Thursday, April 18, 2013

A Much Needed Change of Pace

I know that there haven't been many new posts about Ayla Reynolds and I apologize. It is hard to write something new and interesting when there is no new news regarding her case. I find it amazing and spectacular that United4Ayla.com have been able to consistently post new and informative posts regarding the case but unfortunately I find it harder to write about it.

There have been many stories in the news that I have wanted to write about especially the "North Pond Hermit" Christopher Knight and his unbelievable story of solitude and survival through 27 years of Maine's relentless winters. I also know that there is a lot of talk about the bombings in Boston and a lot to talk about regarding what is going on and I know that many are reeling from the events and many have lost their faith in humanity especially if this was done by an American and was an act of domestic terrorism, scarier still is if it wasn't from an American and instead a foreigner and that despite all of our efforts and Homeland Security we are still not safe from outside attacks. There is so much I could say about this topic, both topics actually, but right now I think we need something uplifting to read to remind us that there is still good in this world. Thanks to Dana B. for reminding me that right now we need something light to read so we can get away from the depressing news we are reading everywhere else and seeing on television.

I decided to compile a few different articles that I have come across recently that has helped restore my faith in humanity and helped to remind me that despite all of the bad we see and hear everyday there are also a lot of good things that are happening that don't always make the front pages or get posted at the top of our newsfeeds online.




Yesterday morning on my way to take my daughter Bella on a bike ride, to our dismay we realized her cherished Minnie Mouse bike that Santa brought her had been stolen, along with our jogging stroller. To say we were heartbroken is an understatement. Through many tears and reassuring hugs I managed to call in a police report. This afternoon I received a call from Officer Kohr that he was on his way... with a brand new Princess bike. He not only surprised her with a bike that is her favorite color featuring her favorite princess he took the time to teach her how to ride it. This is kindness and selflessness at its finest. This officer went well above his call of duty and took the time to make a little girls day. I can not fully express how grateful I am. He has left such an impression in our hearts, and am thoroughly impressed with his generosity. Thank you once again Officer Kohr.

Homeless Man Returns Engagement Ring Worth Over $4000

                                                                   Billy Ray Harris

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A homeless Kansas City man will soon have well over $100,000 after returning an engagement ring to a woman who accidentally dropped it in his cup earlier this month.
"I think in our world we often jump to like the worst conclusion, and it just makes you realize that there are good people out there," said Sarah Darling, whose fiancé set up a website seeking donations for Billy Ray Harris, the man who found the ring. By Monday, more than 6,000 people had donated more than $145,000 to the fund.
Harris, who frequently panhandles on Kansas City's Country Club Plaza, discovered the ring about an hour after Darling dumped spare change from her coin purse into his cup. She had taken off her ring earlier that day and put it with the coins.
"The ring was so big that I knew if it was real, it was expensive," Harris told KCTV.
Darling was horrorstruck when she realized the next day what she had done. She went back to Harris, squatted beside him and told him that she might have given him something valuable.
"'Was it a ring?'" he recalled asking her. "And she says, 'Yeah.' And I said 'Well, I have it.' "
Darling gave Harris all the cash she had in her wallet at the time.
"It seemed like a miracle," Darling said. "I thought for sure there was no way I would get it back."
In explaining why he didn't keep the ring, Harris said he had a religious upbringing.
"My grandfather was a reverend," Harris said. "He raised me from the time I was 6 months old and thank the good Lord, it's a blessing, but I do still have some character."


Family Throws Birthday Parties for Thousands of Homeless Children

Around their son’s third birthday, it dawned on Amy and John Cervantes that the joy, love and recognition their little boy, Alex, received on his big day — surrounded by new toys, family and friends — was absent from many children’s lives.
So in 2005 the Cervantes family, who had been looking for a service project for their growing brood, began throwing birthday parties for homeless children who otherwise might not get to celebrate the day they were born.
“We wanted to get our kids involved and it can be hard to find suitable places for children,” Amy Cervantes told TODAY.com. “For young children, a lot of things are very abstract. Something like a birthday every child understands: What if their day came and no one came to celebrate with them?”
Click HERE to read their inspiring story

Christian The Lion

This is not a new story but is extremely heartwarming and also amazing.

