Thursday, September 26, 2013

Where Are We Now In Regards to Justice for Ayla?

Where Are We Now In Regards to Justice for Ayla?

I have read through all the comments and emails I have received this week and instead of addressing the individual comments, I figured it would be easier to address them all here.

For starters, I did not delete any posts or comments, Dana also did not delete any so likely Jeff deleted the continued post and in doing so deleted all comments attached to it. In fairness, I don't believe Jeff did it to delete any comments but to remove Dana's name associated with the post and to repost under his own. I can't retrieve the comments unless the blog post was set back to draft so if your comment was deleted, please repost. I also do not know why some comments are showing up in triplicate. I am assuming that is an issue with blogger.com  and google is likely working to fix it.

As many of you know, we lost Dana yesterday and a few regular commenters. I am sorry to see them go and want them to know they are always welcomed back here. I have done everything in my power to make this blog neutral and not cater to one side of the family or the other. Having Jeff here was equalled out by having Katie's input for the paternal side of the family. Yes, ideally it would be better to have more insight into the DiPietro's but no one can force them to participate on the blogs. With each side being represented as best as I could, I have always allowed comments and discussions about both sides of the family and allowed questions to be asked of both sides. I cannot force either side to answer. 

One comment that I read today that really struck a chord with me was the comment about people need to stop choosing sides (for the life of me, I cannot locate it again so not sure if it got accidentally deleted last night) because this really isn't about Trista or Justin, it is about Ayla. To add to that, people need to stop accusing those who haven't picked a side of being Justin supporters. This isn't a game. This is about a child who is most likely dead who no longer has a voice and who needs justice. If everyone was being completely honest with themselves and each other, they would admit that very few on BOTH sides of the family did Ayla any favors. Period. From here on out, any comment calling someone either a Justin supporter or Trista supporter or even hinting at this being about one side or the other will be deleted. I don't care who posted the comment or what the rest of the comment said. This isn't Team Justin but it also isn't Team Trista.

As far as the evidence that was released this week and what transpired yesterday, I initially was against the evidence release for many reasons but the most prevalent reasons were because I did not want to try to force LE into action if there was not enough evidence to convict in court and an Anonymous commenter made a great point with this comment:

Expanding on this, the prosecution will need to present a case answering the basic questions of who, what, when, where, why, and how. What are the answers?
Who...Justin? Courtney? Elisha? Two of them? All three of them?
What...Murder? Accidental death? Where is the body?
When...Sometime on the night of the 16th, morning of the 17th?
Where...In the basement? In Justin's vehicle?
Why...Neglect? Life insurance? Anger?
How...Blunt force trauma? Projectile vomiting due to internal injuries? From what? Weapons? Ingestion of something? 

It's really no wonder to me that they haven't pressed charges. I can't see where any of these questions can be answered with any degree of certainty. Try building a theory of the crime based on what they have. We've been doing it on these blogs for almost two years and have yet to reach a consensus.

Why would anyone who TRULY wants justice for Ayla and not just revenge risk a premature arrest which would give the perpetrator a chance at getting off on the charges? Why not wait for an airtight case or at least until prosecutors feel confident they can win the case? Jeff said Trista no longer wanted to sit on her hands and wait so this was her way of forcing LE into action. Ultimately I conceded that Ayla is Trista's daughter and if this is something she feels she needs to do to get the wheels of justice moving so be it but LE has stated this will not force them into action and they stated this prior to the release so by going through with the release and the press conference they knew that it was not going to force LE into action. 

What the press conference and release probably accomplished for Trista and those in her family was a sense of relief to be able to share what they have learned about Ayla's fate. To get it off her chest and to release some of the anger built up these past two years against Justin and the DiPietros. That I can understand wanting to do and I can understand wanting to confront the person who was responsible for Ayla when she disappeared and I am sure it made Trista feel better at least for a little while. The problem I have with how things were handled isn't that I can't understand why it was done because I can and who knows what any one of us would do if in Trista's shoes but just because we can understand something or someone's actions doesn't make them right. Having the cameras rolling and turning a courthouse into a circus makes a mockery of the justice system. Chasing someone through the streets berating them and cursing at them can encourage others to try to take matters into their own hands and people can get hurt. Innocent people. There are children still involved here and regardless of whether or not their parents were involved with what happened to Ayla, they are innocent. 

