Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Pictures....You Knew It Was Coming, Right?

Since Selena Johnson, Ayla's aunt, was gracious enough to allow us to see some pictures of Ayla while living with Daddy Dearest, I decided to do a comparison of pictures from when she was with mommy and when she was with daddy.

I have seen all of the pictures, and for those of you that haven't here's the link. In my opinion, poor Ayla looks miserable and it breaks my heart to think she spent the last 6 weeks of her life, unhappy and uncomfortable. There is a MAJOR difference between pictures of Ayla with her mother, Trista Reynolds and pictures of Ayla with her father, Justin DiPietro. In the pictures of her in her mom's care, she is dressed nicely, has a huge smile on her face, and looks secure. She is not hanging onto any comfort items, ie: Blankies, Sippy Cups, Stuffed Toys. She is content and her beauty radiates.

In my opinion, in the pictures of her with her father, she appears to play second fiddle to Gabby. It seems as though the pictures were taken with Gabby as the subject and Ayla just happened to be in them. It seems she is wearing Gabby's hand me down clothes and playing with Gabby's toys. She always has an item of comfort close by to pacify her. She seems sullen, unhappy. Her surroundings are dingy and dirty and not ideal for ANY child. But since my own parenting skills have been questioned, what do I know? You be the judge.
























The top pictures are from Ayla's maternal family, the bottom pictures are Ayla while in her father's care. Please note, not only Ayla's level of happiness in each picture but her surroundings. It breaks my heart to think this child was mostly miserable for the last weeks of her life. Please also take into consideration for the sake of being fair, that this was a relatively new environment for her, although after 6 weeks, you would think she would have adjusted a little and her true personality would start shining through, unless of course she was miserable where she was. She may have adjusted better if she were allowed regular contact with her mother, which we know she was not. Also, she is at the teething age in the pictures and may have had some discomfort, especially in any pictures taken around bedtime. However, she was also teething while with Trista and the difference in her affect are extraordinary.

83 comments:

  1. Everyone knew it was coming, because you have nothing better to do then feed off the attention of JSTL. Your blog mirrors that one A LOT lately.

    Any whoot, I think it's unfair to characterize the DiPietro home as "unfit for any child", when Trista was homeless and staying in motels. Motels are not only cheap and dangerous places to be, they are also hotbeds for all types of dirty and/or criminal activities.

    Trista had her children TAKEN from her, she obviously did not provide a stable home life either. You don't know that Ayla LIVED at any one of the places that her picture was taken at when she was with Trista. Trista had no permanent address.

    Stop the comparison unless you want to be real. You can't even SEE the background in most of the pics with Trista.

    Trista and Justin were one and the same. Irresponsible, young/dumb, unemployed, drug/alcohol using, etc.

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    1. Trista never had her kids taken from her in the sense you are referring to.

      These pictures speak volumes.

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    2. Obviously Ayla was very happy and content while with Trista. She missed Trista so much. I just don't understand why Justin didn't take Ayla straight away to Trista when she got out of rehab, at least for a visit. That's what a loving dad would do.
      We don't know if Ayla had hand me down clothes or toys, but material stuff like really doesn't matter especially to a baby. There looked like there were plenty of toys. All the toys and clothes in the world and the most brilliant palace to live in would not have made Ayla happy. She wanted her mommy. She wanted to go home.

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    3. does anyone remember when Ayla's arm supposedly was broken? And are all these pictures taken before that occurred? I ask the date because I see halloween costumes on the girls , but no splint on Ayla. And I guess if it occurred before that date it had to have been the left arm because she was using the right hand to turn the doorknob.

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  2. Many people have noticed the same thing J4A. It is completely heartbreaking to see Ayla's demeanor change so drastically. As far as people trying to defend the house being filthy, yes it COULD be worse, BUT it is NOT clean. I'm not talking about toys or a little clutter, enlarge the pictures and look at them.

    I have always loved that picture of Ayla with her Grandfather. She looks like a beautiful porcelain doll.

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  3. I'm glad to see they fixed the spelling of Ayla's name...

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  4. I noticed you didn't use any of the pictures of Ayla smiling while with the Dipietro family.

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    1. Well there is only 1 or 2 really (maybe a few at most). She's not smiling in every picture while with Trista either, though she is clearly not uncomfortable almost afraid looking in the ones she is not smiling while with Trista either.
      The only time Ayla actually has a true smile in the DiPietro pics is when shes outside tumbling on the ground. Thats actually the only ONE I can really see.