 
 
 
The link above is a great site that I came across while searching for the links to the stories above. The people behind the website and their readers either leave random letters of inspiration or encouragement somewhere they have been for someone to stumble upon or you can request that a letter be sent to someone you know who could use a bit of cheering up. There is also a page on the site that you can go to see the letters that people have found and hear how it cheered them up. I think it is a wonderful idea and I can't wait to write my random love letter and leave it somewhere in my travels this week.
 
 


So I was at a used bookstore in North Hollywood and was just leaving and stopped to look at the ads and stuff posted on the pinboard and I saw this orange evnvelope just laying there. I thought maybe someone forgot their bday card. So I picked and it said it was for me! Yes, me! And so I opened it and it had an insert from Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll and a little envelope with flowers seeds in it to plant with instructions. My reaction to this was complete joy. It was perfect and I felt so lucky. The message of the card was at the perfect time because I really needed to hear that. I cannot thank whoever left this beautiful little gift.

 
Hi!
I was having a down day and swallowed up in mid-term stress when I found this letter. I saw the corner of an envelope sticking out from between the cushions of the library chair I was curled up in studying. I pulled it out, thinking it must have been lost or left behind, and found this note:
Dear beautiful stranger, 
This is for you! You may or may not be having a nice day. Regardless, you are beautiful, smart, daring, and so much more. “To love yourself is to begin a lifelong romance” – Oscar Wilde. I hope this brightens your day! 
It did :)
 
 
There are many more for you to read on the website.
 
 

I leave you with this, despite all of the negativity in the world and all of the unknowns that can leave us fearful and uncertain there is also so much beauty in the world that surrounds us at any given time and beauty can come in the form of many things since it is all in the eye of the beholder so don't forget to stop and admire the beauty in something that you otherwise may overlook or take for granted.

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  1. For the record, no matter how many times I have seen it, I cannot watch the Christian the Lion video without bawling my eyes out, I can't even talk about the video with anyone without choking up while explaining the ending. It is absolutely amazing and shows that love has no bounds.

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  2. Thank you Tori for the post it is very enjoyable. Even with the North Pond Hermit breaking into camps, at first people felt fear. As time went by and more things came up missing they realized this person meant them no harm. He was a person taking things he need to survive, is it wrong? Of course it is if he would have gone to them they more than likely would have given him what he needed. He did not break the camps windows and maliciously destroy things. He had to have felt very troubled to want to be alone. Now caught he has expressed to people he is sorry for what he did and some think he is sincere. I agree. The thing is if you break the law eventually you will be found out. Can you imagine the relief he has , no more hiding and sneaking around. There are people out there that could use that relief, why don't you just call and tell where Ayla is. The pressure to keep it secret must be eating you up inside.

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    1. the post was very good.the man that live in the woods for 27 years is so unbeavable. he stole item from camp to survive it was wrong for him to do that and he did not destroy owner camps and he said hr was sorry.I can not image not having any communication with no one except i person who was hicking. it suprize me that no hunter did find his cabin or living through the maine winters. he was amazing living that way for some time. then the homeless man that find this lady ring when she put all her change in the can and then she went back to the man and he return her ring to her that is a honest man.then the police officer that brough a new bike to a little girl who bike was stolen and that police officer took his time to teach her to ride bike that a special police man.then the family that had a birthday party for homeless children that was so nice.plus their was few other article that was very nice tori.these were very nice article to read about. Iam waiting for your next blogg tori very nice blogg

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  3. At least obscure isn't letting her dead blog fill up with spam. How disgraceful to Ayla.

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    1. Agreed....I don't even know why I bother to check this blog or JSTL blog....it's like everyone lost interest, except the troops leading the charge to hang the Dipietro family...very sad

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    2. OMG. That other blog is like cult scary! Justice yes, lynching no!

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    3. By the way Anonymous 1:34 PM I haven't lost interest. I just have nothing to say. I check daily, too.

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    4. The spam filter is suppose to block it, but some still gets through. There is not a lot to talk about as far as the case goes no one is leaking any information. If you want to keep hashing the same scenario over and over and over and over. You can go to the other site. They keep themselves on the edge of nervous breakdowns, and in tears most of the time but nothing changes. All we can do is wait for something to break.

