Monday, August 19, 2013
Stephen McCausland May 31,2012
(CNN) -- Maine authorities gave their most dire judgment yet Thursday as to what they believe happened to missing toddler Ayla Reynolds, with a police spokesman saying "there's nothing we have found that leads us to believe she's alive."
Having read the statement Maine authorities have given up all hope of finding Ayla Reynolds alive. My question is if in 166 days you believe Ayla is deceased. Then why don't you at least have a person of interest?
Do you think LE told the three adults how or why they think Ayla is deceased? Do you think LE found something in the house that makes them think Ayla died there?
"Based on everything we know -- the thousands of hours of investigation, the 1,127 leads that have come in, the searches, the dives and the evidence gathered -- we think it's highly unlikely that Ayla Reynolds will be found alive," said state police spokesman Stephen McCausland. "Nothing points us in that direction.
Wouldn't you expect that after all the hours of investigation, and the many leads LE has checked out, the dives and evidence gathered. That LE should be able to tell us more definitely what direction it does point in? Do you think after all those hours of investigation, LE should know if an accident happened in that house? Wouldn't you think LE would know if there was a conspiracy to commit a crime in that house?
Ayla was 20 months old when her father, Justin DiPietro told police he had put her to bed around 8 p.m. on December 16 in a first-floor bedroom of her grandmother's Waterville, Maine, home. The toddler's father, her aunt and the father's girlfriend were in the home at that time. DiPietro called police the next morning, just before 9 a.m., to report Ayla missing.
So they think he did do one thing right when he called and reported Ayla missing. So would you deduct from LE's statement that he thinks one of the three caused Ayla to go missing? Or is he just stating who the adults are that were there that night?
Authorities believe, as they have said previously, that there was "foul play" involved in the girl's disappearance and they opened a criminal probe, McCausland told reporters Thursday. But her body has not been found and no one has been named a suspect in the case.
foul play = unlawful or dishonest behavior.
Why doesn't LE tell us what kind of foul play he thinks was involved in Ayla's disappearance? If LE can't find a body does that mean he can't have, or even name a person of interest? LE has only mentioned three adults being there that night. Do you think LE suspects one of the three are responsible of the foul play? Or does LE think someone else could have done the foul play, and the three are afraid for their own lives?
"She did not leave that home by herself, and she was not abducted," the state police spokesman said.
So if you say Ayla did not leave that home by herself, and Ayla was not abducted then what are you saying?
Abducted = Take (someone) away illegally by force or deception; kidnap.
Is LE saying Ayla was taken away legally with no force or deception? Is it legal to remove a deceased person from the property without contacting the proper authorities? Is LE saying they think Ayla may have been alive when taken legally and without deception? To be taken legally was Ayla taken with permission of the parent, or by the parent? If taken without deception does that mean one or more of the three knows where Ayla is?
On Thursday, as he has done previously, McCausland suggested the adults in the house with Ayla the night before she was reported missing -- including her father -- have not been totally forthcoming.
• FORTHCOMING (adjective)
The adjective FORTHCOMING has 3 senses:
1. at ease in talking to others
2. of the relatively near future
3. available when required or as promised
The police spokesman said there has not been "a lot of communication with the three adults who were inside the home that night." At the same time, he said "it's way premature to start speculating on charging anyone."
So is LE saying they just haven't talked to the three that much? Is it only because of LE or the three haven't wanted to talk to LE? Wouldn't you think LE could ask them to come in to talk,or send a cruiser to bring them in for a talk?
"They were the adults and they were there, and they may have answers," said McCausland. "Justin was the father, (and) we believe he knows more than he has told us."
What could Justin have done that LE would make that statement? If Justin has not told all he knows wouldn't you think that would qualify him as a person of interest to LE? Then why would LE say he has no person of interest, or suspect?
Posted by Dana B.