Monday, September 23, 2013

The Case for Ayla

On January 3rd of this year, investigators from the Maine State Police met with Trista, Alex (Trista's boyfriend), and Melissa (Alex's mother), for the purpose of disclosing a slideshow of select blood evidence collected from the DiPietros’ property in Ayla’s case.

Given the evidence shown, we believe there is more than enough for successful prosecution. We believe that a Grand Jury presented with this evidence would issue an indictment, enabling police to make arrests.

The Case for Ayla is about bringing justice to Ayla and her family, but there’s also a public interest at stake. When someone is killed, the justice system acts not only for the victim and the victim’s family but for the community at large. The presence of a killer in our midst is a condition we deserve to have remedied in the name of public safety by the public authorities who work for us, the citizens of Maine. The Attorney General’s office has the exclusive authority and responsibility to prosecute this homicide on our behalf. By releasing this evidence to the public, we are asking you to tell the prosecutor you want justice for Ayla, her family, and for all citizens.

It has been over twenty-one months and no one present at 29 Violette Avenue, where Ayla was reported missing, has been held accountable despite repeated police assertions that:
We respect the dedication of the police agencies and the prosecutor’s office in pursuing this case. However, we disagree with delaying arrest and prosecution. Trista now feels that her quest to “bring Ayla home” requires a public appeal for pressure on the Attorney General’s office to file criminal charges.
 
The following summarizes the collective recollection of Trista, Alex, and Melissa of the slideshow contents:

Ayla's Blood Found (The blood evidence described here was visible to the naked eye and not luminol enhanced).
  • Several drops of Ayla's blood were found on the left shoulder strap of Ayla's car seat in Justin's vehicle. Ayla's dried vomit was found on the backseat.
  • Droplets of Ayla's blood were found on the pompoms of her pink princess slippers.
  • A “silver dollar sized stain” of Ayla’s blood was found on the sofa in the DiPietro family’s living room (upstairs).
  • Ayla's blood was found smeared on her baby doll's face and arms in the bedroom she shared with Elisha DiPietro’s daughter (upstairs). It appeared that Ayla tried to wipe blood from her mouth with her doll.
  • Drops of Ayla's blood were found on a fan cord in Justin's basement bedroom.
  • Ayla's blood splatter was found on a plastic blue tote in the basement and a sheet that was found inside had Ayla's blood stains on it. MSP said that it had been used to cleanup Ayla’s blood.
  • Several drops of Ayla's blood were found on the tongue and inside Justin's sneakers in the basement beside his bed.
  • A "fist size stain” of Ayla's blood was found on Justin's mattress and sheets. This sample contained saliva, possibly vomit, and “a toy hair like" pink fiber which, at the time, MSP had not identified.
  • Several splatters of Ayla’s blood were found on sections of the cement floor and wall beside Justin’s bed. These blood splatters were consistent with Ayla's standing height, and were up to a dime in size. MSP’s blood analysts determined that the blood splatters were created by intense projectile vomiting and/or blunt force trauma.
  • Several splatters of Ayla’s blood were found on a wood pallet leaning against a wall in the basement.
 
Justin DiPietro: “It’s No Big Deal”
Three Maine State Police Detectives and a grief counselor from the Attorney General’s office oversaw this slideshow. They provided comparison photos (normal and enlarged sizes of Ayla’s blood) displayed from a laptop to an external display screen.

After the photos of blood visible to the naked eye were displayed, MSP began to show the luminol-enhanced photos, depicting additional blood of Ayla's upstairs and downstairs in the DiPietro’s house. Trista was unable to view any more of the horrific display after only two luminol-enhanced photos, and the slideshow was stopped.

Trista, Alex, and Melissa’s collective impression from the photos shown of Ayla’s blood, in and around Justin’s basement bedroom, was that his bedroom looked like a “murder scene”.

The MSP determined that the samples of Ayla's blood exhibiting a spray pattern could not have been the result of any cut.

Some samples of Ayla’s blood contained saliva, indicating to MSP that Ayla had been coughing up blood from internal injuries.

MSP concluded that Ayla’s injuries were both “internal and external".

When asked, Trista and Alex could not confirm if this was all of the physical evidence that MSP had found in and around the Dipietros’ residence.

MSP told Trista that they reviewed this evidence with the DiPietro family in November 2012. MSP stated that “Justin had no reaction.” In a subsequent conversation between Justin and Trista, Justin said about this evidence: “It’s no big deal”.


Tudelas, Roberts Refuse to Review Evidence
Justin has been friends with the Tudela family since childhood, and the Tudelas housed him and the rest of the DiPietros for two weeks after the DiPietro house was declared a crime scene. MSP told Trista that the Tudelas refused to look at the blood photos. The investigators did not explain why they sought to review the photos with the Tudelas.

Courtney Roberts, Justin’s girlfriend who was at Justin’s house the night of December 16, also refused to see the photos, according to investigators.


The Time is Right
MSP told Trista that they do not want to arrest Justin without Ayla’s remains for an airtight case. Therefore, the MSP has worked diligently to find her body to confirm their findings with an autopsy, but the undeniable truth is that unless Justin, Elisha, and/or Courtney come forward, Ayla may never be found.

The emotional impact of this evidence is overwhelming. We are overcome by shock and disbelief that there has not been an arrest. Ayla was in Justin’s care when was reported missing. Ayla’s blood is on Justin DiPietro’s bed, on the wall and floor of Justin’s bedroom, in Justin’s shoes, and in Justin’s car. Justin claimed that he and Courtney slept that night in his basement, a claim we find preposterous since his bed and basement were splattered with Ayla’s blood. Justin has not given police a credible explanation for any of this, and he has not been held accountable for Ayla’s demise.

“When the time is right,” Justin told the Kennebec Journal last year, “everything is going to come out.”
When Ayla’s blood is in your shoes Justin, the time is right to speak of what happened to your daughter.


Bolstered by Silence
For twenty-one months, Courtney and Elisha have kept Justin’s secrets. Every day while Trista grieves the loss of her daughter, Courtney and Elisha cradle their own toddlers in arms, play, laugh, cuddle and celebrate the milestones that Ayla has been forever denied, their consciences apparently deadened to the horror of their deceit. They have robbed Ayla of who she was and who she could ever be.

“If Elisha and Courtney do not speak for Ayla, the shadow of their silence will cast itself upon their children”. Primary Teacher – U4A Blogger


Justice for Ayla
Make no mistake, justice for Ayla affects everyone. The failure to act on this damning blood evidence offers a perverse incentive to the next volatile adult inclined to lash out at a helpless baby and the next caretaker tempted to forego emergency care for a baby in distress to shield themselves from the consequences of their conduct.

The evidence that Ayla died from trauma at 29 Violette Avenue is abundant. Justin DiPietro, Elisha DiPietro, and Courtney Roberts are legally entitled to remain silent so as not to incriminate themselves. Their silence does not require the rest of us to follow suit. We can speak up for Ayla and demand justice for this baby whose life ended abruptly and violently. Their refusal to tell police what happened to Ayla in the DiPietro’s house is not a barrier to their arrest and prosecution based on the evidence found by police that refutes their claim that Ayla disappeared during the night.

Knowing who is responsible for Ayla’s death and watching him enjoy his freedom as years pass, with no prosecution initiated, is unendurable. Seeing those who covered up Ayla’s death, and kept us from bringing her home, go unpunished, intensifies our pain.

It's uncivilized and unconscionable. It is something no homicide survivor, least of all the grieving mother of a deceased baby whose blood is all over her father’s house should experience at the hands of authorities charged with prosecuting homicide.


Please join our “Press for Prosecution” by signing our online petition [link].

 Address link: http://pressjustin.com/
..and help us bring Ayla home.
 
 
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220 comments:

  1. I wish to thank CG, DanaB, JohnP, Katie, Lee, Mountain Mama, Peter Hyatt, Tori Gifford, and Wordman, who all became editors and advisers in “The Case for Ayla”. A part of me was lost in the process of molding it, but it took a piece from every one of them as well, along with the hundreds of other bloggers and Facebook users who keep Ayla’s name alive, every hour of every day. I am proud to have known the devotion and selflessness for Ayla within these forums.