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    5. I'm another who hasn't lost interest. I think of & pray for Ayla daily.
      There is just noting new to comment on.

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    6. Dana all Tori or Jeff need to do is hit the "delete" button or set the blog up to moderate comments which is different from the spam filer in blogger. If this was a memorial it would be wrong to let graffiti and weeds take over, right? I do agree with you about U4A. They have the illusion that they are helping by ruminating, speculating and accusing people out loud between the handful of them.

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    7. I wish Tori could get someone to be an admin to delete for her if she is busy. The other person that was suppose to be co- admin with her I guess doesn't have time for the site.Jeff I think is out of the picture he was going to write something where Justin may only be guilty of poor parenting, but then he ducked out again. The try to say Trista was shown a slide show of what and why they think Ayla is deceased, but I haven't read where LE has made that statement. Only Jeff and Trista along with most everyone at U4A.

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    8. Now that my semester of school has ended, and my children seem to be done with hospital stays, I am back to help moderate, and if and when updates come in Ayla's case, post anything I can to get us all discussing Ayla's disappearance again. Unfortunately , with no updates and zero talk from either side of the family, there isn't much to do besides hash out old things that really haven't proven to get us anywhere.

      As always, guest posts are welcome here - just e-mail Tori or myself, as Jeff has left the page as an administrator long ago.

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    9. Katie good to hear from you. I knew you had been very busy and didn't have much time to spare. I know no one is leaking anything about the case. I agree it does absolutely no good to keep repeating the same things over and over. Especially when it is just speculation with no facts to back it up. I really was surprised not many had anything to say about the hermit. I thought something on the lighter side would be a little refreshing, but I was wrong one other time in my life too.lol Hope school went well, and keep the kids well.

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    10. Thank you, Dana. I know it's hard for some people to see the neutral (Tori) and Justin side (me) quiet... but let's be honest, what good is it going to do to drive ourselves insane over the old information, some of which isn't even confirmed fact. The truth right now is neither parent is speaking. Trista hasn't spoken in how long now? And yes, we all know Justin hasn't spoken in even long, but how can one be okay and the other criminal? It's little things like this that prove nothing but seem to be the mindset of the others. Until I get something that is a cold, hard fact of Ayla's case, I'm not really wanting to speculate. LE has kind of left this wide open - a year and a half with no conclusions, arrests, or persons of interest. How can one truly speculate on this information? I just don't understand it. However, I know I speak for myself and Tori when I say that we appreciate everyone who keeps coming back and chatting or opening our eyes to other ways of viewing things. Ayla has tugged at the heartstrings of many- not just in the small area of Waterville Maine, but across the country. I'm glad to see no one has forgotten her.

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  4. Nice to see some recent activity here (that ISN'T spam)!

    Abandoning the blogs is not akin to abandoning Ayla. As each day passes I wonder if we are a day closer to getting answers or a day further of what feels like Ayla fading into oblivion. I hope for the former, but fear the latter.

    No new developments. No more reward incentive. No more media coverage. No more comments from family members and/or their attorney/spokesperson.

    Sad.

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  5. Good to see you are still around mckeekitty. I agree it is nice to see. Hope all is going well with you and that we hear something soon.

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  6. Thank you, Dana! Best to you as well.

    I continue to seek answers, but I'm often frustrated and discouraged. The MSP Missing Persons website hasn't been updated since 2005...EIGHT FREAKING YEARS. Thus, there is no mention of Ayla Bell Reynolds. I fear Ayla's case has fallen through the cracks.

    Yes. Fingers crossed we hear something SOON.

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  7. I check google everyday and nothing. I just wish whoever is responsible would do the right thing, and bring her home. May they never have a peaceful moment until they do.

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  8. I know, Dana. The silence is deafening. It is to expected by the DiPietros, but I would think Trista would have made a comment to mark Ayla's third birthday. Or even a comment from Ron, Sr. or another maternal family member.

    It was good that McCausland spoke of Ayla's recent birthday, but I think LE needs to give regular updates on the case, even if it is simply "no new developments."