I am sure Trista wants answers, we all have waited with bated breath for two years for answers but it is unrealistic to think Justin or anyone else in that house that is going to admit what happened now after two years of silence. Even if Justin were to admit to someone what happened, what good is it going to do if the police aren't there to witness it? As awful as it is to have to wait for LE to resolve this case, it is the way things are done. Unfortunately in this country even murderers, child predators, rapists etc have rights. 

At this juncture, I really don't know what else more can be done. No matter how many petitions are drafted, how many more blog posts are written or surveys done, no matter how many more candles lit for Ayla online or lights left on in our homes, the pursuit of justice is out of our hands. It is in the hands of law enforcement and either they will bring charges or they won't. All the public can do is keep Ayla's story alive, make sure she is remembered and that she has not yet had justice. 

The purpose of the blogs is to provide a forum for others to come to where they can discuss Ayla and their frustrations and their feelings about the case. This case will not be solved on a blog. Everyone regardless of what they believe happened to Ayla is welcomed to this blog but no longer will I tolerate personal attacks. The people who post them should be ashamed of themselves. This is a blog, not a court of law. Everyone is entitled to their opinion and if their opinion upsets you so much don't read their comments or go to a different blog that appreciates your opinion. I am not a babysitter and I am not a kindergarten teacher that has to watch over and reprimand children for not following the rules. 

That is my rant for today. I am at my breaking point. Take it for what it is worth.





 

77 comments:

  1. Tori I don't buy that Jeff "inadvertantly" deleted the post and comments. Not for a second. And considering the tone of the posts that got deleted yesturday, this blog has certainly picked a side!

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    1. I'm still where I was almost two years ago anon. I'm just gathering my thoughts before I wrote a post. No sides. Tori has not picked a side either.

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    2. I don't think Tori would allow that for a second at this point. It seems to be an issue with Jeff.

      I, personally, am not think he did anything nefarious with out reason to think so. Jeff has put up with a lot worse on the blogs.

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    3. Sorry. Got my words all mixed up.
      I meant, "...am not going to think he..."

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    4. Anonymous I deleted the first comment because it posted twice. I wasn't online yesterday until late so I don't know why the post was deleted. I do know it was deleted immediately following an email to Jeff from Dana asking to be removed from the blog and from the email correspondence list. I am almost positive that Jeff deleted the continued post to remove the by line saying it was written by Dana and reposted it to show as being written by himself. Jeff has left every comment up bashing him personally and also bashing Trista so comments weren't deleted because they didn't like what was said. Things are said daily on this blog that I don't like and they are still here. If any comments deleted were yours, feel free to repost them. I guarantee no one will delete them as long as they are not personal attacks or labeling anyone as a Justin or Trista supporter.

      As far as the direction of this blog going a certain way, you are mistaken. Nothing has changed regarding the blog and it's stance. It is the same as it was months ago. You also forget I knew his information months ago so there was nothing released that I was not already aware of.

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    5. Katie,
      I look forward to your post, as I am trying to reconcile my feelings with the evidence release.
      It might be helpful to read your thoughts.

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    6. I don't believe that Jeff intentionally deleted comments. My comment was deleted as well, and it contained nothing negative about Trista or her family.

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    7. Rose I think it was accidental he just thought he was continuing the post and he lost the comments when he deleted the post. He probably thought the comments would stay.

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  2. The police look for motive, means and opportunity when investigating a crime. Opportunity points to a pretty limited suspect pool once police determined Ayla's blood was spread through the Dipietro's house. Only people who were in that house could have killed Ayla and removed her body. Only 5 people on the list of who was in the house that day (other than babies).