    Bring Ayla Home and Justice for Ayla… Twenty one months and still here.

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    1. The MSP has been all over Waterville looking and questioning people like Ryan Dipietro a second cousin. Also they have been in contact with the Linnells. It's pretty sad that Elisha has full custody of Gabby and Justin sees her 3 hours a week. I feel so bad. I hope that MSP does something! I think that its time to pull Lance Pheobe Justin Courtney and Elisha in for questioning start with taking away their children and see how fast answers fly. Also I can almost guarantee that if this was Not Ayla and it was Gabby that this case would be closed! I hate to say it but the only reason Justin wanted Ayla was for the benefits and not for love. They see kids as dollar signs. Pretty sick.

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    2. Ashley, do you have knowledge that Justin applied for benefits for Ayla? TIA

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    3. anon 5:37
      You need to start with shorter questions like, Ashley do you have any knowledge. Then build from there.

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    4. Unlike you anon I do. I'm just stating facts he obviously was involved with DHHS because that's how he ended up with her in the first place. The state benefits aren't what's important here! Stop swaying people from what really needs to be read out of my comment. Strip the parents of their children and see how.quickly they fold when blackmailed with the thought of never seeing the child they actually have love for again. Because they won't have any other choice. It should be speak the truth and just maybe you might see them through jail visits. I say lock these pricks up. Coldhearted self loathing murderers. Map is on it just remember that! And remember Courtney you have court soon for your ex murderering loverboy save yourself and speak up! Grow up be a woman and stop hiding! What are u scared of? You know the truth! Elisha save your daughter from a life of scrutiny and turn your brother in! I can't believe you are choosing Justin over Gabby by implicating yourself in a murder case by hiding the truth! Lance you know drinking won't always hide the demons of the truth that you know! Save your soul and put your nieces to rest! As for Justin your a coward who can't even dispute the evidence stacked against you Casey Anthony may have got away with covering up her accident but you my friend are a pitiful excuse! The least you could do is save little Aylas soul and bring her peace! Accident or not what your doing is not right and you can't hide forever. I'm so disturbed by you and your sick family! You all need AMHI before you go to prison. And surely god will see that your punished in the end.

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    5. Looking At The FactsSeptember 24, 2013 at 9:22 PM

      Well Ashley I hope you think about this I would hate for someone to accuse you of a crime and pull your children into turmoil to get answers from you if they don't believe you.

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    6. I'm sure Ashley will have her chance to see what visitation with her own child feels like... She's well on her way. I agree with the anon up above, do you have any knowledge, was the question that needed answering... I think she may have confirmed our suspicions to the answer. She knows nothing more than any other local does and wishing Gabby to the linnels is evil enough. People have basic human rights and constitutional rights. Maybe if dhhs and LE had done things Ashley's way back when Trista and Jessica had their drunken brawl, Ayla would be with a safe foster family instead of missing.

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    7. Ashley, It has been awhile, how are you? how's you dad?

      Anon and LATF, Ashley does have knowledge:

      "The MSP has been all over Waterville looking and questioning people like Ryan Dipietro a second cousin. Also they have been in contact with the Linnells"

      you just overlooked it.

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    8. And I say that I saw you with Ayla yesterday, Jeff. Doesn't make it true, doesn't make it knowledge. It's just something I said.

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    9. Anon 11:16; you missed the point arguing semantics ..anyway I'm out.

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    10. " Strip the parents of their children and see how.quickly they fold when blackmailed with the thought of never seeing the child they actually have love for again"

      I could bet that Courtney and Elisha were threatened with that during interrogations.

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    11. Looking At The FactsSeptember 25, 2013 at 7:48 AM

      Jeff

      My comment had nothing to do with whether or not Ashley had info. We have seen her use Ayla for her own personal agenda for her cousin many times. My comment as simple: If you want to pull someone's children to make them talk because you suspect them of lying then you had better be open to the idea that someone could do the same thing to you. Sending innocent kids into turmoil for the purpose of making an adult talk due to a suspicion someone has is never acceptable.

      I say the same thing to anyone calling for vigilante justice. There is no room for it in this country we all have rights and a constitution for a reason. If you don't want it followed you are more then welcome to go live in a country where vigilante justice is acceptable.

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  2. Due to the all the different age groups reading this, and out of respect for Ayla. Keep the language clean and please no name calling. It will not be tolerated and will be deleted . If you want people to read your comment and you want to contribute lets keep it respectful.

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    1. also keep in mind what Trista and family said before releasing this on the aylareynolds website: We are seeking justice administered in an orderly and legal fashion by the court system.... Honoring Ayla's memory requires no less.

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  3. I am heartbroken. That's all I can say.

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  4. anonymous from maineSeptember 23, 2013 at 5:35 PM

    This makes it even more perplexing. If all this was visible in his room, on his things and in his vehicle, how is it not enough to arrest? I just don't get it. I am heartbroken to think about what that poor lil angel endured.

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  5. This is horrible. I had a feeling it was bad but this is worse than I could have imagined.

    I have some questions but I don't think now is a good time.

    For me, now is the time for my respect.

    From one mother to another - I am so sorry Trista. :( My heart aches for you.

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    1. Chicken says: "I have some questions but I don't think now is a good time."

      My sentiments exactly, Chicken.

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    2. I can't believe those people continue to live in that house......
      A house of horrors. Heartbreaking.

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  6. As a rule, authorities do not show this kind of evidence to families of victims. I wonder what the motive would be to show this to Trista and unrelated parties. During a trial, judges will clear the courtroom before presenting of this kind of evidence. It doesn't make sense that important evidence would be leaked to the public before even an arrest. Something is hinky here... I am undeterred. This does not change anything in my opinion because it still isn't MSP releasing information. I don't believe Justin was shown the same evidence. His family was far to hopeful after their meeting. If this is what Trista was shown, I'm sorry that MSP put her through that. None of it seems necessary to tell a mother what she should know.

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    1. Because she is as much a suspect as Justin is? Just guessin...

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    2. It's disturbing to read that, but it doesn't deter me either. Something just isn't right here & doesn't make any sense. Was it a tactic? No matter how colorfully or official it's put, it doesn't make it true in my book.

      I'll be stepping back for a bit, because I cannot take any more hatred & mob-like comments that get thrown around so liberally. I hope and pray that some good comes out of this & that it was worth it for Trista to have gone against what they asked her to do.

      On that note, I'm out.

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    3. I have no idea who is a suspect and who isn't. LE has never named one. Most of our information has come from the families. I'm tired of the smoke and mirrors. It's time for a statement from LE.

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    4. I agree with the three of you.

      I will be stepping back for a bit also, Michelle.

      signed:getrealpeople

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    5. You are WRONG that as a rule authorities don't show this kind of evidence to families. You are also WRONG stating Judges will clear the courtroom before presenting this kind of evidence. I worked for the Court and I've NEVER seen a courtroom cleared before this kind of evidence was presented. Further, you are WRONG in your assumption Justin wasn't shown the same evidence Trista was:

      http://bangordailynews.com/2013/09/23/news/mid-maine/mother-of-missing-toddler-ayla-reynolds-prepares-release-of-information-related-to-daughters-disappearance/

      Updated with McCausland’s statement.

      “We have no reaction to her releasing this,” said McCausland, who added that investigators have seen the document generated by Reynolds and her family. “We’re not going to confirm or refute anything that has been published on a website.”

      McCausland said it’s not unusual for investigators to show family members evidence and that DiPietro has seen the same information as Reynolds.

      “We do our best to keep family members in the loop as an investigation unfolds, and that’s normal,” said McCausland.

