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So here is the information released from the first three days into the investigation of the disappearance of Ayla Reynolds.
December 17, 2011:
Today it is reported that Ayla Bell Reynolds, a 20-month old toddler, disappeared and was possibly abducted from her home. Ayla was last seen sleeping in her bed at 10 pm the night of December 16 by a family member. She was reported missing by her father in a 911 call at 8:51 am on December 17.
She was last seen at the residence of 29 Violette Ave in Waterville, Maine. She is described as having blonde hair, blue eyes, 2-feet 9-inches tall, weighs approximately 30 pounds, and was last seen wearing one-piece, green with white polka dot pajamas with “Daddy’s Princess” on them and a soft splint on her left arm.
Police do not discount any possibility, from Ayla getting out on her own to someone kidnapping her.
Local police along with state police and the warden service conduct an extensive search of the neighborhood with the aide of tracking dogs and including a flyover. Forensic teams begin collecting any forensic evidence. Police state that the family is in full cooperation.
It is also stated that they conducted extensive interviews and Ayla’s arm was broken in an accidental fall a few weeks ago.
Ayla Reynolds Missing - Online Sentinel
Police Investigate Disappearance of Ayla Reynolds - Video
December 18, 2011
- A press conference is scheduled in the afternoon.
- The FBI has been called in to help aide in the search.
- Another search is conducted for Ayla in the Violette Ave neighborhood.
- Two search dogs have been used in and around the house of missing Ayla.
- Game wardens searched the banks of the Messalonskee stream.
- House to house searches are conducted in the Violette Ave. area.
- Trista Reynolds, Ayla’s mom, is reported to live in Portland with no permanent address.
- Amber Alert was not utilized due to not meeting the criteria but did utilize an automated system that called people within one square mile to alert them of a missing child in the area.
- Police refuse to discuss if a door was left open or if there were any uninvited entries into the house.
- Police have interviewed everyone who was in the home that night, they say everyone has been forthcoming with information.
- Police would not go into specifics of interviews with parents and would not confirm if Ayla was checked on at 10 pm and stated she was put to bed at 8 pm.
- There were several adults in the home that night with at least one not a family member.
- Police would not disclose any custody arrangements.
- There was no baby monitor in the room with Ayla.
- Police are unaware of when the Trista last saw Ayla.
- All possibilities into how Ayla disappeared are still being considered.
- As of nightfall, Ayla has still not been found.
December 19, 2011
- Police started the day following leads from the public and urge the public to continue to send in leads.
- Trista Reynolds speaks to the public on various news publications. Trista Reynolds on Nancy Grace Interview with Trista Reynolds Another interview with TR
- We learn that Trista has filed for parental rights and responsibilities the day before Ayla disappeared, December 15, 2011.
- Trista reports that her and Justin have not been able to get along the past few weeks.
- Trista calls Justin “vindictive” and “verbally abusive” and says Justin would not let her have Ayla for one day since he took custody of her in October.
- Ayla lived with Trista and Trista’s mother in Portland until October 2011 when Trista went to rehab for alcohol.
- Ron Reynolds, maternal grandfather of missing Ayla, speaks to the public.
- Becca Hanson, Trista’s mother, gives a phone interview with the Morning Sentinel.
- Justin DiPietro will not comment.
- We learn that Justin has just moved back to his childhood home in Waterville from Portland, ME in October, when he took Ayla into his care.
- Police hold another press conference. Press Conference Pt 2
- Police state they are aware of the issues with custody and are not ruling out any scenario.
- Police have expanded the search area for Ayla, on land, water (Messalonskee stream), and air.
- Police are investigating a claim by a neighbor that a vehicle pulled up to DiPietro’s home Friday night for a brief time.
- Police impound two vehicles from the home. The SUV belonging to Justin DiPietro and the car belonging to a Portland woman whose name is not being released.
- Police reiterate the family has been cooperative and helpful.
- Police will not discuss the specifics of the investigation in the house.
- Police reiterate that they will not rule out any scenario so they do not turn themselves in one direction.
- Police are still searching for a ‘missing’ person.
- Family members have not been allowed in the Waterville home since the investigation started.
- A night time vigil is held by neighbors for Ayla across the street from the Violette Ave. home.
When I was reasearching information from the first days, it was like looking at it through a new pair of lenses, especially the press confrences. What do you guys think?