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    2. The rare photos of Ayla smiling while with the Dips could have been early on before Ayla started feeling very homesick and sad. Towards the end of her stay in that house, Ayla was a very very sad baby girl. My heart breaks for Ayla....

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  5. @LiarsRUs. Trista's son was never taken away from her. She went in to rehab and DHHS only took Ayla not her little boy. Get your facts straight.

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  6. Not all parents are picture takers. I read these were from Elisha's camera. Presumably she might focus more pictures on her own child?

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  7. If you look at Ayla and Gabby's clothes, it appears the pictures are really only a few days worth of pictures anyway. Some are from the summer, so not even from Oct 17th - Dec 17th. Within 2 months of gaining some type of "custody" of your baby girl that you love so much and couldn't wait to take away from her Mommy, you could/would only (have her Aunt) take a few pictures? Wheres her cast/splint?

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  8. Also, wheres the original one that AH admitted to photoshopping??? Why didn't that one get "released"?

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    1. It was already released, dummy.

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  9. That house is filthy. If you look at the picture of the girls trying to open the door you can see loads of dirt and dust around the baseboards and on the shelves. I just want to go at it with a bucket of soapy water. In others there are crumbs all over the floor, and all that clutter to boot.

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    1. I wonder how clean it was before they called 911, to report her "kidnapping". I know LE looks to see if things are "too clean". These would give a good comparison. Geez, I remember Phoebe being so upset when LE made such a mess of her house, while trying to get evidence of Ayla's "kidnapping"...

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  10. What the heck happened to the wall behind Lance's head???

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  11. There are indications that this may be an abduction relating to the custody of the baby. The two families were bitterly feuding over the custody issue. The mother reportedly is afflicted with mental illness and substance abuse problems, and comes from what look like a dysfunctional family. The mother was homeless. The baby's parents were never in a relationship, the baby having been conceived during a one night stand. Initially, both parents lived in Portland, Maine.

    The mother's family claims that the father 'abducted' the baby from them in October when he came with the police per Child Services' advice to take the baby from the aunt and grandmother while the mother was in rehab for substance abuse. The mother was allowing the father to have the baby during the rehab, but the mother's sister and their mother (baby's grandmother) refused to turn the baby over to the father, and the police had to be brought in to it. Then the aunt retained a lawyer to try to fight the father having custody. The aunt previously had had her own two children forcibly taken from her by Child Services and put up for adoption.

    The mother says that the father had told her in December that he intended to file for custody. Even though homeless, the mother filed for custody on December 15, 2011. This was the same day that the father packed up his belongings and moved from Portland, Maine about 70 miles to Waterville, Maine. He moved so that the baby could live with him in his mother's house, along with his sister and her baby of a similar age. Then the last day the baby was seen was the very next day, December 16.

    The mother's behavior after the child was reported missing was strange, in that in some of the initial videos of her she seems almost smug rather than distraught. The mother seems to approve or disapprove of the father depending on how much attention he pays to her. The mother posted on Facebook that she wants to move away and start a new life elsewhere. The mother is surrounded by people who have criminal backgrounds, including the father of her other illegitimate child who is presently in prison for arson. Her close friend had been arrested for helping her husband escape from the custody of the department of corrections. An uncle is allegedly part of an outlaw biker gang. The mother's world includes a lot of people who could have felt that taking the baby back from the father who 'abducted' her was justified.

    The mother and her sister immediately attacked the father in the media after the child went missing, claiming that he was abusive to the child. They took control of the media slant, pointing the finger at the father. The father has done a poor job of defending himself in the media, refusing to speak against the mother. The custody issue has been largely ignored in the media, with the focus being on trumped up claims of abuse of the baby by the father. A witness has come forward claiming to have seen the mother with the baby after the baby was reported missing, but that too was ignored by the media.

    The media and blogs should be looking into the custody issues when reporting this story.

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    1. But, since there was no legal custody agreement between Justin and Trista.. why would Trista go through all that?

      All she had to do was go over there and take her.

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    2. Distraction tacticts. Not even worth the time and effort. Those things have been discussed at great lengths already.

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    3. I appreciate your opinion Kit, but I was actually asking the anonymous poster above your post.