    Despite what we do not about the blood evidence, we don't know all that the police know. The luminol showed a lot more blood but Trista was so horrified after 2 slides, she stopped. Not only that, she didn't get any information about things like the trajectory of the blood, the velocity, etc. Here is a link that talks about many things that can be determined by looking at the blood at a crime scene, including the positions of the people at the scene, what caused the spatter, movement once the bloodshed started, who was there and who was not there, what events occurred and in what sequence, etc. http://www.akininc.com/PDFs/Directional%20Analysis%20for%20PI's%20condensed.pdf So we can guess from what we do know that they know a lot about what happened to Ayla from the crime scene evidence, even without a cooperating witness.

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  3. It's unrealistic to think that people won't pick sides. Even those who claim to have not picked a side, most likely lean one way or the other.

    Trista has been out there, open and willing to talk. Justin doesn't talk, doesn't answer questions and prefers to hide out. It's pretty easy for people to see who cares about Ayla and who does not care.

    I believe the blood evidence released by Trista. I believe the LE when they say the three adults in the house that night are not being totally honest with what happened. I believe Phoebe lied in her interview to protect her family. I believe the LE when they say a "kidnapping" did not occur. I believe that LE has even more evidence then has been released. I believe LE has a good idea what happened, but not who is responsible.

    With that, I'm not going to pretend that I think Trista took Ayla (as Phoebe would have us all believe) and I'm not going to pretend that I think Justin doesn't have a clue about what happened to Ayla or where she is right now. I believe he knows exactly what happened and where Ayla is, too.

    What are the odds that I'm wrong? Pretty low. Watching Justin run away from Trista's questions only confirmed all that I believe about him. I pray the truth is found and those that have been lying to all of us are punished to the fullest extent of the law. May any of those people who have lied and distorted the truth about Ayla to protect those who harmed Ayla wonder when justice will knock on their door. It could come any day, any hour.............

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    1. I am not asking people not to pick a side, only not to label people as Trista or Justin supporters. I don't care which side someone is on, they can express their feelings here and you are right, many who haven't decided 100% what they think happened still lean one way more than the other.

      No one is asking anyway to pretend anyone is guilty or innocent either. I ask only that people commenting do not personally attack other commenters. I also ask that no one tries to follow Trista's lead and chase Justin and family down the street as vigilante justice is wrong.

      Police may know what happened and I hope to God they do and move forward for justice for Ayla. It is in LE's hands not any of ours.

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    2. Becca liedin her first interviews too. Who was she protecting? Trista said the same lie. Waterville pd refuted their lie but no one seems to care about how many times Trista or her family members lie publicly and there have been many lies...

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    3. Pleading and begging for answers is not vigilantism.

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    4.  Trista or her family members lie publicly and there have been many lies...

      - What lies would those be?

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    5. Really? This question again? Well for starters, first she said she had no relationship with Justin, then she said they "told each other everything" and had an affair, she lied about how Justin got Ayla, she lied about the social security number, I could go on, but isn't that enough?

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  4. I really don't think peope here, of any stripe, want to see a lynch mob take justice into their own hands and attack the DiPietros.

    Nor does Trista. She has stated that she wants Justin to be able to tell his story in a court of law and for his words to be judged by a jury of his peers. That sounds fairly reasonable of her, imo.

    She just wants to light a match under the DiPietro bums, and under those cemented ones belonging to the AG. She wants to breathe some life into a moribund case. Evidence down the line, if we wait years, may simply go poof. People who are witnesses to any information may die. It has happened many times before when cases go cold. Must I remind everybody that JFK's brain went missing sometime after his autopsy at Bethesda? His brain!

    What I saw when Trista went up to Justin and Phoebe yesterday was not her twirling a lynch rope and threatening them, but approaching them both with a healthy dose of righteous indignation and some understandable frustration.

    By all accounts, Pheobe started the altercation with Ron Reynolds by calling him an a--h---. which then resulted in RR saying "Your son killed my granddaughter, how dare you, etc," Again, some rightouus indignation and harsh words expressed dealing with what Trista has been told and over what she was shown. No correction was given by LE yesterday to what she said.

