Investigators meet with missing toddler Ayla Reynolds' mother on Thursday
'We gave her specifics that we felt a mother should know,' state police spokesman says
Investigators met with Trista Reynolds, the mother of Ayla Reynolds, on Thursday for a review of the investigation into the toddler's disappearance, said Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland."I'm not getting into specifics, but we shared the status of the case with Trista, as we had with the relatives from Waterville," he said Friday.
So did LE have a meeting with Trista back in October when he had his meeting with the Di Pietro family? If not why did it take until January for her meeting? Or did LE meet with Di Pietro in January as well?
By their own admission they shared the status of the case with Trista, and also with the Waterville relatives.
If someone wants to know the status of something, they want to know what condition it's in, where it is, or how much progress it's made.
So is it the same as before on May 31st 2012? No person of interest no suspects?Has it only made progress in evidence they have uncovered?
Reynolds did not respond to a reporter's requests for an interview this week, but she has said that investigators planned to show her evidence that has been gathered over the past year since the child disappeared, along with items that were recovered from the Kennebec River during searches near the Lockwood Dam by state police last spring.
Did Trista not respond to a request for an interview because LE asked her not to? She had been very responsive to reporters request before this. These articles found in the river, do they belong to Ayla?
In October, investigators met with members of Ayla's paternal family from Waterville -- father Justin DiPietro, aunt Elisha DiPietro and grandmother Phoebe DiPietro.
In October they met with the Waterville family and shared with them the same status. Does this mean they had found no new evidence since then? Did a reporter ask Justin for an interview in October? Did they tell Justin the specifics they felt a father should know?
Doesn't specific mean "detailed and exact"?
An attorney for Phoebe and Elisha DiPietro has said the October meeting included an update of the investigation and a review of the physical evidence that has been collected.
If the physical evidence was shown to Phoebe And Elisha in the October meeting. Then why wasn't it shown to Trista at her meeting? They stated that they shared the same things that they had with the Di Pietro family. Did they find something more between October and January? If they did then did they inform the Waterville family as well?
McCausland, during a press conference last month, described the October meeting as a frank conversation with the paternal family. McCausland on Friday wouldn't characterize the tone of this week's meeting with Reynolds.
frank = characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion. Could this mean that LE pulled no punches with the paternal family and actually made some accusations? What reason could LE have for not describing the tone of his meeting with Trista?
"We gave her specifics that we felt a mother should know," he said.
Then to make this statement specifics a mother should know? Wouldn't the father want to know the same specifics? What do you think LE is trying to say? Doesn't specific mean "detailed and exact"?
Ayla was reported missing on Dec. 17, 2011, by her father. No one has been named as a suspect. Justin DiPietro contends that Ayla was abducted. Police say a kidnapping did not happen, and they believe the three adults who saw her last -- her father, aunt and Courtney Roberts -- are withholding information in the case.
Ben McCanna -- 861-9239
Investigators also believe Ayla is dead. State police are asking that anyone with information call them at 624-7076.
I for one will be satisfied when, and only when LE is frank and specific with the details of this case with all of us. It has been a long 20 months, Ayla deserves Justice. I pray it is soon.