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    6. McCausland said, "Trista has a right to say whatever she feels is appropriate, and we're not going to criticize her for that. No one in Maine would put themselves in Trista Reynolds' shoes."

      http://www.wlbz2.com/news/article/257687/3/Aylas-mom-DiPietros-house-was-like-a-murder-scene

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    7. Gosh Lincoln if you have NO IDEA who authorities suspect -
      it might be time to get thinkin.
      It's not rocket-science here.

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    8. Terrific comment. Terse and to the point. Some people just do not get it and some don't want to get it.

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  7. I wonder how long John P and others have has access to this evidence.

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    1. In fact, it confirms the behind-the-scenes sharing many of us thought existed but was denied when we asked.

      I will say that I don't think Trista is lying.

      But I trust so little now.

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    2. Yes it does matter to me, Chicky. Maybe not to you. I don't know why it couldn't have been shared sooner with the public once it was decided it was to be shared. John P et al aren't legal counsel.

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    3. I know, Trista needed to recover. But something isn't right about the way this information was being disseminated so selectively and to those who claimed they are impartial.

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    4. Sorry for all my follow-up comments. Maybe it's easier for me to focus on this than the evidence because it's very upsetting. I'm out.

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    5. Not a problem Foil follow up comments are good. I do it all the time.

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    6. Foil, Why does that matter to you? You know now, isn't that good enough?

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    7. Because Anonymous I feel like maybe I've wasted my time trying to be of service to Ayla.

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    8. This is about Ayla, not me. Carry on, please.

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    9. Foil,

      I truly hope you do not feel as if you have wasted your time. I can stand here tonight after everything and say that my mind is still where it was on day 1, even after this information, no matter how long or short of a time ago it was shared with me.

      Do I feel for Trista if this was truly all spoken to her with truthful and pure intentions? Yes. I am a mother, I am not a cold hearted bitch. But I also have not heard from LE, MSP, WPD, or anyone else involved on a legal level.

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    10. I think we all knew to some extent about this when Jeff did his parting ways post. He told us then they felt they were shown proof of Ayla's death.

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    11. Foil and Michelle...I'm out too.

      I will, of course, continue to follow, but these are very dark waters.

      Shark-infested waters...

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    12. I'm not going anywhere. There are questions that need to be asked. Not right this minute, but soon.

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    13. anonymous from maineSeptember 23, 2013 at 7:33 PM

      I guess I don't understand why now isn't the right time to ask questions. Its not like Trista just found all this out, she's known for 9 months. Isn't the whole point of the release of information to make people question or is it just to cause public outrage? Not meant to start anything but genuinely curious.

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    14. Some people may be too emotional,or frustrated and lash out in anger I guess.

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    15. Foil said:

      "Because Anonymous I feel like maybe I've wasted my time trying to be of service to Ayla."
      ___________________________

      Foil...nothing could be further from the truth.

      Bite your tongue...hard.

      I expect some shit to hit the fan in the next few days. And I expect you to file your Tin Foil Fedora reports on deadline.

      IMO, you have been the very best champion for Ayla.

      Ayla knows that too, Foil.









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    16. Thank you, kitty. That means a lot!!

      Katie, thanks for clarifying.

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    17. Anon from Maine-it just seems in bad taste to ask right now, that's all.

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    18. On second thought, I've got to know. Are either of the sheets containing Ayla's blood the same sheets that contained Trista's menstrual blood?

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    19. McCausland said, "Trista has a right to say whatever she feels is appropriate, and we're not going to criticize her for that. No one in Maine would put themselves in Trista Reynolds' shoes."

      http://www.wlbz2.com/news/article/257687/3/Aylas-mom-DiPietros-house-was-like-a-murder-scene

      Sounds like Trista is as much a victim of the Dipietro's, Roberts and the Tudelas as Ayla was.

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    20. Why would you jump to the conclusion John P knew this information before it released?

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    21. Maybe because Jeff listed him as an editor and advisor in "The Case for Ayla?"

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    22. Many people knew this information beforehand. I believe most of the current blog administrators knew this information shortly after police had the sit down with Trista, it was told to us individually and on the phone or in person and was asked not to be repeated. Out of respect for Jeff, I did not blog about it and I imagine that is the reason no other admin blogged about it. As far as the post and what it looks like as a finished draft, none of us saw the completed version until it printed although many of us gave input to Jeff on different aspects of it and what should and shouldn't be included. If I acted surprised or shocked by the release, I would be acting. I knew what to expect months ago. Hearing the public react to it and pick up on things, I overlooked or missed is eye opening. Hearing the reactions of others who are still taking this with a grain of salt isn't surprising either because I knew how many would view this before it was published. What does surprise me are the comments by those who have been here day in and day out keeping Ayla's case alive wanting to leave and no longer feel they have anything to contribute because as far as LE goes and justice for Ayla, nothing has changed. Because this was posted doesn't mean miracously this case is solved it Ayla has been found or even the truth known.

      There is still a lot to be done and Ayla still needs every one of her voices.

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    23. Tori, it doesn't matter to me who knew about this information when. I just think it's disingenuous for those who did know beforehand to act shocked by this release.

      As for those who feel they have wasted their time, I understand those feelings. It's almost like being a pawn in a sick game where the outcome is already predetermined.

      Nonetheless, Ayla does need voices, and the truth, the REAL truth still needs to come out. So let's focus on that. I've got questions-

      Was either of the sheets the one that contained Trista's menstrual blood?
      Approximately how many drops of blood were visible?
      Was any blood found on items that were NOT associated with Ayla or Justin, such as Gabby's toys, Ayden's things, Elisha's, Phoebe's?
      Was any blood found outside the home other than in Justin's vehicle?
      Were any drops of blood located on the floor or walls of any part of the home other than the basement?
      Was Justin's vehicle locked, anyone know?
      Was blood found on the BOTTOM of anyone's shoes?
      Other than the shoes and slippers, was any clothing or coats found to have blood stains?
      Was the vomit analyzed as to content?
      What was on that 3rd 911 call? Did Justin report finding blood?
      Was the fist sized stain the only one that included saliva?
      Was there any other blood found in Ayla and Gabby's room other than on the doll?
      Was the sofa the only blood stained item in the living room?
      Of the few luminol enhanced photos that were viewed, were any patterns visible?

      I've got more, but this is a good start.

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    24. Anonymous I agree that it is disingenuous for people who were in the know to act shocked. You and I are not the only ones who share that opinion. Because not all who were privy to the info saw the Case for Ayla upon completion, I can understand shock at seeing it written out in the way it is.

      As far as feeling like a pawn, I can understand why you and others feel that way but I don't think anything here is predetermined, not by LE anyway, in my honest opinion, I do not think this is going to force LE into a premature action. I want Justice for Ayla as much as the next person but I don't want any hasty decisions made that could result in either the arrest of the wrong person or a not guilty verdict.

      Your questions are questions that hopefully will be answered by someone who knows the answer

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    25. "Many people knew this information beforehand. I believe most of the current blog administrators knew this information shortly after police had the sit down with Trista, it was told to us individually and on the phone or in person and was asked not to be repeated."

      Tori, what was the purpose of this information being shared with people not connected to the case other than through blogs? Was this information shared by Jeff, or Trista?

      "As for those who feel they have wasted their time, I understand those feelings. It's almost like being a pawn in a sick game where the outcome is already predetermined."

      Exactly. It's a sick feeling. I'm still processing that this evidence tied to a missing possibly murdered child was shared with so many who aren't LE, and they acted as if they knew as much as everyone else while making horrible attacks on those of us who did not know what they did. It feels more like high school and less like the case of a missing child.

      From the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention guide to when your child is missing:

      Do not disclose information to the media that your law enforcement contact has told you to keep confidential. Consult with your law enforcement agency in advance to find out what information can be released and what information should remain private. Remember that there is no "off the record" comment. If reporters want confidential information, they will try to get it. Consider holding joint press conferences with law enforcement as a way to keep information flowing to the media yet protect confidential details.