    What good would a lynch-mob mentality do for this case and for Ayla? Nothing at all! I want Justin and his family to be safer than ever before Ayla came to their house for safekeeping. I don't want any of them who may be guilty of a crime and its cover-up
    to escape legal justice, which is surely coming.

    And I don't want them, as a result of violence toward them, to become martyrs which. btw, some here have aleady made them out to be. But that was expected of some of their supporters and friends who simply can't believe that any of the DiPietros could possibly cause Ayla harm, even from neglect.

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  5. "This is about a child who is most likely dead who no longer has a voice and who needs justice."

    Sometimes the smallest voice is often the loudest.
    I wish I could do more to bring justice for AYLA.

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    1. I think most of us feel the same way which is why we frequent blogs, write blog posts, hold awareness events and participate in them. At this point this is all we can really do

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    2. TORI:
      This AYLA blogging can't be easy for anyone. It's crazy. Days like today can do a good person in. Good luck and good night!

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    3. I agree. I imagine following any case where harm comes to a child has to be trying. I definitely got in over my head here but I can't stop. I take breaks but always come back, it appalls me that so many people would harm a child, even their own. Hopefully after this week all people need is a break to process everything and then come back recharged and refreshed. Good night.

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  6. Looking At The FactsSeptember 27, 2013 at 8:10 AM

    If these 2 parents had loved their child more than they hated each other none of this mess would be happening right now. I still believe Ayla could have been taken out of the house in the middle of the night. I still have hope that she is still alive somewhere. I am still where I was at day 1.

    On a side note I would hope that some of the biggest voices for Ayla would reconsider their choice to leave the blogs. Even though there are a lot of Anons that come here and stir it up we have been able to have many good conversations .regardless. Many of us started out on opposite sides of all this mess and have been able to come together with different opinions and have civil discussions. We need to keep talking and keep Ayla in the forefront.

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    1. I agree sometimes I forget we have a pulse, we have a purpose and Ayla is the heart that gave us a pulse. People say and do things that frustrate us, but I am sure I say and do things that frustrate them.

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    2. " We need to keep talking and keep Ayla in the forefront"

      I agree Looking.

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  7. I have said this since the beginning of Jeff saying that Trista would be making it public what "a mother should know" that this was going to blow up and I had thought hard and long and was going to back down from the blogs also but we all came into this for Ayla, alive or died, agree or disagree and now people are leaving because of their beliefs and that is their right. I am in it for Ayla and it does not matter about Trista or Justin at this point. They are grown and healthy and everone knows where they are but no matter if this goes to court or not, Ayla is still missing and without the help of people passing out fliers and posting on facebook, she will never be found. Pople will think she has been found and move on and that to me is not right. Everyone needs to suck it up and remember she will not be found without the public support. Nobody is going to talking so every little effort is one step closer to finding her. One flier at a store or on a pole may be the key to someone remembering something. Everyone take a deep breath and put on their big girl or boy panties and DO NOT GIVE UO BECAUSE THEIR FEELINGS ARE HURT. Ayla is still missing and it is ashame that because their parents did not write the perfect book on how to handle this. We should be ashame of ourselves for not thinking of Ayla first and not ourselves. What if it was one of your kids, would you what everybody just to give up because I do not know what the next step is. Would you let a child starve because the parents decide to take drugs and not feed their child so you turn your back because they made a bad decision. I guess some are in a perfect world and do not need this but Ayla is still missing and I guess selfishness over rides what. WAKE UP PEOPLE, I knew some would do this because the story did not have the fairy tell ending you wanted. My decision to opt out was because I have lost a granddaughter and I did not think I could watch a mother's pain but you know, Ayla did not ask for this and I knew I was not inthis for me, only see see if I could do anything, share or what ever I could to help. I am in Texas and a long way from Maine aand wish I was closer so I could pass out fliers like a lot do. Some people pass them out on vacations because no matter if she is died or alive, she is still missing and I guess everyone knows by now without her being found this is going no where. Do not give up on her just because you do no agree on this pass week. It would seem your heart was not in it in the beginning or you could over look the adults and think about the child. Ayla has no voice but us that blog and facebook to keep her name and face out there. Really this news is too much for you when all along talk has been of her maybe being died. Always hold on to hope she is alive because so many have been proven wrong.

