With the release of the info about the 911 calls there has been a lot of chatter on this site and other sites about the events leading up to Trista being notified that Ayla was missing. Jeff tried to answer some of these questions but then more questions arose like Where was Trista going? Why was Jessica at the motel? Who is Robert?
MsPeridot19 asked two questions which became the inspiration of this post. In answering her questions I also am going to answer some of the others. These questions have not been evaded by Trista or Jeff. Apparently no one else thought to go to the source and ask the questions...
- - When did Justin ever first reach out and call Trista about Ayla being missing if he ever did?
- - And if Justin did call and reach out to Trista to talk about Ayla being missing or what they could both do to help, when did he stop calling Trista?
The answer to the first question is No. Justin did not call Trista to inform her Ayla was missing, nor did he call her to ask her if she had Ayla. He also did not call Trista and ask her what they could do to jointly get their daughter home.
It has been speculated on other blogs that Justin did not call Trista because he thought she took Ayla and had to call the police regardless because a crime had been committed. So MAYBE that is why Justin did not call Trista and ask her before he called the police. Personally, I would have called Trista immediately after calling the police, if not before, because I would want to know immediately where my child was before waiting for the police to get there and investigate. If Justin thought that Trista took Ayla why did he address the supposed kidnapper and say "You are not her parent"? If he really thought Trista took Ayla why would he say that? Trista is her parent, is she not?
Who was Trista with on her way to Machiasport? Who is this Robert character? Why did she not get a phone call from her family once they were contacted about Ayla's disappearance?
Trista was on her way to Machiasport with Robert, who is the father of Ray Sr. and grandfather of Ray Jr., he was bringing her to visit Ray. Trista was tired and Robert let her sleep on the long drive to Machiasport. Finally after Trista's phone kept ringing and Robert thought that it might be an emergency, he woke Trista up. It was a phone call from Ronnie Sr. that alerted Trista to Ayla's disappearance. Ronnie Sr. was too distraught to relay the awful news and passed the phone to Frankie to give Trista the phone number of the Waterville PD. It is certainly believable that Trista was tired and getting any chance she could to sleep. That isn't an uncommon thing for mothers of young children to do. It also isn't strange to think that Trista was able to get a ride to Machiasport with Ray's father to visit him. I would imagine that Robert tries to visit his son as much as he can, just because Trista was able to get a ride with him certainly does not mean that Trista had reliable transportation any time she needed.
Why was Jessica at the motel room and not at her apartment? Were Jessica and Trista defrauding the state by having them pay for the motel room? Was the motel room searched? Was Jessica's apartment searched?
Jessica was living in the motel room with Trista, Jessica no longer had her apartment in Lewiston. The state was not paying for the motel room either, Ronnie Sr. and Frankie were to help the girls get on their feet. It sounds like a concerned father trying to help his girl and not being able to take them in under his own roof for whatever reason. I guess the theory about DHHS fraud is out the window. The motel room was searched by the Portland Police, Jessica happily allowed them to search. There was no reason to check Jessica's old apartment in Lewiston, since Jessica was no longer living there.
Why did Trista go back to Portland before going to Waterville? Isn't Waterville on the way? Did Trista ditch the car she had transported Ayla in to Machiasport so Police would not search it?
Trista did not drive back to Portland, she was on her way to Machiasport when she got the news and Robert drove her to the Police Station in Waterville like the Portland Police Officers suggested. When Trista got to the Police Station, she was immediately brought upstairs to be interviewed/interrogated.
After the release of the one sided text messages everyone said Trista was a liar and that Justin had been in contact with her from the beginning, however, the text messages do not start until the 16th of January. Almost a month after Ayla went missing. If Justin was so concerned about Ayla and was so positive that Trista had Ayla and a month had passed and LE still hadn't found Ayla, wouldn't you start trying to contact that person yourself or at least return their messages and/or calls? Trista tried calling and messaging for 2 weeks, several times a day and got no response from Justin so finally she gave in and contacted Phoebe directly even though she did not care for her and knew that Justin, Elisha, and Lance were scared of Phoebe. Phoebe's response to Trista was that LE had informed Justin not to talk to Trista. Trista, worried about her daughter was relentless and kept trying Justin until finally around the middle of January he finally responded. Justin's excuse-LE took his phone and confiscated it. Why didn't they take Phoebe's phone? Trista not being as naive as some think, called LE and told them she finally got in touch with Justin and asked if it was true that they had confiscated his phone and also asked him not to talk to Trista, LE's response-that was not true. Surprise, Surprise-MORE lies from Justin.
Trista's version can easily be disproved or confirmed by LE, she knows if she is lying, it will be known by LE even if they do not publicly confirm or deny her story. She is telling it because she is telling the truth, as with everything else that she has told us. Trista's claims have been backed up with documents proving she is telling the truth. LE has not publicly stated that Trista or her family are not being truthful. They have said this about Justin and his family. Justin and his family have not backed up their words with anything, they just expect us to take them at face value. They feed information to another blog that has a penchant for lying although tries to disguise themselves as a seeker of truth. How does that give credibility to their words? Until Justin and Company start backing up their claims with proof, I will continue on the path that I am on and continue believing that Trista is innocent in Ayla's disappearance. Justin, not so much...