    I fear a sense of resignation in the air. I hope I'm wrong.

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    1. Why are you concerned with Trista not bringing up Ayla on her birthday and not justin????? You are too much. Trisha is grieving.

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    2. I am concerned neither has brought Ayla up on her birthday. Along with everyone else in the families silence. People need to look at the whole picture not just always one side or the other. If one persons excuse is they are grieving than the other side can use the same excuse. It goes both ways.

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    3. Yes Dana it goes both ways if both families felt the same. The paternal family, according to thier own claims and words, believes Ayla was abducted, thought of it as a game, then adapted to the situation so what are they going to grieve? You see I agree with your rational that it has to go both ways, if the situation is the same, which in this case it is not.

      The same for McKee, with all due respect but I do not believe that you or Dana heard or read of the Wishes for Ayla Project which celebrated her for the entirity of her birth month. Yes both Trista and Jeff were a part of the project as I stated on the blog several times. Whether behind the scenes with me or LNM or even with MSP, the maternal family was very involved with Wishes For Ayla! What of the "Mobile Banner For Ayla" Project being orchestrated by LNM, who is working with Trista? Can the same be said for the DiPietros, the Tudelas, the Roberts, sadly we do not know because none of them will answer any questions truthfully and completely according to Mr McCausland comments on Ayla's birthday that McKee mentioned. Also notice that he in no way indicates it is the maternal family that was preventing that day from being a happy and joyous day for Ayla, instead he directly references what happened in that house and who was in that house. This all a mere 5 weeks ago, with the Mobile Banner Project just kicking off!

      I just like to have the facts out there, and if MSP has not contradicted the NDA like they did the poly's and luminol, then I assume the NDA is a fact as well. I will let MSP call Trista and Jeff out if it is not true just like they have some many times before in this investigation.

      Sorry for being long winded, sorry Tori and Katie for commenting out of place, and sorry Dana and McKee if you took this as chastising or me calling you the "bad guys", I just wanted to point out a few things that you may have missed. I'll go back to the other blog now and feel better that hopefully the information is getting out.

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    4. I think a parent would be grieving over an abduction or just plain missing child if they had been gone a year and a half. Also just because you say Trista and Jeff have been involved behind the scenes doesn't make it fact. You see John you are looking for a place to put the blame one side of the family or the other. I don't care which side is responsible, I just want Ayla found and let McCausland handle the blame game. It is time for Ayla to be found no matter who the guilty party is. I don't take it that you are calling me a bad guy, you just can't see where I am coming from and that is fine.

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    5. John...like Dana, I Google "Ayla Reynolds" daily hoping for an update. I was unaware of the campaigns you mentioned because I don't see them mentioned in the MS. It would be nice if there was a press release about them. I'm sure the public would like to know these campaigns are going on.

      Slightly OT: do you think you or MM could shed some light (do a post) on non disclosure agreements? LE asked Trista, a civilian not employed by LE, to sign off on a non disclosure agreement, correct?

      TIA!

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    6. John...my apologies! I Google "Ayla Reynolds" daily, but just now Googled "Wishes for Ayla" and found the food drive articles.

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    7. mckeekitty: I do remember reading in the Bangor paper about it. It did say it would be a month long food drive , and they were also collecting Bday cards to be sent to Trista and the maternal family. No mention of Jeff and Trista organizing it, there was something said about some ladies on facebook though.

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    8. "Also just because you say Trista and Jeff have been involved behind the scenes doesn't make it fact. You see John you are looking for a place to put the blame one side of the family or the other. I don't care which side is responsible, I just want Ayla found and let McCausland handle the blame game."

      You are right Dana, and that is why I was not placing blame on anyone, I was only bringing to light a few missed items is all. No blame was laid on anyone in my comment and I will try not to do that here. I only wanted to let you and McKee know of the projects and the awareness for Ayla I thought you might have missed. I do enough blaming on the U4A blog, no need to do it here, only to bring awareness to Ayla.

      You are also correct, but do you think the ladies of FB and myself would have coordinated this effort with B-day and Prayer Cards for the maternal family without including the maternal family? It is clear the maternal family was involved even though only "I" said they were.

