In all honesty, I wasn't in much of a hurry to update this blog because I only thought I was reading it. I was pleasantly surprised to see the new followers, (I have 3 now!) and the comments. I also want to thank http://www.websleuths.com/ for referring people to my blog, I have had 80 people per day click on my blog from that site alone.
The websites and comment sections are all abuzz today because of the Press Release Trista Reynolds posted on her website http://www.aylareynolds.com/. Law Enforcement Officials have declined to comment on her release and until they do, I am not going to count any of the information in it as fact. These same rumors have been all over the Internet for the past few weeks.
I want to go back to the night Ayla was reported missing. I don't know if she actually went missing that night, in my opinion, I think she probably was missing days before they made the 911 call. I know a lot of others share my opinion on that.
On Thursday the 15th, I did report that Justin was in Portland cleaning the rest of his belongings out of the apartment he shared. Ayla was not with him. It has been reported by Law Enforcement Officials that he was out of the house for 3 hours that day. I can only assume that Ayla was at home with one of the other 2 adults in the house that night.
It has been reported and confirmed that there were a total of 6 people in the house that night, Justin DiPietro, Elisha DiPietro, Courtney Roberts, Ayla Reynolds, Aiden Roberts, and Gabby DiPietro. The people in the house vehemently deny that there was a party there that night and I am inclined to believe them. How many people throw a raging party where the only attendees are a guy, his girlfriend, his younger sister and his daughter, niece and his girlfriend's young son? They claim that it was a normal, quiet night. They put the kids to bed, Elisha and her daughter in her room, Justin and Courtney with Aiden in Justin's basement bedroom and poor Ayla alone in her room approximately at 8pm. It is unknown whether or not she was checked on at all, I have heard that she wasn't checked on until the morning and they found her missing and I also have heard that she was checked on at 10pm before they went to bed. I have read so many comments from parents appalled that someone would put their child to bed and not check on them multiple times throughout the night and what toddler does not wake up in the middle of the night and need to be changed? I have a 2 1/2 month old little girl sleeping in the next room right now and I don't always check on her during the night unless maybe it is a little cold and I want to make sure she is covered up. She also NEVER wakes up in the middle of the night looking for a drink or needing to be changed. All children are not the same and all parents do things differently, because someone checks on their child multiple times throughout the night does not make them a better parent then a person who does not check on them during the night.
A neighbor reported hearing a loud noise at some time during the night which got her dog barking and another neighbor stated seeing a car pull up sometime during the night. Police were given a description of the car but as of yet, we do not know if it produced any clues as to what really happened that night.
The people in the house state that they did not hear or see anything and when they woke up Ayla was gone. Police have announced that it was impossible for the window in the room Ayla was in to be opened from the outside. They do not know if the doors were locked or unlocked before they went to bed. I find it hard to believe that someone walked into that house in the middle of the night without making a noise and carried a baby away into the night without being seen by anyone and police also do not believe that is what happened. Is it possible? Yes, anything is possible. Plausible? No. If it was a stranger abduction, this person would have scoped out the house for a long time before he felt comfortable enough to take her. Ayla was not living with Justin long enough, in my opinion, for someone to not only set their sights on Ayla but also scope out the house, gather information on their routines, the layout of the house etc. It also was reported by more than one neighbor that they were not even aware that Ayla lived there so it is highly unlikely that some pedophile neighbor saw her and fixated on her. If it was a family member, Trista, in this case, she most likely would have taken her after she had already gotten 2 passports in assumed names and a bunch of cash so they could disappear and start a new life somewhere otherwise what would be the point? If she had not thought things through that far and took Ayla on impulse, she would have come clean by now, realizing that this charade could not go on forever. The only other scenario is that some random stranger walked in off the street and took her, if that happened I would think her body would have been found by now as the person most likely would have panicked with all the news coverage and would want to get rid of any evidence tying him to her immediately. Keep in mind, these are only my opinions and everyone is free to disagree with me and have their own opinions and I encourage you to share them with me.
Another thing that has garnered a lot of media attention is Phoebe DiPietro's claim that she was there that night and then her retraction that she was not in fact home that night. When I first heard about this I dismissed it as maybe she was nervous being on television and wasn't thinking before she spoke, then I thought she was lying and was trying to cover up for her son but then after analyzing it over and over, I think she was telling the truth on both accounts. I think the night Ayla died, she was there and it was a normal night. I think the night that it was reported as happening, she was not home. I think Phoebe was trying so hard to keep things straight in her head, that the truth inadvertently slipped through her lips and it wasn't until it was brought to her attention later that she corrected herself.
Something happened in that house either on the 16th of December or before and the people who live in that house know what happened. If it was an accident, why not call 911 even if the accident happened because someone was negligent? Wouldn't they rather go to jail for a negligence charge versus a murder charge? Was it because there were drugs in the house as some speculate? A possession/use of drug charge is usually not even a criminal offense, only a civil offense with a fine imposed, I would think that would be a more preferable charge than an accessory to murder charge. I truly believe or want to believe that whatever happened to Ayla was an accident, A baby gate not put up properly, She was not being supervised and ingested something she should not have and no one noticed until she did not wake up in the morning... I would prefer to believe that it was an accident that caused immediate death and no suffering and that was why 911 was not called, because it was too late and bad judgement led them to cover it up instead of taking responsibility because I do not want to contemplate the alternative. I would love to believe that she was abducted in the middle of the night by someone who could not have children and she is alive and well somewhere waiting to be found but I would be lying to myself and to anyone reading this if I said I believed that.
I have one question that keeps nagging away at me, have police checked out storage units from here to Portland? It has been confirmed that Justin was in Portland cleaning out the rest of his belongings from the apartment only hours before Ayla was reported missing. Did those items make it back to 29 Violette Ave or were they put into storage somewhere along the way and what else was put into storage with them? Did someone "leak" a tip to police to search the exact spot in the Kennebec that they trained their searches on so police would deem it clear and once it was that poor Ayla would be retrieved from the storage unit and dumped in the section of river that has already been searched more than once? I have no idea if Justin has ever rented a storage unit and I certainly do not know if police searched that part of the river because of a tip or because that was the most accessible place to dispose of a body. These are only questions I have.
Whatever happened, at least 3 people know the truth and since not one of them has come forward, it forces my mind to go places I do not want it to go. What could have happened that night that would make 3 people vow secrecy and not falter from it? Were all forced to have a hand in it so one could not blame another without implicating themselves? What happened to Ayla Reynolds? Will she ever get justice?