    Nene_please

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    1. Paragraphs are your friends. Get acquainted.

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  8. http://www.pressherald.com/news/newscolumnists/billnemitz/calling-for-justice-is-no-conviction_2013-09-27.html


    Nene_please

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  9. http://www.ojjdp.gov/pubs/childismissing/ch1ck.html


    Nene_please

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  10. Bravo, Tori and great to see you are still posting, Dana - you are a voice of reason.

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    1. Thanks TSB I am going to try to keep comments to a minimum, and count to 1000 before I jump.

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    2. Thank you, have been busy outside of the blog which is why there hasn't been a lot of posts by me but I am doing my best to keep up on things.

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  11. Hi. I'm new to this blog and I have to say Iam confused by the recent conversation. First... Let me ask... Who is tori,Jeff and Dana?

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    1. Jeff is the Reynold's family spokesperson and also the step father of Trista Reynolds. Dana is a blogger on this blog who used to just comment but joined on a few months ago. I am the founder of the blog.

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    2. Tori, thank you for responding!!! I'm attempting to read all the archived posts. And stay focused inthe facts but very interested in all possible scenerios.

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    3. There are a lot of archived posts, I have been blogging on this case for almost two years so if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask here or email me at torigifford@icloud.com. :)

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  13. Must be a full moon on blog sites. Yikes

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    1. Specifically AYLA REYNOLDS blog sites. It's craziness. A little afraid to post. Maybe a good time for some R&R.

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    2. Always someone who has to test if I really will delete or not

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    3. What gives with the mass exodus of voices for AYLA here? I don't understand? All voice were welcomed. What happened?

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    4. The above comments were deleted only because they were personally attacking Trista calling her names that had no bearing on the case. All voices are welcomed here but the comments above were childish and uncalled for

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    5. Not questioning your integrity or rationale for deleting. Considering what I've seen on other blogs I fully understand your deletions. I am wondering why people left this blog. I'm fairly new at this blog site and thought it was a good platform for discussion. Not sure why some people vamoosed.

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    6. I misunderstood I'm sorry. I don't know why they left. Dana came back so I am sure they will in time. I think one worry was having Jeff as an admin so he removed himself yesterday so that should no longer be an issue. I hope they find their way back as they added a lot to the discussion

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    7. Jazzie I left because I lost my temper with all that went on the 25th. It was my mistake after I cooled down I came back to help Tori as she can't always be on line. I apologized to everyone for my part in it all as we are not here for ourselves but Ayla.There is absolutely nothing wrong with a difference in opinion, but there is no need of personal attacks on anyone period.

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    8. I have followed the Ayla blogs (the whole dysfunctional and glorious bunch) from day one. The good, the bad and the ugly. Always searching for the truth and hoping for justice. I can't fathom how you have survived it all. I never saw Jeff as an issue. I think people forget that we're all human and that we all stumble through life trying our best - because we don't have all the answers. Grief has its own timetable, like justice. There are good days and very bad ones. I still believe that will be justice for Ayla. I don't have any proof or link for that. LOL

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    9. Meant to say: "I still believe that there will be justice for Ayla."

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  14. I haven't left. I've been having major issues connecting to the internet. It has been maddening.

    I should be back online by Wednesday. (Repair person coming out).

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  15. If anyone wants some good reading: http://m.facebook.com/events/635342063153890

    So many things I could say about Karen Francis and her husband. Come on now, Karen.... is this about Ayla Bell or YOU? Someone wants all the glory so she can get in the paper. Ridiculous.