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    9. "John...like Dana, I Google "Ayla Reynolds" daily hoping for an update. I was unaware of the campaigns you mentioned because I don't see them mentioned in the MS. It would be nice if there was a press release about them. I'm sure the public would like to know these campaigns are going on."

      The Wishes For Ayla Project was in as many papers as we could notify (the MSOline I believe was one but I would have to check) and on as few television stations
      as well. We notified as many media outlets as we had contacts for. The "Mobile Banner For Ayla" is an on-going project which has only been mentioned to date on a few internet sites. We are in the process of trying to get a folding frame built for the banner to be easily transported and once completed, there will be another push to the media concerning the project's intent, which is to bring awareness to Ayla in the city she was last seen in. :) There is no need to apologize McKee, your search daily for Ayla news shows you have not forgotten her, you simply missed the previous project. We have not yet pushed the next project to the media until the frame is completed for the banner.

      Here is the link for MS McKee, you must have missed it when it was publish. Keep Ayla Awareness Alive. :)

      www.onlinesentinel.com/.../Wishes-For-Ayla-food-drive-intended-to-keep-missing-toddler-in-hearts-minds.html

      I will ask Mama if she will do a post on NDA's and how it may apply to this case. I am not sure she is familiar with this or not, I am familiar with NDA's but not how this case would use one specifically.

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    10. No Thank You needed Dana, I love talking about Ayla Bell Reynolds!

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    11. There are few things I feel strongly confident of concerning Ayla and what happened to her.
      One of the things I am very confident of is that both the maternal and paternal families are grieving the loss of Ayla. Whether that be due to abduction or death. I further am very confident that neither family has adapted to the situation.

      The Wishes For Ayla campaign was a wonderful awareness project. It certainly helped many in need. I applaud the efforts of all involved. Especially all those who donated, they are the ones who made the project a success. ...
      I only wish the project had been kept neutral, as far as Ayla's family members, it was not, sadly.

      I hope that the Mobile Banner For Ayla comes to fruition. It's a great idea! My only issue is that the Banner would only be displayed in Waterville.
      I really wish there could be one in every city.

      I'm very skeptical that MSP ask Trista is sign a NDA.

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    12. I agree I think both sides are grieving, also skeptical. I don't know either parent and have never met them.

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    13. The father's side isn't grieving. He and they never wanted Ayla in the first place. Sickening that they can keep silent and just forget about Ayla.

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    14. Do you know them personally or is this just your opinion?

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    15. I know people who know them personally. People who know Justin's real feelings and not the lies his supporters tell.

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    16. It is not that I support them or don't. I believe in giving someone I don't know the benefit of doubt. Like I have said before there is two sides to a story. I am hearing what one side is by the maternal and also a lot of angry people. I heard a few things from the other side in the beginning, not much now. I feel there are a lot of half truths and caustic innuendos being printed as fact. The evidence will always tell what happened, but not always who in the beginning. Until they figure out the who for sure I will remain neutral.

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  9. I hope you are too. Do you know if McCausland said Trista signed a non disclosure agreement, or is it just something people are thinking she did? I wish there was some hope of news soon, but it is very silent. We have not forgotten Ayla but no one is giving us anything to work with. Jeff was suppose to write something over a month ago, didn't happen. They say he is still behind the scene's but how far. They talk of a slide show Trista was shown, but that is hearsay. No one like LE will confirm anything. Very frustrating to say the least.

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  10. IIRC, only Jeff mentioned the NDA. I never heard LE make mention of such a document. Ditto with the travelling "slideshow." Without confirmation from LE, it is all hearsay in my book.

    In the early days of this case, the Morning Sentinel ran with a rather critical story of how the case was being handled by LE. At the time, I didn't want to believe it. Now I find the lapses in proper procedure and judgment hard to deny.





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    1. The thing is we get criticized at times because we wait for news to break. Yet the critics accept everything said and run with it as fact, and we are the bad guys. We all want Ayla returned there needs to be closure to this. It doesn't matter to me which side of the family is guilty or innocent justice is what is needed. The truth needs to come out.

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    2. In the early days of this case, the Morning Sentinel ran with a rather critical story of how the case was being handled by LE. At the time, I didn't want to believe it. Now I find the lapses in proper procedure and judgment hard to deny.


