Eyewitness Account Courtesy of Kadoe
I do not want to endanger my relative who witnessed this. The witness was turning into a private drive off Cool St at approx 5:30am the morning of the abduction. Waiting to cross the drive were 4 adults and a blonde haired toddler. They waved my relative on, because the relative had stopped to let them pass. My relative was within a few feet of these people. Also located at this spot was a street light. A man 40ish, gray leather coat, short brown hair, neatly trimmed beard, was carrying a blonde haired toddler, no hat, wrapped in a child's coat. the child appeared to be sleeping. Next in line was a shorter female wearing a blue parka. She wore furry winter boots. She reached up and touched the baby's face and said something. Next in line was a very tall lanky young man (looked italian or mexican) wearing a black NY baseball hat. The fourth person was behind the lanky fellow. This person was black, the witness could not tell if it was male or female. These people got into an older model sedan which was parked partially on the sidewalk and drove south on Cool St. Waterville police were notified a few days after the witness had seen this. I believe the info was given to a dispatcher. Several days went by and no one had called the witness. I stopped into the police station and questioned why no one had contacted the witness. They told me the state police was handling it, and gave me their #. I called the state police and the witness was contacted the following day. One evening as the witness and spouse were watching the news, Phoebe and Justin were being interviewed. The witness turned to the spouse and said that's the woman I saw with the blonde toddler that morning. I again called MSP and told them this story, and asked them to call the witness to verify this. They did, in fact they picked the witness up and went to the scene of the siting. End of story. LE has never contacted the witness again. I did a little digging myself and found out Phoebe used to work at Kmart in waterville. I know people who have worked there for several years, and they said Phoebe aways wore furry boots in the winter months. I did email the head of MSP, and was contacted by a detective. We had a lenghty discussion, and he said they would re-look at this lead. The witness has never been contacted again. I do have a source who informed me that a male that was at the DiPietro house the night prior to the adbuction, was killed in an auto accident.(Edited to remove identifying information and information that was in direct communication with myself that was not relative to this account.)Early on Kadoe commented online that a relative of theirs had seen something on Violette Ave where it connects to Cool St. Instantly many disregarded the info because they felt confident Ayla was deceased. Others who perceived LE's information about the case were not so quick to dismiss it. Some people who believe Ayla was abducted, believe so because they believe that this person is telling the truth and the story makes sense to them.One thing that is certain is that despite claims from some, Kadoe's story has never changed. The public has gotten it confused with other eyewitness accounts and melded the different accounts together like the game of telephone but any original posting by Kadoe has always contained the same key information. Around January, my stepmother in law had told me that while driving home one night from work a few days before Ayla disappeared she had seen 3 people transfer a baby from a old Buick or similar car into a white van. She noticed the exchange because the child appeared to be sleeping but wasnt wearing a winter coat. She was so angry she called CPS to report it and even had the plate numbers to the vehicles. It wasn't until weeks after Ayla went missing did she remember this incident on Cool St. and called MSP. An officer went to the scene with her while she reenacted what she had seen. They got her info and she was never contacted again. As much as I believe my stepmother in law saw something that night, I am hesitant to believe it was Ayla. When I was blogging before J4A reopened, I ran with the story even though I knew there were too many holes. That story and my retelling of it is what caused many to confuse the two accounts and therefore make Kadoe's story unbelievable to many. The ones who were able to differentiate between the two accounts decided whether or not to believe Kadoe's account. Regardless of whether or not Kadoe has been believed hasn't stopped Kadoe from continuing to share their story and continuing to speak for Ayla.Could it be possible that LE feels those in the house aren't telling all they know because one or more orchestrated Ayla being sent away to live with relatives or a family that would keep her safe? Is it possible there wasn't any sign of a break in because there wasn't one and Ayla was taken out of the house? Is it possible that the blood found of Ayla's was because someone was being abusive or rough with her and another family member intervened to keep her safe? Did this family member know that it was a real possibility that they would wake up to a dead toddler if they didn't act and they knew if they told Justin what they had done or were planning on doing that he would become enraged?
Was Ayla put to bed between 8-10pm and was it really the last time Justin saw her? Wouldn't Phoebe know Ayla's sleeping arrangements or where to look for her if she was moved? Would Phoebe coming home late to her own house raise any suspicions if someone were to awake and find her there? She would have a key to let herself in if the door was locked.I was told by a reporter early on that McCausland had confirmed to them that Phoebe had an alibi and was in Augusta that night with a man. Was this man meeting Phoebe to facilitate things? How much did LE investigate this man? Was he administered a polygraph test. Was Phoebe given one?It seems unlikely that if this scenario did happen that the people who took Ayla would not have come forward by now but some people are desperate for children and might not want to give up the perfect little girl that fell into their hands. It is likely that they would only have to wait things out for a few months before Ayla's features would start to change. Toddlers can look drastically different as they grow. If it was a family member of Phoebe's who helped her, they may not want to get her in trouble, knowing she was doing what she thought was the right thing for Ayla and that may be incentive enough not to come forward.
Does Ayla still look anything like this? It is doubtful.