Since the release of blood being found in the home of Ayla Reynolds and even before and the confirmation that it was in fact Ayla's blood we have heard many explanations as to how the blood got there and to whom the blood belonged. It seems everyone that is vocal in supporting Justin DiPietro has come forward to claim it was either their blood or they knew how Ayla's blood came to be there. Not one account from each of these individual people match up. Why is that? If the blood has been explained by Justin and a plausible story has been given, why are there so many different accounts of how the blood got to be in the basement and whose blood it is? Is Justin telling each person a different story or are people who are trying to help Justin by coming to his defense only muddying the waters?
When Trista first learned of the blood in the basement she was on her way to The Bubbles and Balloon Vigil for Ayla organized by Bob Vear. Bob stated that he had first learned of the blood on 12/24. Sadly, Trista was not privy to this information until LE shared it with her the day of her daughter's vigil. Why wouldn't Justin tell Trista about the blood if it was unrelated and no big deal? In this video on YouTube you can hear Trista ask Justin about the blood and Justin tries to minimize its importance. They also went off to talk privately for about 10 minutes away from the cameras which one can only assume they were discussing the blood. Justin appears to be trying to reassure Trista.
Before LE announced the blood did in fact belong to Ayla, we were reassured by friends of Justin DiPietro that the blood was unrelated. Phoebe cut herself while doing laundry and that the blood was not even Ayla's. Selena commented that she has cut herself in that basement and it was likely her blood would be found there. Ayla scraped her ankled on the stairs. We have been told the drops of blood were at the foot of the stairs and in some claims the blood was actually on the stairs.
After LE confirmed it was Ayla's blood, the stories changed. Suddenly everyone remembered that Ayla did in fact hurt herself in the two months she lived with Justin. Justin was told of the presence of blood being found very early on. LE confirmed that there was not only blood visible to the naked eye but also blood found using Luminol. Enough blood that it was necessary to clean up. More blood than a small cut would produce. How come Justin only remembered about the blood and the clean up AFTER LE announced the blood was Ayla's? Why didn't Justin and friends just tell the truth from the beginning if Ayla really did get a minor injury that caused her blood to spill on the floor and need to be cleaned up if there was nothing to hide?
Heidi Tudela maintained that there were only a few small drops belonging to Ayla from when Ayla cut herself and required a bandaid. LE has said there was more blood than a small cut would produce but that is her story and she is sticking to it. I give her credit for that at least. She is being consistent. I, personally, do not believe that a small cut on Ayla's foot, requiring only a bandaid is a reasonable explanation as to what really happened.
Selena has made more than one declaration on how the blood came to be in the basement, she has claimed it was her own blood (the comment was originally on Answers for Ayla but has since been removed) and also claimed Ayla could have cut herself on moving boxes. She has made mention that a few kids bopping around in the basement could have caused a minor injury such as a nosebleed.
Selena JohnsonMar 2, 2012 08:32 AM
AnonymousApr 21, 2012 06:56 PM
Jeff Hanson released information about the blood that was told to Trista and Jeff by LE. They announced that LE informed them the day of the Bubbles and Balloons Vigil in Waterville that the amount of the blood found was equal to more than a cupful of blood. They also announced that the blood was found next to Justin's bed in the basement and not by the stairs as previously stated by friends of Justin. Supporters of Justin have denied this. They have attacked Jeff's credibility, speculated that LE is inept at their jobs and could not differentiate between blood and other fluids such as cat urine, bleach, and other cleaning agents. They continue to claim that not all of the blood was Ayla's and that it was Lance's blood from such and such an injury, or Phoebe's or Elisha's...
Why is it that no matter what is released by LE or Trista's side of the family or even the media that there is always some mistake, some excuse, some error on the part of the person releasing the info that is shedding the DiPietros in a bad light with fingers pointing directly towards them being guilty in whatever happened to Ayla?
First we hear that Ayla had injuries while in Justin's care, ranging from bruises to a pulled leg muscle to a broken bone. None of this is Justin's fault. It was Trista's fault for allowing Ayla to go there. Trista was lying because she did not bring Ayla to the doctor's soon enough...
Ayla went missing while in Justin's care, no one saw or heard anything. There was no evidence of an abduction. Police suspect foul play and announce that they do not believe that those in the house that night are telling LE the whole truth. Again none of this is on Justin's shoulders. To hear his side tell it, LE didn't seal off the house until the second week so crucial evidence could have been planted by a dirty police officer or again shoddy police work which caused evidence to be compromised.
D M What I don't understand is why the damn house wasn't sealed off from Day 1. Obviously any of the possible scenarios in this case would have evidence in that home. So for the police to be traipsing in and out without protective gear in my opiion was irresponsible at the very least.
Justin didn't speak to the media for two weeks after Ayla went missing, that wasn't his fault. LE told him not to. Trista claimed he wouldn't return her calls or texts until January. He spoke out early on and said she was lying. Justin leaked the text messages from Trista to another blog, the date of the first message released was mid January. It backs up what Trista has said all along. According to Phoebe, Justin was told by LE not to contact Trista. Trista says LE claims they never told Justin that. Since we know that Trista has been honest about when contact with Justin started up again after Ayla went missing and even have Justin's own text messages to prove that, why should we believe Justin over what Trista says?
Justin claimed he was working with the Laura Recovery Center in an effort to get Ayla home. Cynthia Caron who is the founder of Lost N Missing, who is working with the Reynolds family in conjunction with the Laura Recovery Center sent an email to all of us here stating that Justin never returned their calls and has not been working with them since the Bubbles and Balloons Vigil. Should we believe Justin over Cynthia Caron?
LE claims contact with the DiPietros has ceased and that they are no longer communicating with LE, Justin claims this is not true. Why would LE lie? What reasons would Justin have to lie? In a recent article in the Morning Sentinel, Justin and Phoebe pretty much insult LE and call them liars. Why would they be anything but gracious to the people who are working tirelessly to bring Ayla home?
Excerpt from the Morning Sentinel article Where is My Daughter?
So why should we believe anything Justin has said about the blood evidence, either directly or through friends and family? Why should we not believe Trista and Jeff when they claim that LE told them it was more than a cupful of blood and that it was found by Justin's bed? Why should we not believe that some blood missed the attempted clean up and more blood was found that was not visible to the naked eye? Why should we believe it was only 3-4 small drops? Why should be believe any of the explanations given as to how the blood got there and whose blood it is? Why should we believe Justin when he claims that someone abducted Ayla from the house in the middle of the night while everyone was sleeping and that no one heard a thing, no one saw a thing and that no evidence was left behind? Not one minuscule piece of DNA. Not a fiber, a strand of hair, not a partial fingerprint? Why should we believe anything Justin says period?
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