When news of Justin DiPietro taking out life insurance on Ayla, I wasn't sure if it was true or if it was just speculated since Justin's best friend Derek Tudela was reported as working for an insurance company. I still wasn't sold on it when Trista Reynolds released her press release through her website. I thought maybe she was hearing the same rumors and someone passed it off as absolute fact. When Heidi Tudela, one of Justin's biggest supporters and mother or Derek Tudela, reported it as fact I still questioned it. Was Justin just helping out a friend by buying a policy through him, do insurance salesman work for commision or have quotas to meet each month? Surely the Tudela's have bent over backwards for Justin, maybe he was repaying the favor? Maybe Justin was trying to be a responsible parent and thought that is what responsible parents do?
After more thinking on the matter, I find it hard to associate Justin DiPietro with a responsible father. He certainly isn't acting concerned for Ayla's well being. If you read the comments on my posts, you will see one of my blog readers, Nimbus, provided a link to a comment from someone who saw Justin pondering over what movie to rent at a RedBox in town. Rather than watching movies, I would think a responsible, caring father would be out searching high and low for his missing daughter, especially since he apparently has an idea as to who took her. Justin also was reported being in Portland at 2 am on the 15th buying cigarettes. What responsible father is out at 2 am and where was Ayla? If you are out that late, it is likely because you are on your way home from a bar or a club. What responsible single father is out partying on a weekday when he has a child to care for in the morning? Or did he? Was Ayla already gone and was he out celebrating?
I still had a problem trying to figure out how the insurance fit into all of this. You cannot collect on a life insurance policy unless there is a death certificate. No body means no death certificate and if Justin had a hand in Ayla's death I would think he would not want Ayla's body to be found because then it is more likely he will be caught. The best way to walk away from all this without being charged is to make sure her body is never found. At first I thought, 5-7 years is a long time to wait for Ayla to be declared legally dead and for a measly payout of $25,000, surely if he is selling drugs as speculated, he could amass that kind of money in less time. As I think about it more and more, $25k would be quite a bit of money for someone to fall into, especially someone his age and coming from the town we live in. $25,000 could be a down payment on a house or even fully pay for a foreclosed on property. It could buy a mobile home and a small plot of land. It would be a nice nest egg for someone to start a little family with. Courtney Roberts probably bought into this little fantasy. Kill 2 birds with one stone, get rid of Ayla and all ties to Trista and start a little family with Courtney and her son. Win/Win. 5-7 years isn't a long time to wait for a new life. A new start. Courtney may not be involved. Maybe she knows nothing. Maybe she is the key to everything. We haven't heard enough about her to know for certain and she certainly isn't talking to anyone. Could she be so enamored with Justin that she is willing to put her own child at risk to save him? Did she mastermind the whole plot and Justin is so in love with her, he was willing to do anything to keep her? Too many questions and not enough answers.
Courtney, if you are reading this, Is he worth it? Is he worth more than the child you brought into this world? The child you are sworn to honor and protect above all others? Is Justin the kind of man you are willing to go to jail for? If by some miracle, you both walk out of this unscathed and don't have to answer for what you did, do you feel safe allowing your son to be left alone with him? What happens when you come home from work and Aiden is gone. Justin claims it was an accident, he fell down the stairs and in order to protect himself and you, he took care of him for you. Are you 100% positive that won't happen? What happens when he meets someone new and no longer has a use for you? Will you be able to live with what you did? Won't it eat you up inside?
Make a deal with police now. Tell them what you know, do it before someone else does and it is too late. Justin doesn't love you. People like that only love themselves. From what little I read about you, you seem to be smart. In school, trying to better yourself. Don't let Justin bring you down. Be smart. Do the right thing, if not for yourself, do it for your child.