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    1. The link won't open but Karen, her husband and her small group of trashy woman want attention and nothing more. They fight between each other on who gets the recognition and airtime. Its disgusting and If I was Trista I would put a stop to it. Even local reporters are on to them and Karen and they try to avoid her. Almost all of Ayla's events on video has the same people talking and seeking their 15 min of fame. Nothing to do with little Ayla. Its just pitiful

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    2. Don't worry Karen and Kelvin, nobody will steal your recognition and attention, you will make sure of that.
      Kelvin Francis
      I just want people to no my wife Karen Karen Francis is the one putting this walk on so I don't want people to try to take over. She is working very hard putting this together so if anybody has any questions feel free to call her cell 485-3506
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      Glenda Armandi WHa-a-a-a-a-a-a-a t?? "Taking over" what do you mean?? Can't help but asking, Everyone and anyone that is able to go there, is going there FOR AYLA and for her Mother Trista and family..... not for their own glory and recognition or to "take over"!! I'm sure Karen is working very hard to put this together.

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    3. The above comment should be modified to take personal info out.

      Stuff like this really shouldn't be posted on the blogs. Let people play their games where they've been playing them.

      I am not defending Karen or slamming her. I don't have enough info.

      But maybe using a different forum to talk about Ayla supporters might be best.

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    4. Her info is on all of the public pages the same way, so anyone can go to the Ayla pages and find her phone number. She is literally too dumb to figure out how to make that event public as it was supposed to be. Jessica apparently got a little too involved and made it seem like she was taking over. I saw some earlier posts about the event that said Trista and Ron would be there so people could meet them, like they're friggin celebrities.

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    5. I was told that neither Trista or Ron are going and hadn't been asked or even told of the event before it was posted on FB. Anything that gets Ayla's name seen is a good thing but the walk being named in memory of Ayla seems premature. Miracles do happen and I will hold that small glimmer of hope in my heart till Ayla is found

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    6. I agree, Laurie. Way too premature.

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    7. Michelle, why didn't you just leave it at that? Why be so vindictive and personal about this Karen person? Let her do what she does. No skin off your nose, even if she is using Ayla as PR for herself. I thought Jeff said Trista and Ron would NOT be there.

      Why are you worried? Why so uptight?

      I have not understood your own and a few others' hostility through out this whole investigation and their suspicions of Trista and of the poilce.

      You believe she is alive. That's fine, start your own parade. If the Dips are your personal friends, why don't you start a movement to get them actively searching for Ayla at last. They have always seemed perfectly okay with where she is.

      If Ayla is alive, you do know that she isprobably undergoing terrific abuse. That's what happens to babies who are stolen.Much research out there about the specific horrifics.

      You could probably even help look for her body because you know , if she has been taken by a criminal, she is most likely dead. If you still think Trista or her relatives took her, then explain this: Why have Justin, Elisha, and Phoebe never looked for her? How many resources do the Reynolds have? They look like a pretty on-the-financial edge kind of people.

      I followed you on Obscure's blog and now here. I get that you are from the area, and I think I also understand that you are not a fly-by-night poster like some who got out soon after MSP showed certain things to Justin and his mother and sister and had that "frank" talk with them last October.

      You are heavily invested in the DiPiertros, or perhaps just in Justin. You have got to be either a personal friend or a relative of the DiPIetros. That's fine, but I think you are letting yourself in for a lot of heartache down the road.

      Even the Tudelas who are heavily invested in Justin because of their son, have decamped. Probably because of their insurance business. The Tudela livlihood night be at stake in all this defense of the DiPietros who are not even in the Tudelas social circle.

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    8. I guess you are as good of a person you attack everyone you could think of. We are on here to agree or disagree and if someone has a thought on something or someone they have a right to post it on here and then someone will chime in but to attack someone for their thoughts is really low. You attacked Michelle and talked everyone down you could think of , no matter if you thought she was a friend of any of them. Must be sad in your world because we are here to speak about Ayla and suppose anything to do with finding her at this point, but Michelle was trying to point out that some are doing events just for them to be in the public eye because it is the number one news in Maine right now and that Ayla's name should be spoken and headline anything to do with her events. Ok stepping down and turning this back over to Ayla supporters as I am one of those and hate taking away from her time.