      Never publicly criticize law enforcement. Sometimes reporters ask questions intended to create controversy over law enforcement's handling of a case. Resist the temptation to criticize law enforcement, however, even if you are unhappy with something that has been done. You want the story to be about your child, not about a controversy with law enforcement. You also don't want to risk alienating the people who are spearheading the effort to find your child. Instead, channel any complaints you have through the appropriate law enforcement person or office.

      http://www.ojjdp.gov/pubs/childismissing/ch3ck.html

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    26. Foil I hope you don't feel that I personally ever talked down to you or anyone else. I always have tried to and have continued to try to view this information as hearsay because it has not been verified by LE. I can't speak for what others have or have not done. My thoughts on the case haven't changed much with this release but on the other hand I have had months to process it. As to why this info was shared with others who are not LE and who shared it with me, I don't speak to Trista so Jeff shared this information with me. We became good friends after spending so much time talking regarding the blog before and after the blogs merged. I think Jeff shared the information with me for two reasons, one because he regards me as a friend and was sharing with me the devastating information he had just learned and two because he felt he owed it to me to keep me in the loop after I spent countless hours blogging about Ayla, attending vigils and awareness events etc.

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    27. Tori, other than in the beginning of this case when you attacked me for "outing" you on the MS when you had already named yourself on Facebook (so therefor I did not out you), you have never attacked me. I am referring to John P, Penny and U4A in general.

      As for why you think Jeff shared the information with you, the only reason he should be sharing evidence in a case is because it will help Ayla. I can see no good reason for sharing his version of the evidence and case with so many who aren't LE who shared the information with Trista because "it's what a mother should know."

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    28. And I want to add, to share it right after LE shared it with Trista back in January before Trista had given up on LE.

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    29. Foil, that was also when Jeff made it quite clear that LE specifically asked Trista NOT to share the information because it could hurt Ayla's case.

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    30. Police acknowledged that they have given Trista Reynolds information that has not been made public, but they would not confirm or deny any of the details she shared with NEWS CENTER.

      http://www.wcsh6.com/news/article/257753/2/DiPietros-mother-responds-to-Reynolds-claims

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    31. Maybe she is waiting until tomorrow

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    32. I have to respond here, as a mother, I do understand why Trista sat on this so long. I also understand why she announced the release in advance. I believe she was hoping to put the pressure on Justin and his family, and the prosecution without having to end up releasing the evidence. Unfortunately, no one spoke up. I know if my child was hurt like this I would want to trust the system as much as I could. It seems to me she trusted them for as long as she could to do the right thing, then had to take matters in her own hands....

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  8. Im so sorry trista. Ayla is a beautiful girl who will get justice... you keep pushing hun

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  9. Foil you haven't wasted time . Ayla needs and deserves all of us making sure she isn't forgot

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  10. hi folks. I have just read the above story. I have yet to read the comments, when reading the story, I came across the " daddy princess pajama's". I called the witness who saw phoebe on cool st that morning and asked what color the blond haired toddler's pj's were? the response was "light green". I still believe phoebe removed ayla from that house. kadoe

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    1. Yet more additions to the "story". Now the green pajamas! From his/her distance from Phoebe and her contacts, did Kadoe's relative see blood on the green pj's?

      Stop, already! Enough is quite enough.

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  11. so you are saying you believe Ayla survived the blood loss and was removed by her grandmother and given to some men in a white van? Or I could be confusing 2 stories here, in a grayish blue car? The child in the middle of dawn was out in the weather with no blanket covering those pj's? I am sorry Kadoe, I am not trying to be offensive , but it does not make sense. The child had on knit pj's. I know which ones, because I almost bought a pair for my grandchild. They are a cotton knit....and nobody put a blanket on this child? Anyone who reads has known since 12/17/2011 what Ayla was wearing for pj's. This is bull. When will people just start telling the truth!?!

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    1. the blond child was wrapped in a childs coat. the child was not wearing a hat. I have never seen a photo of the "daddy's princess pj's until tonite. the witness said the pj's were light green. no white van. light colored late model sedan. if the blond haired toddler was deceased I believe she would have been carried differently. no bull. kadoe

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    2. What color was the childs coat?

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    3. There was blood and vomit found in Justin's truck. Ayla wasn't removed from the house by Pheobe.... she was removed by Justin.

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    4. Plus if Ayla's arm was broken... I doubt that her arm would fit through the sleeves of those pajamas. Those pajamas have skinny sleeves and it is difficult enough to get a child whose arm isn't broken through the sleeve. I think the pajamas are a lie. Daddy's princess my tush.

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    5. You are right Birdie, the sleeves on children's pajama's are extremely tight - Daddy's princess was used by DiPietro for the effect.

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    6. The "good and loving caring daddy" effect.

      Did she get huirt in the car? Where her vomit was found" There was said to be blood on her car seat strap. Did she start bleeding in the car, and then ws she taken into the house where the real bleeding occurred?

      Why was this child not taken to the ER?

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    7. Anon 5:30, I've got a better question for you. Why would someone go through the trouble of disposing of a body and then keep the sheet that was used to hide the crime?

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    8. Looking At The FactsSeptember 24, 2013 at 8:43 AM

      Birdie
      Just a quick note. Ayla's arm was basically healed back on Novemeber 21 according to doctor reports. This was not a solid plaster cast it was a soft cast that is put on with an ace bandage. It is possible the PJ's were put on then the cast over them.

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    9. Looking,

      Correct, the "soft cast" can be put on over the top of clothing.
      The is the way I would have put it on, as it has to much more comfortable.

      Anonymous 5:52

      Good question. .

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    10. Because none of these people involved are Mensa candidates? Because the time between the "accident" and calling the police was short and things got overlooked in the panic?
      Because no matter what was said by Trista about the evidence, she gets things wrong?
      Because, no matter what little detail we can hold on to and gnaw like a bone to support our contention that Justin or his companions are innocent, we will grab it?
      Because we are suspicious of anything that puts Justin in the driver's seat toward causing these appalling blood revelations?
      Because we expect to have ALL our questrions answered before an arrest and trial because we are so very important?

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    11. So are the DiPietros and friends hiding a wounded Ayla? Still? Or did they give her away wounded and let the "adopted family" deal with her wounds? Maybe she was admitted to an ER in another state? Check Vermont and New Hamshire hospitals! What a ridiculous story.

      This witness of Kadoe's must have X-Ray vision and night vision goggles to see all that she saw in a few moments on a dark morning. Pfffftttt.

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  12. chicky. I did ask that question long ago. I honestly can't remember what I was told. I will ask the witness tomorrow. I want to know who the other three adults were? maybe the guy carrying the toddler was phoebe's mystery date. LE never showed the witness any pics in hopes of identifying these people. kadoe

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    1. How long did this "witness" have to accumulate all these details on a dark, early morning in Maine? it's likely at this time, Ayla had already been disposed of, or at least hidden, for later disposal.

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    2. Did you find the answer Kadoe?

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  13. If anyone missed HLN After Dark it is airing again at 3am eastern. It features an entire hour devoted to Ayla's case.

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  14. I think you're lying by saying that you never seen the picture of the green pajamas until tonight. The image of the pajamas have been on Ayla's missing poster for almost 2 years now. The image has also been on several articles, posted on blogs, and within the groups/pages. You may have some of the people on here fooled...but you're not pulling my strings.

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    1. birdie. i'm not trying to fool anyone. I have never seen an image of the pj's. the witness does not have a comp, and has never seen an image. so why don't you fly away like a good little birdie instead of accusing me of lying. kadoe

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    2. Birdie,

      We don't call people liars here.
      Go over to U4A.

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    3. No, you're just rude and obnoxious - but don't call anyone a liar.

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  15. A pdf of Phoebe's complete statement can be downloaded here:

    http://www.onlinesentinel.com/news/Find-Ayla-Reynolds-then-seek-justice-missing-Waterville-girls-grandmother-says.html

    It is under related documents.

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    1. I think the three women are clueless as to what happened.

      Without a body LE needs to flip Derek by offering him an admission of guilt in exchange for no time served. In the end he begins as a victim-witness to a crime of escalating proportion. Then Justin maneuvers - manipulates him into an accessory after the fact.