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    4. Trista and Justin were feuding. He was refusing to give her back. So the only means left for Trista was by force or by court order. Since she was homeless she faced great difficulties in getting her child back through the courts. In terms of going over there to just take Ayla back, well obviously Justin is bigger and stronger so she could not just grab the child with him around, unless he was asleep.

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    5. Oh no, I'm sorry. I was really replying in regards to the original comment as well, mine just showed up under yours.

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    6. The same bit at
      { AnonymousMar 6, 2012 07:48 AM }
      is posted on Stop The Lies Blog.

      http://juststopthelies.blogspot.com/2012/03/are-these-halloween-pics.html?showComment=1331048594209#c6462303043288616374

      A publicity campaign by a war weary combatant????

      Smells like Justin Time doing Justin Case.
      Turn Lance in and be done with it old son.

      I tossed this on over there thinking I was here that is how I noticed it was on both blogs. A pre-rehearsed press release in two locations.

      My reply duplicated.

      The FBI has stated no abduction occurred in December.

      If federal kidnapping charges are brought due to MSP inaction the targets shall be Phoebe Dipietro and Karen Small who were the two key principals in the Portland Abduction. Filing a false report of a kidnapping would be leveled against Justin Dipietro.

      Those records and events are documented and "confessed" too.

      Just because the MSP are pretending to be mimes doesn't mean the feds are laughing. The feds re-arrested Brianna on federal charges and no police or public institution of the fourth estate (press) reported it. Other police agencies have put forth information when MSP was to "reticent" to put forth a theory of the case ie "Ayla is Dead" MSP had a hissy fit but the people who needed some down to earth common sense heard the message loud and clear-MSP dropped the ball.

      Trust me in very few locales would Lance and Justin be walking free they would have been charged with lesser offenses first and be awaiting trial in a county prison. Other locales are wondering?

      I hope you didn't spend a whole week writing that dissertation.
      It came off as a weak and ineffectual denial of the known facts.

      Justin filed a false report of a kidnapping.
      If the MSP don't charge him the FBI and federal prosecutors shall.
      People are intolerant to nonsense and want true American Justice.

      That's one of the feds key functions, to step in when local police are corrupt or incompetent to a level of negligence of their duty.

      Right about the time the DA took a powder they grabbed Brianna.

      "For to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill."

      "He who knows when he can fight and when he cannot, will be victorious."


      "Hence that general is skilful in attack whose opponent does not know what to defend; and he is skilful in defense whose opponent does not know what to attack."


      "If ignorant both of your enemy and yourself, you are certain to be in peril."

      Warrior Wisdoms
      Sun Tzu

      Do you know your enemy.
      When you go to the jungle you must expect the tiger.
      The tiger has come and consumed the entire village and vanished.

      AYLA is a truly great warrior.
      Your blinded by the whirlwind she wrought on your destiny.

      See ya highway hitchhiker
      Trust me you are ten counted out cold on the canvas and dreaming.

      See ya in another life brother.

      P.S. @J4A I thought I posted this here and you scrubbed it due to flagrant cynicism and I was not going to protest at all, that is how I realized the post is on both blogs. Some people reek of their own signature style. I'd wager a Ben Franklin this is our "gentle one" engaged in a little occupational therapy.

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    7. To ANON 755am-

      It is not as simple as Trista simply going over and taking Ayla back. Since there was NO court order and both parents have EQUAL rights to Ayla (until an order is in place saying otherwise), Justin would not have been forced to turn Ayla over to Trista. Trista would have been advised to take Justin to court. It makes sense to me that being given that advise, she would see that she clearly did not have a good chance of gaining custody- so why not put in the papers and stage a "kidnapping"...then be able to cry "but I just filed papers! aww shucks."

      Seriously. LE should be looking at Trista and her questionable friends and family. They have already investigated Justin's friends and family.

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  12. Anonymous.. Lets say Trista did take her, or had someone go over there and steal Ayla back. She didn't have to hide her. As her parent she had as much legal right to Ayla as Justin did. You can't get arrested for taking your own child unless a legal custody agreement is in force. There was no custody agreement. She has no reason to hide Ayla.