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    9. Well said Nene

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    10. Thanks, Nene. I wasn't attacking her. She is so obviously USING Ayla for some pathetic attempt at getting attention, and that should be outraging all of us! I don't care which side you support here; that is WRONG.

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    11. Yes, thanks Ne-Ne. We have managed to figure out, finally, where you firmly stand... on the side that Ayla is alive, but let's not do anything at all until her body is found and until you have proof that she is dead.

      Good for you. It must give you a great deal of comfort knowing that you can picture her alive and happy. Where? Sunnybrook Farm? With whom? A kind and caring criminal kidnapper? Just your ordinary kindly psychopathic folk who routinly sneak into houses in the middle of the night and steal babies? Of course, to save Ayla from the dysfuntion surrounding both her families.

      Or do you see her family selling her to people in an illegal adoption ring? Was she perhaps taken to be delivered to a child porn ring? Could she have been stolen and delivered to a group in a third-world Asian hell-hole who seek desperately needed organs? Or has she just "adjusting" to the peculiar habits of a criminal sexual pervert?

      Surely you have also considered these options for a "taken", but alive child? (Much online about these destinations for missing kids, if they are not dead.)

      Or are you clinging to the somewhat outdated hope that Trista or her relatives have Ayla hidden on a farm somewhere in California or Montana and Trista has abandoned all hope of seeing her until this "case" blows over? Maybe, when Ayla graduates from high school, then Trista will be able to sneak a visit.

      As Justin described it: "Ayla is probably thinking that it's all a game." And he added the cozy bit: "She is probably adjusting to her new surroundings." WTF? Ayla must be on vacation!

      Is that what you think? Because if you do, then what is all that blood business in the house about? And the police statements, said over and over, that "There was no abduction". That the people in that house "are not forthcoming" about a kidnapped child. Their kidnapped child!

      So where is she? Who took her? What do you think? Or is it all just cotton-candy-happily ever after on your fence?

      Is anyone allowed to ask?.

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    12. That's right, Nene.

      By all means, don't ever have any hope. You're foolish if you do.

      Ignore that police haven't make an arrest. It's obvious that Justin murdered his daughter. With the help of his sister, his girlfriend, his mother and his best friend. They're all involved, haven't you heard? Doesn't everyone make sure to involve as many people as possible in a homicide?

      Those statements from the AG's office...ignore those, too. They really DO have enough evidence, they're just too chicken to prosecute. Or is it because the Dipietro's are so well connected that the state won't press charges? It's hard to remember sometimes.

      It's perfectly safe to ignore anything LE has said up until now. Jeff says they aren't working for Ayla, anyway. McCausland lied when he said it was premature to charge anyone, but he was being honest when he said Ayla was dead. Yes, I know he didn't exactly SAY that, but that's what he meant. Besides, MSP is so fast and loose with everything. They have the nerve to classify this as a missing persons case when we all know it's a homicide.

      Above all else, ignore the fact that Ayla hasn't been found. That should be proof enough for you that she's dead, because no one has ever, ever, ever, been found alive after the were believed to be deceased.

      I mean, really, Nene...if it weren't for all that corruption in Maine, this case would be over by now. I hear it's a real good 'ole boys network there.












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    13. Anon @1:29
      You are in no place to be open to theories (unless it involves blood and gore, that is), so your diatribe of questions are all rhetorical and meant to make Nene feel bad for standing up for another person's right to their opinions. Congrats. If anyone shares their theories on where a living Ayla may be, all hell breaks loose. Excuse us for not wanting to go there with such a loving group of people with open minds....and stuff.

      Anon @ 3:26
      Ooooooooohhhh. <------(I really wish I could insert a sound clip of how that's really said....Hahahahaha!). Anyhoo...you got it!

