Justin DiPietro called 911 the morning of 12/17/11 to report his daughter missing. She was discovered missing at 8:50 am. As one commenter already stated, people were already talking about her being missing before it was reported to the police. Did Justin call all of his friends before calling the police? Police petitioned the court to keep the transcript of the call private and not release it to the media. Why? Do the police plan to submit it as evidence? If that is what they are planning to do then the police must think Justin is involved in the crime or did he name someone that he thought took her? I find it more likely that police think he is involved in the crime but that is just me and what do I know?
After Ayla was reported missing, the whole community pulled together and spent hours searching for this little girl. They knocked on the neighbor's doors, drained ponds and lowered rivers. Justin did not participate in any of the searches nor did his family. He claimed later he was too distraught. Trista Reynolds said her family was told to stay in Portland. To Trista's credit, she did what she could to keep Ayla's name in the papers and on the news. She faced reporters head on knowing that she would be ripped apart because of her stint in rehab. I commend her for that. Justin doesn't release his first statement until 12/20/11 and it is only a written statement.
Everyone was hoping this little girl would be home in time for Christmas and I cannot imagine how hard of a Christmas it must have been for all involved. It took the joy right out of mine. Ayla was always in the back of our minds. Investigators worked through the holidays to no avail. On 12/26/11 Waterville Attorney John Nale and others announced they were offering a $30,000 reward for information leading to the whereabouts of Ayla. No one stepped up to claim the money. When I heard the news about the reward money I thought for sure, this is it. Someone is going to betray the code of silence and come forward. This is finally going to be over. It wasn't and it still isn't two months later.
Trista appeared on the Today Show on the 29th of December and begged Justin to just talk to her. She was asked if she thought he was involved and she was ambivalent. Part of her said yes, part of her said no. She also made the statement that he was the last person to see her daughter alive. That one little word "alive" sparked another internet firestorm with people speculating that maybe Trista knew more than she was saying, "Why did she say the last person to see her daughter alive?" "Did the police tell her something they didn't release to the public?" and on it went. Justin still wasn't talking.
The next big development in the case came on 1/13/12 and was Justin's admission that he "smoked" the polygraph test although he claims he was not given the results. Police immediately responded to his claim saying that Justin was given the results and they didn't know why he was saying otherwise. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out why someone would lie about getting the results. If he had passed, Justin would have been shouting it from the rooftops to rub it in the faces of naysayers everywhere. Justin did call one of his formeer roommates in Portland and told them that he failed the test miserably. I can understand a parent under extreme duress failing a polygraph test because of nerves and being so distraught. If Justin had come forward and said I took a polygraph test and I failed because I was so upset about my daughter and would like to take another one if possible. What I can't understand is if you are so innocent why are you lying about "smoking" a polygraph test and if you are so innocent why do you sound so smug about it? Trista Reynolds took her polygraph test 5 days later and immediately announced that she was unable to complete it at the time due to a medical condition, that left everyone wondering what medical condition? Police were satisfied with the results of the incomplete test and in my opinion have cleared Trista from being a suspect in the disappearance of her daughter.
1/21/12-Angela Harry started her webpage http://www.thislittlelightofmaine.com/ and claimed that she was giving Justin's version of what happened that night. She claimed to have been in contact with him continuously throughout the investigation. It was later revealed that Justin was a friend of a cousin and she hadn't seen him since they were 8 years old. I lost track trying to stay on top of the things she was claiming. The supposed version of events has been removed after it was changed numerous times once people pointed out the inconsistencies. Angela Harry made such a point of mentioning the baby gate that many believe, including myself, that the truth to what happened that night lies with that baby gate. Was it not up or not up correctly and Ayla fell down the basement stairs and died? Is that why the blood was found in the basement, because she had fallen and split her head open? If that is the case, why not call 911? Why cover up an accident? Whoever knows the answer to these questions aren't talking and until they do we all are going to continue to speculate.
I know I have still not gotten to the blood and everyone is waiting for it but this post is long and if I started in on the blood now, I am afraid I could be writting all night. Hopefully this is enough food for thought for now and I appreciate all of the support.
*I went in an edited this post today because there were a few typos I had missed last night. I also added to the part about Peter Hyatt's blog Statement Analysis, he probably won't be happy that I mentioned it here since apparently I am not very popular over there. A lot of his readers still think I am Angela Harry and a Justin supporter which means they obviously have not read this blog in it's entirety. I have tried to defend myself and answered some of the comments on there but my comments keep getting deleted. Hmmmm. Oh well, just another case of people only reading what they want to read and that is another reason I started this blog. I was sick of the internet bullies who try to silence you if you don't agree with their ideas. I was hoping to avoid them here but apparently they are everywhere.
**I also wanted to add that I just realized that some comments were going straight to spam and that is why I did not get email confirmation of them and they were not posted. I did not delete comments except for one that was nasty but the person reposted and it was not as rude so it was allowed to stay. I will not delete comments unless it is extremely rude and vulgar, everyone has a right to their opinion even if I do not agree with it. I just ask that people refrain from personal attacks and vulgarity. I will delete posts if I have to.