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    1. "AnonymousMar 6, 2012 08:37 AM

      Anonymous.. Lets say Trista did take her, or had someone go over there and steal Ayla back. She didn't have to hide her. As her parent she had as much legal right to Ayla as Justin did. You can't get arrested for taking your own child unless a legal custody agreement is in force. There was no custody agreement. She has no reason to hide Ayla."
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      But what would that have accomplished if she told Justin that she took Ayla ? Then Justin would never leave her at peace and would seek to get Ayla back again. If he went through the courts, he would stand a good chance of winning because Trista was homeless.

      It is difficult to visualize any judge taking Ayla out of the home run by Phoebe and Elisha so that Ayla could go live with a homeless mother. So Trista was in a bad situation and might possibly have acted out of desperation to try to take control of the custody crisis.

      There are tens of thousands of parental abductions every year in the US. This case has all the red flags and Trista fits the profile of a parent who would engage in a custody abduction.

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    2. and I think Trista would have a better chance at getting custody because of Ayla's broken arm and pulled leg muscle. Those things alone are suspicious and are going to raise red flags with child welfare.
      I read that Trista wasn't homeless but was living in a hotel back then. I don't think child welfare considers hotel living being homeless.
      and how do you explain away the blood in the basement? Where did that come from?

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    3. AnonymousMar 6, 2012 09:43 AM

      "and I think Trista would have a better chance at getting custody because of Ayla's broken arm and pulled leg muscle. Those things alone are suspicious and are going to raise red flags with child welfare.
      I read that Trista wasn't homeless but was living in a hotel back then. I don't think child welfare considers hotel living being homeless.
      and how do you explain away the blood in the basement? Where did that come from?'
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      1) The injuries to Ayla would be looked at by the court, but it can't be said for certain that the injuries would be enough for the judge to place Ayla with a homeless mother. But the issue is what did Trista and/or her family perceive their chances to be of getting custody of Ayla. If they thought their chances were in doubt, that could have been enough motivation for them to snatch Ayla back themselves from the father that they claim 'abducted' the baby from them.

      2) Trista was homeless. Her stay in the motel was only for a few weeks.

      3) The blood in the basement was in an amount "more than a small cut would produce." So it could have been consistent with what a medium sized cut would produce....the kind many toddlers get from time to time. That baby probably should not have been running around an unfinished basement to begin with. An unfinished basement would obviously be a hazardous place for a toddler. The blood may be a sign of negligence by the father in allowing her to be in an unfinished basement, but it is not a sign that she is dead. Babies don't die from losing blood from a medium sized cut.

      If ever there was a case having all the signs of a parental abduction, this case is it.

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    4. But the issue is what did Trista and/or her family perceive their chances to be of getting custody of Ayla.

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      The above is why I can't see Trista or her family taking Ayla. If as you say her family was involved, Since Ayla lived with Trista and her family since she was born, the courts are not going to just remove her from a home she's known forever, and if her family was involved to that extent I'm sure they'd have no problem letting Trista move back in if it meant keeping Ayla. I'm just not seeing her or her family as abducting Ayla.
      Justin on the other hand has so many things against him. Her broken arm, her leg, her going missing, and then there's the insurance policy. I'm sorry but for a guy that doesn't even own his own home or even has a job, buying a life insurance on a child makes no sense whatsoever.

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    5. more ramblings from Anonymous me..

      The life insurance policy. I could understand having one IF it was a whole life policy that could be turned in when she was older, to be used for college or a wedding, but from what I read Justin got a term policy on her. A term policy is only good for one thing. It pays out when someone dies. Funeral expenses, and 25grand is one hell of a funeral.

      another thing is.. If Trista or her family have Ayla. where are they hiding her? When or how is Trista supposed to go see her? Even if Trista doesn't have the brains to figure out that hiding her is a not a good idea, one of her family members would have set her straight. Krista taking Ayla just makes no sense to me.

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    6. Currently planning my grandmothers funeral and JUST the funeral expenses are 12K. This does not include reception or any other unplanned for costs. Just FYI.

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    7. No one said she was smart OR that this was a "good" or well thought out plan, Anon 837

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    8. @ Anonymous Mar 6, 2012 12:22 PM

      It costs way less to bury a baby.

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    9. There was a family meeting where it was agreed that Ayla would go back to Trista. There is no way in the world a court would take Ayla from Trista. That would not have been in the best interest of Ayla. The pictures are clear proof of this. Trista had no reason to take Ayla, she would have easily gotten her back by going the legal route.