      As to Derek's lack of protective instinct for Ayla that would have been applied to his own child who was with him for the play date when he interrupted a crime in progress or witnessed the first stages before escalation. Justin may actually have been quite angry with Derek for showing up during an ugly moment.

      This anonymous comment struck me as insightful as to reconstructing the interaction vectors between Derek and Justin during the prolonged assault.

      http://justiceforayla.blogspot.com/2013/09/step-by-step.html?showComment=1379364927586#c8788996760423374676

      Good Luck today Trista

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    2. Friend, same question applies here as well. Why would someone go through the trouble of disposing of a body, but leave the sheet that was used to clean up the crime scene? Furthermore, why go through the bother of a clean up, yet leave behind a fist-sized blood stain on the bed? I can understand drops of blood being missed, but a fist-sized stain AND a sheet that was believed to be used to clean up blood? For me, any scenario has to answer those questions. I'm betting the AG's office wants those answers, too.

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    3. Anonymous 6:14 am,

      Thank you .

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    4. Psychopath's always think people will believe their lies. They think they're superior to everyone else.

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    5. I agree with that. Who is the psychopath you're speaking of?

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    6. There are so many psychopaths in this case I lost count.

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  16. The motivation question about why LE showed this evidence to Trista is easy.
    They wanted her to keep a safe attitude around someone who committed murder.

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    1. If that were true, why didn't they tell her sooner?

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  17. Looking At The FactsSeptember 24, 2013 at 8:03 AM

    I took the night to not comment anywhere. I have read and reread this release over and over. I can honestly say I am more confused than ever. I more questions than ever. If all this is true and it is the same thing shown to Justin and his family then how the heck does this make any sense.
    "I'm not going to disclose what was discussed, but it was a frank conversation," he said. "So there has been some renewed communication."

    When asked whether the conversation changed the course of the investigation, McCausland said no.

    "We wanted to give them an update, and we were very frank in the information we shared with them," he said. "I viewed the meeting with the DiPietros as positive."

    In March, McCausland announced that communication between police and Justin DiPietro had "basically stopped."

    Steve Bourget, the Augusta attorney who represents Elisha DiPietro and Phoebe DiPietro, agreed with McCausland that the meeting was a positive step.

    "It brought hope back to this family that the police were working for them and not against them," Bourget said by phone Friday. "The family is still hoping for the safe return of Ayla alive."

    Bourget said that when police met with his clients, they presented the family with the physical evidence they had, including the revelation that DNA evidence that police found in the basement of the toddler's home might not be blood.

    http://www.onlinesentinel.com/news/Communication-improving-between-Aylas-father-and-police.html?pageType=mobile&id=1

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    1. McCausland said that he viewed the meeting with the Dipietro's as postive - not that the DiPietro's viewed the meeting as postive.

      The DiPietro's and at least one attorney met with LE for the frank conversation and to view their evidence - thus Mcclausland stated there has been SOME renewed communication. As opposed to the basically stopped communication between DiPietro and LE which was announced in March.

      Of course the attorney is going to spin for his clients - this is what attorney's do everyday. How many attorney's have you heard proclaiming their clients innocence, and minimize evidence? It's what they do.

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    2. No McCausland didn't say that the DiPietro's viewed the meeting as positive. However, the family said that they viewed the meeting as positive and that it brought them HOPE.

      The attorney was not present at the meeting that MSP had in Nov. with the family.
      His remarks were expressing the family's sentiment, which was relayed to him.

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    3. Wow, that's dusgusting, the DiPietro's viewed all the blood evidence and it brought them HOPE??????????????

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  18. Looking At The FactsSeptember 24, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    As I continue to absorb all this I have to remember it is not Trista that wrote the above info. I came across this video this morning and wanted to share it.

    http://www.wcsh6.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=257687

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    1. Liars often look to their left. And why is she smiling?

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    2. LATF I don't believe she wrote the info she gave to Susan either.

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    3. Looking At The FactsSeptember 24, 2013 at 10:32 AM

      I just can not shut off the sleuth in me sometimes. I'm not trying to defend Justin or call Trista a liar. I truly believe there is so much more to this investigation an I also believe there are 3 sides to every story, His truth, Her truth an The truth. I also believe the biggest injustice we can do for Ayla is to stop talking about her and commenting about the things we find or hear and feel uneasy about

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    4. No Trista didn't write it.
      Jeff, along with several others compiled it...per Jeff.

      Looking,
      I agree wholeheartedly, Ayla needs all of us to keep on keeping on.

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  19. How does Jeff know that Courtney and Derek and the Tudela's refused to see the slideshow? If they were told this information after the meeting, it should be clarified when where and how. Such as, we contacted MSP and asked if these meetings ever took place and was told no on such and such date. Writing it the way he did sounds like they were told this at the January 3 meeting, which they were not.

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    1. Anon 12:19 and you know they were not how?

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    2. Anonymous know they were not told that then, by a comment made by Jeff H. back in Feb. 2013.
      He said at that time that "next in line to view the slideshow was Derek and Courtney".
      If that was an honest statement then they were not told this at the Jan 3 meeting.

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  20. This so so heart breaking and so sad!! Justin your such scum to do this to your own daughter his could you live your life like nothing ever happened.

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  21. This situation is SICKENING. What comes around goes around, the people who know what happened to this sweet little angel will FOREVER be haunted by their memories. Obviously NOT ONE of them has a heart to allow this to go on as long as it has. THEIR lives are important to them, but Ayla's wasn't. Just Sickening. I hope all from that household are FOREVER LOCKED UP and NEVER SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY AGAIN. YOU ALL KNOW WHO YOU ARE>

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  22. I didn't comment yesterday, as I needed time to come to terms with the information released. I still haven't fully done that.

    I will comment on this;
    I appreciate and respect your honesty Tori, in regards to when this information was shared with you. . I know that you revealed this a few months back.
    Jeff as well, pretty much revealed it himself in a comment back several months ago.

    As for those @ U4A, ....some things are better left unsaid.

    Like Foil, I believe it was unwise for Jeff and Trista to share information with others that LE ask not to be revealed. This investigation is still open and active.
    I have a lot of thoughts and they are kind of jumbled right now.

    I'm not going anywhere. Ayla draws me as she has since Dec. 2011.

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    1. McCausland said, "Trista has a right to say whatever she feels is appropriate, and we're not going to criticize her for that. No one in Maine would put themselves in Trista Reynolds' shoes."

      http://www.wlbz2.com/news/article/257687/3/Aylas-mom-DiPietros-house-was-like-a-murder-scene

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    2. Feb. 11, 2013

      Jeff as spokesperson for Trista:

      "MSP also asked Trista not to release the details as it could jeopardize their case against the perpetrator(s), but was informed of unequivocal evidence that prompted the State Police’s conclusion that Ayla is no longer alive."

      Is this statement made by Jeff correct?

      MSP ask Trista not to reveal what was shared with her, so as not to jeopardize their case. At the same time he is revealing it to many others. Who are not even members of Ayla;s family.
      Wasn't he worried it could jeopardize the case?
      Guess not.

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    3. Just like Jeff revealed the news conference information before the news conference, even though Trista was asked not to say anything until afterwards.

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    4. So, in this instance you believe what Jeff says?
      LE met with Trista over 8 months ago. Ayla has been gone nearly two years, how much new info do you suppose is coming in now? Ayla's family is obviously acting out of frustration. I can't imagine the pain and frustration they feel. Like McClausland I can't find it in my heart to condemn a grieving mother for doing what she feels is the right thing in seeking justice for her baby.

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    5. I didn't say whether or not I believed Jeff in that instance.
      I ask if it was correct.

      My comment was not about what has occurred in the case after that point in time. It was about that point in time.

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    6. Anon 2:43-it's really simple. At the same time Jeff was telling the blog world that sharing details could jeopardize Ayla's case, he was sharing details with people behind the scenes. It has nothing to do with yesterday's release.

