Mar. 2019, q1065.fm/ayla-reynolds-mother-says-father-has-disappeared/.
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Cousins, Christopher. “Police Confirm Blood Found IN Toddler's Father's Home Is Ayla's.” Bangor Daily News, 30 May 2017, bangordailynews.com/2012/01/29/news/mid-maine/aylas-blood-confirmed-among-samples-taken-from-fathers-home/?ref=search.
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Gluckman, Neil. “Demonstrators at Waterville Police Department Demand Arrests in Ayla Reynolds Disappearance Case.” Bangor Daily News, 25 Jan. 2014, bangordailynews.com/2014/01/25/news/mid-maine/demonstrators-gather-outside-waterville-police-department-in-support-of-ayla-reynolds/.
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“Missing: What Happened to Baby Ayla Reynolds? - Pt. 3 - Crime Watch Daily.” YouTube, Crime Watch Daily, 23 May 2016, www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRPXli9pra4.
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WGME. “Tuesday Marks 8 Years Since Ayla Reynolds Disappeared.” WGME, WGME, 17 Dec. 2019, wgme.com/news/local/tuesday-marks-8-years-since-ayla-reynolds-disappeared.
Whittle, Patrick. “20-Month-Old Ayla Reynolds Disappeared 7 Years AGO. Now Her Mother Is Suing Her Father.” Boston.com, The Boston Globe, 17 Dec. 2018, www.boston.com/news/local-news/2018/12/17/ayla-reynolds-wrongful-death-lawsuit/.
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