      Justin and Trista are both equally homeless. The "homeless" argument is useless and irrelevant.

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  13. I don't want her mom to see these photos. I think it would be the breaking point- seeing how dazed she was. I won't say unhappy, but she definitely looks wary and cautious. I am sure the change in environment, schedules, and people was overwhelming. It was nice to see she was dressed for Halloween. The girls costumes were adorable.
    She does look more comfortable in the photos when she is with Courtney then with the dipietros.

    Someone please, please call the police and help her come home.

    It will never go away until she is found. Everyday it will be haunting you. Everyday something will remind you that you know something that could help Ayla come home. Please. Make a anonymous call. If you are scared then go to your pastor, priest, mentor from school and get the support you need to make the call. Please help Ayla come home.

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  14. Interesting. I don't even know if I think she looks scared. She looks tired in most of them.

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  15. Tired could be just as bad as scared in this case... For more reasons than one.

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  16. There are indications that this may be an abduction relating to the custody of the baby. The two families were bitterly feuding over the custody issue. The mother reportedly is afflicted with mental illness and substance abuse problems, and comes from what look like a dysfunctional family. The mother was homeless. The baby's parents were never in a relationship, the baby having been conceived during a one night stand. Initially, both parents lived in Portland, Maine.

    The mother's family claims that the father 'abducted' the baby from them in October when he came with the police per Child Services' advice to take the baby from the aunt and grandmother while the mother was in rehab for substance abuse. The mother was allowing the father to have the baby during the rehab, but the mother's sister and their mother (baby's grandmother) refused to turn the baby over to the father, and the police had to be brought in to it. Then the aunt retained a lawyer to try to fight the father having custody. The aunt previously had had her own two children forcibly taken from her by Child Services and put up for adoption.

    The mother says that the father had told her in December that he intended to file for custody. Even though homeless, the mother filed for custody on December 15, 2011. This was the same day that the father packed up his belongings and moved from Portland, Maine about 70 miles to Waterville, Maine. He moved so that the baby could live with him in his mother's house, along with his sister and her baby of a similar age. Then the last day the baby was seen was the very next day, December 16.

    The mother's behavior after the child was reported missing was strange, in that in some of the initial videos of her she seems almost smug rather than distraught. The mother seems to approve or disapprove of the father depending on how much attention he pays to her. The mother posted on Facebook that she wants to move away and start a new life elsewhere. The mother is surrounded by people who have criminal backgrounds, including the father of her other illegitimate child who is presently in prison for arson. Her close friend had been arrested for helping her husband escape from the custody of the department of corrections. An uncle is allegedly part of an outlaw biker gang. The mother's world includes a lot of people who could have felt that taking the baby back from the father who 'abducted' her was justified.

    The mother and her sister immediately attacked the father in the media after the child went missing, claiming that he was abusive to the child. They took control of the media slant, pointing the finger at the father. The father has done a poor job of defending himself in the media, refusing to speak against the mother. The custody issue has been largely ignored in the media, with the focus being on trumped up claims of abuse of the baby by the father. A witness has come forward claiming to have seen the mother with the baby after the baby was reported missing, but that too was ignored by the media.

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    1. As long police are following that lead that is all that matters. But if that happened then why didn't anyone there at the house speak up for Ayla? Why, when she was reported missing did Justin not immediately call trista to see if they had her, and if that was done why didn't he speak to the media about it? In the media, he said he didn't know who took her. Same with Phoebe.

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    2. Who says he didn't call Trista? And who says he hasn't talked to the media?

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  17. A witness has come forward claiming to have seen the mother with the baby after the baby was reported missing, but that too was ignored by the media.

    If it was ignored by the media, how do you know about it? The truth is, that the tip was checked by the police and it didn't lead to anything. It was a false tip. Maybe you just started following this case, but the police have been clear in stating that an abduction didn't occur, the people in the house are not telling the whole truth, and Ayla's blood was found in Justin's sound proof bedroom.

    You can keep posting this same thing over and over on as many blogs as you want, but it won't change the facts.

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  18. I think Ayla looks wary rather than unhappy in some of the pics, especially the ones with Phoebe. And the house is dirty, but it could be much worse. Bottom line is that Ayla went missing shortly after Justin bought a $25,000 LIP gambling that she'd die, and Phoebe & her brood of chickenshit losers have told a heap of lies trying to cover everything up.