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  16. In Portland the other day Trista asks Phoebe "where is Ayla?" and Phoebe's reply"where is she Trista?" Today , when Elisha is asked "where is Ayla?' Elisha replies"ask Trista."
    I guess maybe another question to the dip family should be more along the lines of "why is Ayla's blood all over your house?"
    I would love to hear that response..do you think they will still say "ask Trista"?

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    1. No
      I think they would probably ignore the question. Which I think would be the wisest course.

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    2. Anon 1, why is is wise, assuming they are being truthful? Of course, it's wise if one or more of them committed a criminal act. But if there is an innocent explanation, why not state it publicly? Or if they think Trista lied about the blood, why not say the police did not find that much blood in our house and describe what they did find?

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    3. In my comment, I was addressing what I feel would be best, in the type of situations that you referenced in your comment.
      As in the situation at the courthouse. The situation that occurred Sat. afternoon during the walk.
      Those types of situations, IMO, were not the best time and place for such explanations.

      I don't know why the DiPietro's haven't made a statement in regards to Trista's interpretations of the evidence shown to her.
      Depending on their reasons, I can't know if that would be wise or not. I do believe however, if they chose to address it, it would be more suitable to do so in a more calm and less confrontational atmosphere.

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  17. I haven't been following the blogs much. Regarding the blood information from Trista, has there been mention over which areas it was visible to the naked eye and which required luminol?

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    1. Space,

      with the information Trista released, she also stated that once they got to the luminol photos, she only saw 2 before she stopped them and said she couldn't view any more. So clearly, almost none of the alleged blood was cleaned up.

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    2. Hi Space!

      Read "The Case for Ayla" blog. It coves the blood info from Trista, Alex, and his mother.

      signed:getrealpeople

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    3. Thanks Katie, I better get a cup of coffee!

      signedgetrealpeople

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    4. Thank you Katie & get - I'm having a hard time picturing anyone strapping a deceased and bleeding toddler into a carseat - I also don't get how anyone would try to cover up a death without cleaning up the blood associated with the event. I might wonder if it was possible someone could be so out of their mind on drugs that they didn't know what they were doing or remember what had happened; but, it would be a stretch for me to think 2 or more people could be out of their mind - it's additionally a stretch for me to think that anyone with knowledge of someone else's responsibility in a death would cover it up for ANY reason. I don't know what to make of all this.

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    5. " I don't know what to make of all this".

      ...You're not alone Space.
      I don't think anyone could argue with the logic of your comment.

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  18. The specific evidence Trista described in the Case for Ayla was all blood visible to the naked eye.

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    1. No it was not.The luminol showing blood was not visible to the naked eye. And probably in larger amounts from that of the visible blood.

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    2. From the Case for Ayla:
      Ayla’s Blood Found (The blood evidence described here was visible to the naked eye and not luminol enhanced).

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  19. Anon if you read what the Asst. AG said carefully, you will see he did not say there is not enough evidence to prosecute. He is focused on the odds of a successful IMO prosecution for killing Ayla. Lesser charges he could prove in a heartbeat but to do so without bringing a murder/manslaughter case now would foreclose that option with respect to the party charged. I am wondering if he thinks he has a potential murder case against all 3 and that is why he hasn't charged any of them with obstruction of justice, or any other lesser charges.

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  20. sorry that imo was supposed to be in the sentence about proving lesser charges in a heartbeat

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  21. I say, everyone should be able to believe that Ayla is alive. Whom does it hurt to believe it, actually? This case is solved alteady, but can never be proved to the satisfaction of a jury. Or the AG thinks it cannot. He's probably right if Casey A. couldn't be held responsible for even child abuse.

    Ayla's body will never be found. To those who believe for some reason that Ayla cannot be dead, Ayla, alive, will never be found.
    Standoff.

    Soon Ayla's case will tuck nicely into the cold case files, and the blog world will obsess over another missing child without causing a particle of difference in the outcome. To some, that result is desperately desired.

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    1. Wow! That is one of the saddest things I read in a long time.

      I have never followed a missing child case or really a criminal case before this one.

      Ayla's story is/was heart breaking. I hope it goes to trial & the person(s) responsible gets the maximum sentence.

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