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  23. Anon Sept. 24 @ 12:28pm; "people who know what happened to this sweet little angel will FOREVER be haunted by their memories." I agree, sadly though if those (and we have NO PROOF who did what) who know have not told LE all they know, I doubt they ever will. These are sick people who snicker at LE for their inability to find the proof needed. They believe themselves to be quite slick, pulling off such a terrible crime right under LE's nose knowing full well nobody in Maine's justice system will be knocking on their door. What I just do not understand is what exactly the DA needs? A full confession all tied up in a pretty bow? Why has there not been a lesser charge of child endagerment or impeeding an investigation? What really worries me with this new revelation, is people are pissed off and some people might just take the law into their own hands!! For the personal safety of ALL especially the children, perhaps LE should attempt to resolve this before some nut job resolves it for them. I understand the frustration, I really do but this information could bring a different kind of justice. That should have everyone concerned.

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    1. I have no concern at all of that. Im sure the Dips will protect those children with all their might don't you?

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    2. Im sure they have put up cameras and have armed themselves. They will make sure their babies sleep with them, they will stay awake at night listening for strange noises. . . . poor Ayla, she didn't get this kind of love. . .

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    3. Anon @2:45 Yes, I am sure they will try with all their mights to protect the children, point is we read everyday the outcomes of parents trying to protect their babies. Innocent people, children; get hurt, through no fault of their own when adults surround themselves with negativity. We should all be concerned.

      Anon 2:48 No Ayla, if all this horrific evidence is true, was not protected, that is my point. She is an innocent child and deserved to be surrounded by those who cherished her, every minute of everyday. What a sad world we live in when parents cannot see the possible outcome, for their children, when they choose to make life choices that warrant, putting up cameras and arming themselves. Feelings aside for all the adults, Gabby, Adyen and DT's little one (sorry I can't remember his name) are precious gifts just like Ayla. They did not ask for this. They do not deserve this. How would little Ayla feel if she knew her little buddies could be hurt too, what do you think she would say?

      There are no shortage of "Adults" who put their needs, wants and lifestyle before that of these children. So many bad choices were made here where it concerns Ayla Belle Reynolds and the other children involved. Sad fact is, these "Adults" can look back and say wow, I screwed up, I should have, could have. Can their babies?

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  24. I find it unbelievable that after this has been shared with the public that there are still people out there that choose to continue throwing daggers at Trista. What is this world coming to. My thought would be that these people are young and the new generation coming up. This generation is heartless and not very bright. The evidence is there, what don't you see. Justin and company are keeping quiet for a reason, they can't incriminate themselves if they continue to say nothing. It is so unfair, mostly for Ayla who never had a chance to grow up and experience life, second to Trista and her family who had their precious Ayla torn away from them and the people who did this won't even have the heart to bring Ayla home or at least start talking. Why won't they say where the blood came from. . . its obvious to me and most sane people that babies this age don't shed that much blood . . . . I haven't shed that much blood in my lifetime and I have been here for quite awhile. Can at least one of you that are still throwing daggers at Trista please explain to me what it is that you see that is different than what I see here????

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    1. Not getting you Dana, can you explain your response. . . to me it reads that because people have been throwing daggers at Trista she in return has decided that instead of ignoring "their ignorance and heartlessness" she will hurt Justin. If this is what you are saying all I can say is "ARE YOU KIDDING ME???" Please explain.

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    2. Its my opinion that Trista is coming out with the evidence she was shown because it shows here that Ayla is no longer here and that something awful happened to her in that home and she is trying to get someone, anyone from that household to speak. How dare they stay silent in the chance that they will walk free forever. We all know whatever happend to Ayla happened there, they need to be held accountable. This will never, ever go away. They will never be able to go on with their carefree lives as they did before harm came to this child.

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    3. No one can speak for Trista's actions, except Trista. Anyone can say what they think her motivations are, but only Trista knows. IMO

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    4. Well you opinion is crazy, what other reasons would Trista have to releasing this horrific evidence of harm that came to her baby daughter???? Oh I see . . . your from that younger generation, you know the generation that has not heart and no soul. Okay I get it. Thanks for your input.

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    5. If it were me I have to be honest and say that if I was shown evidence that links the father to of my child to her demise, I would certainly not have the control she has shown. . . I would confront him with everything I had and die doing it. . . Trista has handled this in the correct way. She is a strong woman. A weak woman is a woman that knows the right thing to do and chooses to do the opposite. Three woman (mother's) come to mind here.

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    6. Guilty people may feel Trista is throwing daggers at them. . .is that what you are saying? Im still not getting you here.

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  25. I felt sick to my stomach when I read this. Still do. How can three people act so selfish? This was a beautiful little girl who did not deserve any of this. The guilt will eat them alive and karma will come knocking sooner or later. It always does. Trista your always in my prayers and I admire you for how strong you are.

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    1. Trista has proven herself to me the strongest woman in my book for sure. I know as a mother of three grown children that this would have literally killed me. Poor Ayla, poor Trista. . . can't even begin to imagine what kind of people would do this to another human being. If it was an accident, accidents happen, but to cover it up and stay silent thinking you will never be caught, disgusting!

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    2. I do not think any of the four, five, maybe six who know what really happened to Ayla will let it bother them too much. Survival is the order of the day.

      They know that Ayla will never be found. They saw to it. They are quite smug in their total knowledge that she can never be brought home, not alive and not dead. As long as she is never found, they think they are quite safe. And seeing the very cautious prosecutor, he won't make waves in their beliefs.

      Phoebe is the new Cindy Anthony with her ploy " Look for Ayla(Caylee) alive out there!" Like with Cindy Anthony, it is about deflection from their muderous children. As long as the child victim stays buried, they think no charges can be leveled.

      Phoebe has a leg up on Cindy Anthony, though, Phoebe knows Ayla can never be found. Cindy was at a loss to know where Casey had "buried" Caylee. Anthonys and DiPietros: two very sick families.

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  26. For the record, I wholeheartedly believe that Trista is doing what she feels is right and best for Ayla. My sympathy for her and what she is going through abounds.
    That doesn't mean that I feel this is the best course of action.

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  27. Was Justin's court date today?

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  28. Part of the HLN After Dark show last night:

    http://www.hlntv.com/video/2013/09/23/missing-baby-ayla-reynolds-mom-trista-new-evidence

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    1. Geez, am I the only one who watched this show? There was a lengthy interview with Trista. Also, the blood evidence, along with other facts from the case were presented to a mock jury of 12. There was a prosecution and defense that briefly addressed the evidence. The jury voted at the end. 7 jurors felt there was enough to prove murder and 5 felt there was not enough evidence.

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  29. I have a question for

    EMERALD.

    You seem to be very knowledgeable able crime scene stuff.

    With the information that has been disseminated - can you make a wild guess as to what exactly caused the blood loss???

    Just would like to hear your opinion.

    Thank you.

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    1. No...I don;t even have half the facts, so any guess would be premature at this point...

      from a logical perspective, the blood is all over the house, up and downstairs, and in the SUV...
      some of the spatters and stains have saliva, some don't which says a lot...spatters on the wall and floor are up to a dime in size, which is huge, and a cut was RULED OUT as the source of the spatter, which means very forceful vomiting of blood or BFT(blunt force trauma).
      This means that something hard but not sharp (blunt object, including the human hand/foot/body) hit her with extreme force, causing either external or internal injury, and/or intense vomiting with blood, or any combo of all thee, and this caused large amounts of blood to hit the wall and floor with force, from Ayla's standing height...

      LE must know this from the angle of the spatter, and from what the drops themselves looked like in shape and size...and from any saliva or vomit found as well...

      if she had an accident, (highly unlikely) then they let her die, and bleed all over the house while dying...this indicates they either were passed out, are soulless monsters who watched her die slowly and got her no help, or they left her alone at the house and returned to a dead/dying child...