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  19. For those saying Trista would not get custody for being homeless - DHHS will not take a child solely because of homelessness. There are plenty of children in homeless shelters. If parents faced having their children taken they would never go to the shelters and literally be living in the streets.

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  20. I for one am glad to see some pictures of Ayla while she was in Justin's care. The biggest thing that it did for me was to humanize the family. She may not have been beaming with smiles in every single one, but the photos of her with Lance, Justin, and Courtney don't necessarily depict a family hell bent on premeditated murder. I think that when you snap a photo using a digital camera that you're capturing a split second in time. A frown that appears on your display may actually be the beginning expression from which a smile forms, but isn't recorded in pixels because of a shutter delay.

    Granted, these pictures are from a few days of her life. It doesn't tell us much about her state of mind. But she doesn't appear unhealthy. The people surrounding her in these photos (with the exception of the photo with Phoebe) all seem warm (e.g. touching her, holding her). They don't appear to be treating her like a $25,000 insurance policy, but as a regular-old child.

    It's hard to reconcile the various theories that claim guilt and premeditation on the part of the DiPietro family now.

    I am just hoping at this point that the lesser of all the evils has occurred. That she was removed/stolen/hidden away for some reason and that she is alive and well.

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    1. I think everyone who's been touched by this baby wishes the same, and that the plan was to hide Ayla until the policy paid out.

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  21. I beg to differ. Ayla did not look mentally healthy. In most of the pictures she looks confused and lonely. Her sippy cup and dog are her only comfort.

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    1. I agree. Just speaking from experience with my daughter (who is Ayla's age, just one month younger); if she sits on a trusted adult's lap with a book in their hands, you couldn't do a thing to remove her smile from her face. If she's around anyone she trusts as a whole, she is beaming with glee. To me, Ayla's facial expressions sadden me, because it's almost as if sure, she's seemingly content, but she misses her Mommy and the only family she ever KNEW. Children even that young are so perceptive, and they know when "something" is missing in their lives. Their expressions will show that. She didn't have 20 months to get to know her Paternal side as she did her Maternal side...truly heartbreaking.

      Now, I don't feel that this family is/was hellbent on premeditated murder, but I do believe some kind of "foul play" has occurred. I'm just without enough information to come to a conclusion on my own as to what foul play occurred. I am maintaining the thought that she is alive, and will be returned home because I believe that emitting positive thoughts only brings a positive return (just my way of thinking).

      Thank you for continuing to blog for Ayla, J4A/T4A. It makes my heart feel whole knowing we all are not alone in our thoughts for this precious, little girl.

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  22. Even when children are teething, they can be given Tylenol to alleviate pain. Although Justin seems opposed to any type of medical treatment for Ayla. Even still, without Tylenol, a child that is teething still smiles and laughs when surrounded by people that love her... sadly, Justin loved her to death.

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  23. Is there any truth to the last 2 comments under the thread about Lance?
    Does J4A have any knowledge about this?

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  24. Aunt Selena posted a new photo though I suspect it won't be there long. It shows Ayla behind a car with a back up light on in a parking lot. She's walking with Ayden. No adult holding their hands or standing close enough to grab them out of harm's way.

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    1. I think the pic's gone already. I couldn't find it, but maybe I'm looking in the wrong place?
      Once again, way to go Aunt Selina! Next time, think, think, think, before posting.

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    2. It is removed and now there's all doubles of the rest of the pics... Were any other ones removed?

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    3. Yeah...its still there at the bottom. The kids are even running! WTF??

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    4. It is back on now, it was missing (I wasn't able to see it). There are still doubles of the others now though, I didn't notice that before. Is anyone else seeing that?

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    5. yes, I think Aunt Selena is working on the pictures as we speak...

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    6. I saw that last night and noticed the reverse lights right away. Why would you even stop in a parking lot to take a photo?

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  25. I think Ayla looks apprehensive, like she doesn't know what's going on. Ayla had a few visits with Justin where she then went back home to Trista. When Justin took Ayla, she was expecting to go back to Trista, but as the days passed and she wasn't back with mommy, I think Ayla became depressed and confused. Her unhappiness is clear in her eyes.
    Why couldn't Justin see how unhappy his baby was? Why didn't he care about Ayla's sadness?

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    1. Exactly! You expressed the same opinion I took too long to type out in my own words, LOL. Much easier expressed in your comment.