      I agree with your statement.

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  11. Looks like Obscure found a new home. . .

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  12. People say the Dipietros do nothing to help find Ayla yet they write:

    if they are grieving for the loss of Ayla, why would they be trying to raise funds once again to “put up more billboards”? I know that is not a DiPietro doing the fundraiser but it is a Harry and the Tudelas and DiPietros support it?

    Which is it they do nothing or just not what you feel they should do?

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    1. I think the Dipietros have gone on with their life and forgotten all about Ayla. I actually think that is what they prefer. The eight short weeks Ayla spent in their home wasn't even long enough for them to even care. They say she was abducted from their home? Well they certainly haven't done anything to appeal to the abductors have they ? They know how she left their home and they know where she is. They just hope no one else ever finds out.

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    2. I can see where a person would think that, it sounds logical.

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    3. Dana, the DiPietros have not done anything publically. I think publically is the key to what I was saying in the above referenced comment. This one comment by itself is slightly out of context without knowing that the post that comment was made on was about publically being active in the search for the daughter they claim to have been abducted.

      By the way, it is not what we or I want them to do, it is what LE, John Walsh, and every expert in the field says they should do at a minimum. Yes each person reacts differently, but they all state at a minimum they must keep thier child in the public eye through statement releases, news and television interviews, etc. Angela is not Ayla's parent, Justin is! Angela is not Ayla's Aunt, Elisha is. Angela is not Ayla's grandmother, Phoebe is. They are the ones I refer to when I ask the DiPietros to do anything publically For Ayla!

      Hope this helps to understand why I made the comment you referenced.

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    4. Also, just in case you missed this also, Ron Sr. did two television interviews on Aylas birthday. The first does not load very quickly but it has Ron crying and saying they had nowhere to go to, no gravestone, no grave.

      http://www.foxbangor.com/newscast/news/newscasts/newscasts.html

      http://www.wgme.com/news/top-stories/stories/wgme_vid_16236.shtml

      I wanted to post these Dana so you do not think I am again being one side. I know I have in the past, and I can not apologize for it. I meant it, but this is not one of those times. The maternal family is still actively keeping Ayla in the public's view. :o)

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  13. I still think Ayla is alive and will until LE proves otherwise.I am staying with my scenario that Trista took her that night. I do not think she was headed to visit anyone in prison. There was a deal made for Ayla and it was the best way out for all concerned. Don't get all upset this is just what I believe and am not asking for anyone to agree or disagree.

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    1. Personally, Dana, I agree with you. I think that is why no one on the Dipietro side is screaming for her to be returned and why the Reynolds side is staying out of the lime-light.....I dont think that it was necessarily Trista that snuck into the house...I think maybe it was amicable and Justin handed her over on purpose....but like you said, this is just my opinion...doesn't make me right

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    2. I agree I think that is why the whispering at the vigil between Trista and Justin. She was afraid of what LE was implicating with saying there was blood found at Justins.

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    3. I think that is why the "staged" reaction at Trista's house when McCausland announced they think Ayla is most likely deceased. I have felt since the very beginning that there is WAY more to this story than the bits and pieces that the police have released....

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    4. The only thing "staged" was by the Dipietro family, after they got rid of Ayla.

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    5. I watched it on video and it was most certainly staged. If you are honest with yourself and you watched it you have to admit it. Not saying why it was staged, but they must have had their reasons.

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    6. I don't understand what you mean about a deal being made. If both of Ayla's parents wanted to give custody to a third party, why would they fake a kidnapping? Why not just visit a lawyer and sign papers?

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    7. Confused, I dont know about you but I can't afford a lawyer and I have a decent paying job

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  14. I totally agree. We may not be popular with our thinking, but I don't intend to win any contests anyway.

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  15. I really think if they do find Ayla there will be arrests on both sides maternal and paternal, along with who ever has her. jmo

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  16. What is stuck in my craw are McCausland's words of "far-reaching" and "magnitude" in describing this case at the "likely dead" press conference.

    I agree with Oak...there is WAY more going on here than meets the eye.