      OR she was killed during child abuse/severe neglect, or was murdered maliciously(as in fit of rage, or on drugs), and this is why the clean up was so sparse...the clean up was on BOTH levels of the house, in more than one location, and took time, just as it took time for all that blood to get all over...

      It is very possible she was not injured that night, but earlier in the day.

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    2. Thank you, emerald. That really answered a lot of questions.

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    3. "...or they left her alone at the house and returned to a dead/dying child"

      I've always thought that Justin left Ayla alone during the day, probably napping, perhaps to go off with his friend, and when they returned, Ayla was dead or dying. Justin couldn't admit leaving her alone...child neglect...so he and his friend concocted the "abductor". and hastily cleaned up the mess.

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    4. Thank you very much Emerald! I really appreciate your reply! As horrible as it is to talk about it helps me understand why LE has & hasn't done certain things. (Although I feel LE could do way more).

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  30. I have a question for Jeff. Why did you release the information a day early?

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    1. Was Justin's court date today? ans. no the 25th

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    2. Jeff said the information would be released on the 24th, and the press conference on the 25th. He released the information on the 23rd. Why did you release it early, Jeff?

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    3. I wonder if they did it early for the extra day of press?
      Smart idea really.

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    4. Maybe they also wanted to give themselves time to release it and it was ready to be released a little earlier. Maybe they wanted people to have more time to process the information before Justin goes to court.

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    5. The question was to Jeff Hanson,

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    6. Well, anon it's kind of hard to know who's speaking as there are several anons wondering why the statement was released a day earlier.

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    7. Bonnie and Anon 5:02 are correct Anon 4:53.

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    8. Smart Jeff, really smart.

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    9. not that smart Anon 6:53, I did not realize the need until Saturday.

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    10. When will The Case for Trista be released?

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    11. Um, Annon, you are commenting on it right now. Read the post above.

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    12. Chicky, wasn't there originally supposed to be The Case for Ayla posted at U4A and The Case for Trista posted here? Did The Case for Trista get scrapped?

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    13. I'm sorry Annon..I did not read carefully enough. I do not know anything about The case for Trista.

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  31. Will Trista be taking questions at the press conference?

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    1. Will Trista be taking questions at the press conference?
      I have been told that is the plan.

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  32. McCausland said, "Trista has a right to say whatever she feels is appropriate, and we're not going to criticize her for that. No one in Maine would put themselves in Trista Reynolds' shoes."

    Please note McCausland never states anything about the position the Dips are in..he plainly states Trista's position only..To me that indicates Trista had NOTHING to do with Ayla's disappearance, and also separates her from the guilty parties!!!

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  33. Does anyone know if any website will have streaming coverage of the PC tomorrow??? I will not be in front of a television at the time but do want to make sure I'm able to see the PC.

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  34. Authorities have not confirmed the authenticity of the alleged evidence Reynolds claims to have seen, nor her analysis. Maine Deputy Attorney General William Stokes told Candiotti that there is not enough evidence for the state to prosecute anyone yet, and Reynolds’ decision to go public with this information will not pressure them to make an arrest.

    “No amount of press conferences is going to change the reality that as professional prosecutors, [we’ll only make an arrest] if and only if the evidence warrants it,” Stokes said. “To allow this type of pressure to influence either the investigation or prosecution undermines the integrity of the investigation or any prosecutor’s decision in the future. It simply cannot happen.”

    http://www.hlntv.com/slideshow/2013/09/23/baby-ayla-reynolds-missing-new-evidence-murder?hpt=hln10_2

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    1. That statement from Stokes does not say that there is not enough evidence. It says that they only make an arrest based on the evidence not on pressure.

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    2. Exactly, Chicky. That is why it is so important when one paraphrases the statements of someone else, that it is as close to the original source as possible. The media is known for for getting the fact wrong.

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    3. Excuse me--I meant 'facts'.....

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  35. for Bonnie: He said it in this article: http://www.wlbz2.com/news/article/257687/3/Aylas-mom-DiPietros-house-was-like-a-murder-scene

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  36. Okay, this is just an observation of mine after just reading at U4A.

    Where did all these "new commenters" come from? They seem to have been keeping up with Ayla's case, but I have never seen them post anywhere. They are coming out of the woodwork!!

    This is the weirdest case I've ever seen.

    signed:getrealpeople

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    1. I need to add to my above comment: Every time I have seen a new person on a "blog site" they have given an introduction.

      signed:getrealpeople

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    2. One of the anons (I call her Dot Space) posts multiple posts in a row. Her (assuming it's a female due to the content) posts always contain the same endless diatribe about how Trista is a goddess and yada yada, followed by multiple ". . . ." (dot, space, dot, space, dot) inserted throughout. Then another post 4-6 minutes later, more of the same. If you call her on anything, she will ignore you. I think she's a regular who posts here under some other name normally, posting as no one just to build up more support for Trista. Just a guess.

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    3. Ah, good, GRP. You didn't leave after all! Tough to tear yourself away, right? Justin needs, let's call it a firm and loyal voice, at this time in his victimhood.

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  37. Jeff, this needs to be addressed:

    Original quote:
    “Justin told LE that on Friday afternoon (12/16/11) he was “hanging out with Ayla” and Christmas shopping. Courtney showed up at 8pm and she stayed in the basement with the kids while Justin went to the store for some wine, besides that he told MSP “nothing happened”, no party, no drug deals, etc..”

    Clarification today:
    Hello Masquerade, JohnP, that was an assumption on my part that Courtney would be watching the kids while Justin went to the store for wine (and the trip for wine is what he told MSP, they did not tell me if it was verified with cameras). I do not know when Ayla was put to bed, ..and I have no idea were Elisha and Gabbie was during all of this.


    Okay, so did Courtney really show up at 8pm? Did Justin go for wine at 8pm? You don't know whether or not Courtney was alone with Ayla, but you assumed it and it became fact? This is too important to ad lib.

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    1. anon it doesn't really matter they only need to say it and it is truth.

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    2. Oh Dana, I wish it didn't matter.

      For anyone who wonders why people doubt what the maternal family says, it's because of stuff like that there.

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    3. Anon. 12ish, Yes, I was aware of what I had said 7 months ago and when I saw it come up again, I had to clarify. I can not remember if MSP had actually told me:

      "...she stayed in the basement with the kids.."

      Justin has told the press that he put Ayla to bed at 8pm, the exact same time that he told MSP that Courtney arrived at his house... and shortly after, he went to the store for wine.

      Whether she watched the kids in the basement or was there to watch the kids while he left is assumed. I simply cannot remember now.

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    4. Jeff, I see the problem here. I'm not badgering you, so please don't take it that way.

      You said:
      Justin has told the press that he put Ayla to bed at 8pm, the exact same time that he told MSP that Courtney arrived at his house... and shortly after, he went to the store for wine.

      Forget about what Justin said to the press. We can all figure that out for ourselves. The important part is what was relayed directly to you by MSP. Did they tell you that Justin went for wine AFTER Courtney arrived? Did they say whether or not he went to the store alone?

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    5. It's important because Courtney may not have seen Ayla that night.

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    6. Forgive me, Jeff. It's early and I'm low on caffeine. Let me see if I can put together a coherent thought.

      I'm not trying to tell you how to post, but I am trying to give you advice so that confusion is left to a minimum.

      When you are relaying information from MSP, it would be best if you forget everything you know and everything else you've been told and ONLY relay what was said to you. There are very smart people on these blogs. I swear to you, we'll put two and two together. You don't have to worry about that.

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    7. Something strange that I have observed is that some people question Jeff for telling all he knows. I wonder if they are the same people that question justin and company for telling the small amount that does not add up?
      I think not.

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    8. Anyway, whether it is Jeff or Trista speaking, Mc Causland has not denied any of their claims, on the contrary, it seems to me that they have his support, and that is very telling.

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  38. I only have one statement then I will close. If there is one piece of this evidence revealed here found to be fraudulent, or an out and out lie, the person that is responsible I would like to see prosecuted to the full extent of the law. As well as the person that harmed Ayla.