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    2. That is so sad, yet so true. :(

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    3. yeah you guys, it breaks my heart for poor sweet Ayla. I just don't understand how Justin and the others didn't think the right thing to do was take Ayla back to Trista like supposed to according to the team meeting, right? Obviously, seeing Trista, even if for just a visit, would have been in the best interest of beautiful Ayla. I'm so upset to see those pictures, I can't even begin to imagine how they would make Trista feel, my prayers are with her at this time.

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    4. I wonder if he is possessive, to an abusive degree? Maybe it was some kind of "thrill" "high" to hurt Trista so badly, without caring how it was hurting Ayla so much.

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    5. yeah but what about the other adults? No one thought to try to do what was right for Ayla? No one noticed the change in her demeanor and in her sad eyes? Poor Baby...

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    6. The other adults probably did not care in the least. They hardly even knew her well enough to see a difference. They are probably the ones who pushed him into getting her to begin with. Maybe he just liked the idea of hurting Trista and didn't care or notice it bothered Ayla so much.

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    7. so sad, just makes me cry...

      I just want this to end, I want Ayla found. Please God!

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    8. They might have even thought it was funny to hurt Trista.

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    9. well, I don't even know Ayla and I can see the difference! How could they not see the difference? They just didn't care, and I think Mama Dip and Sister Dip just go along with what Justin says. Poor Ayla

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    10. It's just too heartless to think about Kit. Wow, my heart hurts right now.

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  26. my son is 17 months old and is a well adjusted, happy, fun, loving and rough little boy. however, one minute he will be smiling and laughing and then we go to take his picture thinking, "what a great photo that would be", and then, he becomes serious. It may take 20 pics for us to get one with his great smile. My point is, we don't know for sure how many pics Trista's family took to get that one great one, and maybe Justin's family just took the photo. We don't know that for sure. Also, another point, my son now has a "lovey" as they call it, when a few months ago, he didn't really have one and didn't really need it. He has two actually, his blankie and his little soft doggy. I have read that when children get to this age, that is when they start having a "lovey". So, maybe in the pics from Trista's family, she wasn't at that age where she had a "lovey". My hope and prayers are that Ayla is somewhere safe and she will be brought home to her family. JMO.

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    1. anon 1:51

      Look at her eyes, the sadness, the worry, the apprehension, the uneasiness...

      Yes I would love to see more pictures of Ayla with the Dips.

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    2. anon 3:56

      it's all about perspective....we don't actually know if she was sad and yes, if you look at the pics with her mommy and the pics with the dips, it may seem that way. i'm just trying to keep an open mind and since i do have a toddler around that age, it always happens that he may be smiling, laughing and giggling and the moment we break out the camera, he turns serious. i'm sure she is missing her mommy terribly, but i don't want to make accusations based on ayla not smiling at the camera...also, if you look at all of the pics, there are some that she is smiling and laughing.

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  27. i the anon 10:45pm from last night on one of JSTL's two pic blogs who posted the list of questions for selena about posting pictures of ayla with her cast on.

    correct me if i'm wrong, but didn't she break her arm 1.5 - 2 weeks into her "stay" with justin? so all of the pictures have to be from very early in that timeframe, before nov 5th at least? i really can't remember exectly what date she went to live with the dipietros.

    i'm anxious to see what happened after this point!! did ayla adjust? was she happy & smiling?

    thanksgiving pics and december pics would do much to help us understand more about how/where ayla was & what she was doing before she disappeared.

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  28. j4a; you had done a post about perspective....wouldn't perpective apply to these pictures?

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    1. Absolutely, everyone is free to debate their side, nowhere do I say my opinion is correct. I have stated many times people have different perceptions on this case.

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    2. Is Barbara Yates Cummings a professor?

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    3. The only thing she professes is that the Dipshits couldn't possibly have done anything wrong, despite all the red flags.

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  29. I looked at the FB link with the photos last night and was immediately struck by two things: the uncovered electrical outlets and the pervasive sadness and apprehension in Ayla's face. Both of them alarmed me so much that I am making my first blog entry ever.