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  17. I am glad that I am not the only one that feels that way.

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  18. Dana...I'm with you re: the popularity contest. I simply want those responsible for Ayla's fate to be held accountable. Don't we all?

    I'm stumped as to why no person/persons of interest has been mentioned. After all, it has been seventeen months. Why does McCausland stop short of naming Justin a POI? Or, at the very least, publically clear Trista?

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    1. I really don't understand it either. The explanation he wants to be sure of a conviction is wearing thin. It is time he does something even if it is wrong. I am sure if they had found more than a cup full of Ayla's blood in that basement someone would be in jail. Lets get real about this I don't think they know or have a clue as to what happened or who did anything.

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  19. Dana & Mckeekitty - you have no idea how happy I am to see this discussion OUTSIDE OF MY HEAD! Yes, I am Justin's friend. Yes, I have stood up for him regarding any death or bodily harm to Ayla... but he has been quiet, more quiet than one would expect. And then there's the "when the time is right" and "you are not her parent" comments. There's just too much brushed aside with the paternal family, and too much over the top dramatics with the maternal (camera's in the house for "reaction" to something they already knew, Machaisport trip after saying she was at the motel with Jessica). There's something that is not right, and LE must know enough because they have kept this out of the spotlight and on their personal radars for 17 months. Something's got to give...

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    1. Agreed Katie....way too much changed in Trista and company's story and way too silent in the Dipietro camp.....tells me WAY more going on behind the scenes than what has been "leaked"....

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  20. I am sure LE knows something. I just think they where hoping one would get frightened and turn on the other and tell the whole story. I also think they had help from others to set this whole thing up. Someone had to help them or they would never have pulled it off. Right now Trista and Justin feel they are home free. I hope they get real comfortable and then the knock on the door comes. There are legal ways to do these things, they just aren't profitable to the parents. It is possible no money exchanged hands and they thought what they were doing was best for all involved who knows? Only those involved and LE with all kinds of time to prove what happened.

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  21. LE knows something alright, and they have the hard evidence to prove it...do not doubt it...their only problem is that it is hard to pin the tail on the donkey if you are blindfolded, and there is more than one donkey in the room... detectives and prosecutors are lacking the essential details that says who did what, 100% for sure, otherwise a reasonable doubt exists, and that is all it takes to ruin a case...it is very simple...someone needs to talk, or the blame rests with all three...until the crime can concretely be placed on one or two individuals without a reasonable doubt, the investigation must continue....

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    1. I don't know how hard it is, or what they can prove. When you say three I am sure you are talking about the DiPietro's. There could be a fourth in the mix from the maternal side also, but I know you don't want to believe that. I don't believe in giving anyone a free pass. As I said I don't buy the trip to Machiasport for a visit with her other boyfriend either. Along with the sleeping through the phone calls.She was around Waterville for a reason.

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    2. ...their only problem is that it is hard to pin the tail on the donkey if you are blindfolded, and there is more than one donkey in the room...
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      That could be because the tail belongs to a horse and not a donkey.

      ...it is very simple..
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      hmmmm, I don't think it is very simple. It's been more than 17 months,.. WVPD, MSP, FBI, no arrest, ...not simple.







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    3. simple and provable beyond a reasonable doubt are two separate things which do not have to be mutually exclusive...

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    4. Simple would be to, at the VERY LEAST, name a person of interest.....which says to me complex!!!

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    5. Dana...Machiasport is very strange. Trista's only witness/alibi for the morning of December 17th is Robert Fortier, and he isn't talking.

      Did Ron really tell Robert to keep driving AWAY from Waterville? Did Ron really tell Robert to let Trista sleep?

      Oak...complex indeed.

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    6. Dana and Mckeekitty, If you go to this link http://www.maine.gov/corrections/PublicInterest/policies.htm
      and click on prison policies, you'll see prison visits must be scheduled 24 hours in advance. So the trip to Machiasport could easily be verified by police.

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    7. She would know what she was going to do before the 24 hr notice and make the appointment to give her an alibi. Did she keep the visit?

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  22. there are no free passes, the evidence tells the story...

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    1. The evidence will tell the story, right now it isn't saying anything because it is not all in, or known.

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