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  39. God bless this precious little angel Ayla and may justice for her be swift and sure.

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  40. pennyauntie says:
    September 25, 2013 at 1:02 am

    Some of the most ambivalent of the posters, and some of the most admired for their dispassionate objectivity as to DiPietro guilt are threatening to leave the battlefield because they were not informed of the blood evidence along with blog administrators! Really, how could they, the prime posters on the case, and reps of the public, not be informed! They want to pick up their toys and go home.

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    I am stunned that Jeff was revealing sensitive information/evidence about the case to people not connected to the case right after MSP shared the evidence with Trista, and that many of those people the pretended to know as much as everyone else in fact knew more and then attacked those who did not know.

    I wish Jeff and Trista never told anyone else about the evidence then. I was under the belief they kept it quiet until the planned release months later from that January meeting.

    That's my opinion, Penny. Your consistent twisting of words and intentions and attacking people who post from their heart is downright evil.

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    1. I second that Foil.
      As usual with Penny, she reads only what she wants to read and tries to twist what people say. It is comments like that that should be removed by the admins because it adds nothing to the conversation only continues to fuel any resentments and hard feelings among posters at both blogs. She has targeted a handful of people and has badgered and attack them, I am sorry you are one of the ones on her radar. We all know how I feel about her and what she can kiss so I won't say it again now.

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    2. Thank you, Tori. The only reason why I can see her attacking me and others is because she feels threatened by any questioning. That's super shady if you ask me! Anyone who loves Ayla should love respectful questioning and discussions. And I agree, the admin over there should delete vitriol like that.

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    3. We are here because we care about seeing justice for Miss Ayla Bell.

      It's sad someone has to "misbehave" & try to cause trouble w/in the blogs.

      That person must have way to much time on their hands!

      & Tori your comment made me giggle!

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    4. This case has caused so many emotions. First, most people are angry because a child is missing. Some people feel anger that Justin was thought to be responsible even when he denied he knew anything about it and just woke up to her being taken. Some people thought this was truly a possibility.
      There is so much anger directed toward Jeff for misinformation and misunderstandings.
      Some things were not handled in the best way. But one thing that I believe must be remembered is that Jeff had no training to deal with something like this. But he was maybe the best one in the family to do this. I think he has done his best to get information out about Ayla.
      I think most people believe that it is true Ayla was hurt and neglected in the Dipietro home.
      I think most people have come to have love in their hearts for Ayla over the last two years.
      The best thing for Ayla is for the truth to come out.
      Tori, Jeff, John P, Mountain Mama, and all of you have worked very hard for Ayla.
      There may be hard feelings and that is understandable in dealing with something that is so emotional.
      At this point, I hope all remember their love for this little girl and let go of the hard feelings toward others who also have come to love Ayla.


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    5. I agree, Anonymous. Very well stated.

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    6. Penny, you should really understand where these posters are coming from regarding the "insider information." Let me remind you of what an enlightened poster once said:
      "All the “connected” (to any people in this case) are growing more suspicious day by day in my eyes and seem to have a lot more agendas going on than finding justice for Ayla."
      If I recall, the person who said that was having a little crisis of faith of their own.

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  41. Good luck to you today, Trista. I sincerely hope that Justin speaks out in response to the pressure and gives MSP more information, and that more people who know what happened start talking.

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  42. my condolences go out to the family and to Ayla. Its the worst feeling in the world to lose tour child and no mother deserves to feel that pain. I have 4 children that i had lost to the state i am from and i dont get to see my children at all or speak to them i dont even know how i am even keeping myself sane because the pain i feel. I know where my children are but its still that feeling of loss that gets me so i know how that part is. I love my children with all my heart and dont know why anyone could have the nerve to take someones child away from them it is inhumane and disgusting and perposterous that people can hurt someone else like that especailly a child. i dont wish it apon anyone to lose their child or even threaten it to someone, but let me tell you if those people that did something to Ayla had any decency left in their mind they would turn themselves in and deal with the consequences they are dealt which i hope is torchure cause its what they did to Ayla but only they can be grown ups and turn themselves in but if they dont they r heartless idiots that need major mental help for harming that beautiful little girl.

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  43. Anonymous said...

    Peter I'm sure you're aware that investigators have ways of gaining information from children who aren't old enough to put their thoughts in words. Do you think LE has said the three "adults" in the house aren't telling all they know but that the non adults have? Why would they add the word "adults"?
    September 24, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    http://statement-analysis.blogspot.com/2013/09/statement-analysis-phoebe-dipietro.html

    I never considered that. Interesting.

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  44. This has been said before but with this new information a murder/manslaughter charge are not the only tools in the DA's bag. If you forget about a murder/manslaughter charge:

    -Why hasn't DHS come in & take the kids
    -Why haven't the three in the house been charged w/child endangerment, child abuse, child neglect?
    -Why haven't the three in the house been charged with interfering w/an investigation? (Or what ever the correct term is)

    ...if MSP thinks Ayla's life was taken from her in that house?

    ...If there was visible blood of Ayla's (enough so a layman could see it) everyone in the house would had to have seen it.

    The morning of the 17th, when Ayla comes up missing, if you had nothing to hide - wouldn't you tell police that there is blood in the house?

    Why hasn't ANYTHING been done?!?

    With this evidence, I do NOT GET it!

    Is the State of Maine this dysfunctional???

    They could charge with a lot of stuff besides murder/manslaughter!

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    1. I do not think that the 3 adults in the house know what happened. I think that Justin knows. I wonder if he didn't put Ayla to bed when she was bleeding (Ayla's doll apparently had her blood on it and was found in the bedroom upstairs). It seems to me Ayla was carried bleeding in the house and that her accident/ murder ? happened in Justin's bedroom. Would Justin then have carried Ayla to her bedroom upstairs to make Courtney and Elisha think that Ayla slept in her bedroom ? It seems to me that if the 3 adults had covered Ayla's accident/ murder ? they would have concealed a lot more things, the sheet for example. I wonder if Justin didn't hide from his sister or Courtney and that is why the cleanup was so badly done. A woman would never have let such details apparent, a woman would never have left a bloody sheet on the scene had she wanted to cover a murder/ accident, She would have taken the sheet with Ayla. Plus where was Courtney's son ? He was only 4 but even at 4 you are able to speak. LE surely has interrogated him. I think Justin may very well have done it alone, it seems like a very sloppy cleaning. Women pay a lot more attention to details.

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    2. Bonnie, they may not know what happened to Ayla or where she is but it's hard to believe they don't know something that would help investigators. There was blood in Justin's bed where Courtney and Justin supposedly slept that night. So Courtney can come clean and say they didn't sleep there, or stick to the story they slept in a bed of blood. Ayla was supposed to be sleeping in the girls' room upstairs where Gabby's clothing and diapers were. How do you suppose she got Gabby ready for bed without noticing that Ayla was not there? Or if Ayla was fine when Gabby went to bed (seems unlikely) how did she and her light-sleeper daughter not wake up when all hell broke loose and Ayla was bleeding later in the night? I think these are some of the sorts of issues that probably led Mr. McCausland to say their story doesn't pass the straight face test.

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    3. Maybe Ayla was already bleeding when Courtney arrived and when Elisha put Gabby to bed. Ayla's doll had blood on it and was found in the bedroom. Maybe Ayla was in a kind of coma. So maybe Elisha put Gabby to bed and saw Ayla in bed but did not notice the blood. I think that the accident/murder may have happened before Elisha and Courtney saw Ayla, Courtney came back home and was told Ayla was already in bed, Elisha came back home but saw Ayla "sleeping" in bed, who was maybe in coma. Justin went to get wine, and maybe something else ? Took Ayla's body ? or went to see what he could do, came back, waited for everybody to be asleep and got rid of Ayla during the night. I know it's very graphic but I just have a gut feeling the women in that house are not involved, blind yes.

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  45. I agree with everything you just said. Maybe these petitions will get something moving.

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