    I'm not ignoring the disorganized house shown in the photos, but the untidiness/cleanliness isn't as important to me as is the flagrant violation of one of the basic tenants of child proofing - covering up all electrical outlets. This weighs even more heavily on my mind considering the near-electrocution last Sunday of the 3 year old grandson of a friend of mine. My friend's grandson was very seriously injured and almost died; at best he will certainly be scarred for life - all due to a similarly uncovered outlet. It's being investigated as child neglect by CPS (Child Protective Services); and as in Ayla's case, I also consider it a very alarming oversight.

    Yes, Justin was a young, inexperienced dad, so maybe this dangerous oversight could be forgiven. The same could not be said for Phoebe or Courtney, who lived in the same home and also shared responsibility for Ayla.

    (You can see the uncovered outlet in the photo at the link below)

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3449532274147&set=a.3449489193070.158414.1145925735&type=3&l=2db87bc8ef&theater

    Nan

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  30. from Nan part 2

    The second thing I saw that disturbed me was Ayla's unhappy expression in the majority of the photos. Let's for a moment leave out any "who's the better parent" comparisons and use the Team Trista's photos only to establish a baseline of Ayla's "normal" expressions. From Trista's photos, we can see this is not a sullen, withdrawn little girl by nature - but an outgoing, bubbly one.

    Did I see that happy little girl in most of the photos shared by Justin's family? No. I did not.

    Yes, as one poster said, these expressions could be just isolated fleeting frowns captured right before a big smile broke out - but I really don't think that makes sense. There's just too many that consistently show that same haunted, uncomfortable, sad look.

    If you step back from scrutinizing each photo and take the album as a whole - the differences between the two sets are even more overwhelming.

    (Granted, I can only draw conclusions by the photos selected by Selena, but since it appears these photos were posted by Team Justin as proof that Ayla was well-cared for and loved, then, if happier photos exist, why weren't they posted?)

    In my experience, at 20 months old, the kinds of expressions that well up from within a toddler might be hidden in one or two photos, but they can't be suppressed when looking at a group of photos, especially when taken in the same environment or around the same caregiver/s.

    When a group of photos is taken as a whole, the child's state of mind and relationship to the people around him or her invariably reveal themselves - regardless of the skill of the photographer or the quality of the lens used. I've seen this time and time again. You don't need to "know" the subject of the photo or the family - you just have to look. (In fact, not knowing or loving the person you are photographing can help you see clearer and far more objectively, IMO.)

    As a disclaimer, I do not know ANYONE in this case and I live nowhere near Maine. I know nothing about law enforcement or the drug culture; and I have absolutely no idea if either of these parents had anything to do with this sweet baby's disappearance.

    But I do have a definite opinions about these photos based on my own experience as a mother, grandmother, and perhaps more importantly in this case - my 28 years as a highly successful professional child portrait photographer. I've shot and studied literally thousands upon thousands of amateur and professionally taken toddler portraits; both from behind the lens, under a darkroom enlarger, and from within Photoshop.

    Based on this experience, the group of photos posted by Justin's family do NOT show a happy child. Those posted by Trista's family do.

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  31. I totally missed the uncovered outlets! Thanks for pointing them out and thanks for your insight. I agree 100%.

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  32. Thanks, Justice. I tried to overlook the clutter and not be too harsh on my first post - but given my background and what just happened to my friend's grandson I just could not keep quiet about the outlets or the other photos.

    Let's hope someone from Justin's family sees this post and covers the outlet to protect the other little girl shown in the photos. (And while they are at it, please, please will someone in that house put the speakers, along with their long wires up high where they can't be wrapped around the baby's neck?)

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3449519113818&set=a.3449489193070.158414.1145925735&type=3&l=2db87bc8ef&permPage=1

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    1. Another troubling pic.

      Don't know about y'all, but all that loose speaker wire scares me half to death ... am I being paranoid, but is'nt this a LOT of loose wire to leave lying where a baby can reach get at it? Please, won't somebody put this away somewhere safe?

      Nan

      https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3449531394125&set=a.3449489193070.158414.1145925735&type=3&l=2db87bc8ef&permPage=1

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  33. Is there a bruise on Ayla's face in the photos of her holding her sippy cup up in the air drinking: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3449504713458&set=a.3449489193070.158414.1145925735&type=3&l=2db87bc8ef&theater

    Sure looks like it.

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  34. For the record, the lights on the car are a reflection.. it would be the blinker light lit up, not the reverse lights! they are closer to the center of the trunk. Secondly, it looks like Ayla could open doors, maybe she opened the door to the basement and fell? who knows.

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