Monday, June 4, 2012
Thoughts on the Press Conference
Press Conference for Ayla, wasn't filled with information that was not already known to the public. Many who have followed this case, already knew the likelihood that Ayla was going to come home alive was not great and that the the likely scenario was that Justin or someone in the home the night Ayla went missing harmed her and disposed of her body. In light of the information released here first about the Grand Jury convening, it appears it was Justin who harmed Ayla and LE is sure of this because of the amount of blood found in the basement bedroom of Justin DiPietro as well as the items possibly found in the Kennebec.
This press conference came after LE found items in the Dam of the Kennebec River. Trista did an interview a few weeks ago stating that LE had told her that the items found on the second search were not related to Ayla, however, I was told that LE's exact words to her were "that the items found most recently were not what they had hoped for." I think Trista took that as meaning they were not related to Ayla's case, but I think that LE did indeed find evidence that Ayla is no longer with us in the Kennebec and that prompted the press conference. LE is not going to prematurely announce to the world that a child is likely dead after only 167 days of being missing unless they have good reason to believe this. If there were only 4 small drops of blood in Justin's basement bedroom, how could LE honestly conclude that Ayla was not still alive based on an insignificant amount of blood loss? Obviously the amount of blood was more significant then what would bleed from a small cut.
One piece of information from Mr. McCausland that has had people speculating is the expiration of the reward money. Why would the reward money have an expiration date? Is LE sure that they have fit together the pieces of this puzzle and no longer need the public to come forward with information? I can only hope that this is the case but researching expiring reward monies has shown that experts actually recommend that the reward has an expiration date and that this is common practice in cases of missing children. Maybe people who wanted to talk will now be forced to come forward thinking it is now or never for the money. I am hopeful that the press conference along with the information that the reward money is expiring means that LE is confident in what they have gleaned so far in this case and that soon arrests will be made and there will be no chance of cashing in or offers of immunity for the guilty parties. I think that it has already been 5 months, if someone is sitting on information and has not come forward and shared this with LE after over $500,000 has been spent on searches for Ayla that they should not be rewarded with a $30,000 payout. I also think that after 5 months anyone who knows that happened to Ayla that has not been honest with the police does not deserve a reduced sentence or immunity but should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law for aiding and abetting a murderer.
IF, and that is a big if, LE has this all wrong and Justin did not harm Ayla and KNOWS the blood in the basement is not more than a small cut would produce, why is he not shouting from the rooftops that 5 months is not enough time to expire the reward money and that Ayla is not dead, she is still alive. Why isn't he doing interviews calling LE out for their incompetence. Why has he not filed complaints against LE for their incompetence on this case? Why is Justin carrying on like it is business as usual with no regard for his missing child, if she is really missing?
I know that the press conference has already been discussed here on J4A but because I had missed the actual press conference and had taken a few days to recover and had tried to stay offline, I really didn't get to add my two cents. After what has transpired here in the last few days, I wanted more than anything to get things back to focusing on Ayla Reynolds where they belong and thought this was as good a time as any to add my thoughts on the press conference and where I think we are going from here in this case. I think that LE is giving someone one last chance to come forward and lead them to the whereabouts of Ayla Reynolds. I think that if June 30th comes and no one has stepped forward and Ayla has not been found, LE is going to go ahead with charging Justin DiPietro with murder even though they do not have a body. I think the AG's office would prefer to go to trial with a body and an open and shut case but I think they have compiled enough by way of evidence that a body is not a necessity and if need be they are ready to move forward. I think LE, like the rest of us, are tired of having Justin DiPietro and company walking the streets as free men and women like the rest of us are allowed to do.
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