Maine Police … Missing Toddler Ayla Reynolds Most Likely Dead … Missing Since 12/17/11 … Mom Says, “My worst nightmare has really come true”
The Maine state police have said what many have thought for some time, but no one wanted to hear. They said that it was unlikely that missing toddler Ayla Reynolds will be found alive. The 20 month old Ayla Reynolds went missing on December 17, 2011 as Ayala’s dad Justin DiPietro told police he had put her to bed the night before and the tot was gone the next morning. However, as reported at ABC News, after all this time it appears that there’s no evidence they’re any closer to finding her body or bringing charges against the person who’s responsible.
Maine state police said yesterday it’s highly unlikely missing toddler Ayla Reynolds will be found alive, but authorities will continue the investigation and search for the little girl who disappeared in December from her father’s Waterville home.
“We think it is highly unlikely Ayla Reynolds will be found alive,” Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland said at an afternoon press conference. “Nothing points in that direction.”
It was the first time police have said they doubt Ayla will be found alive. McCausland said officials met Tuesday to review the case and made the determination, then called Ayla’s parents, Trista Reynolds and Justin DiPietro, to inform them.
Ayla’s mother, Trista Reynolds, and her father and mother, burst into tears while watching the news conference.
“My worst nightmare has really come true. What hurts the most is I don’t even know where she’s at,” said Trista Reynolds, who noted that there can be no proper burial until Ayla’s body is found.
Ron Reynolds said the family suffers every day that Ayla remains missing. “Why Ayla? She never bothered anybody. She never hurt anybody. Why hurt Ayla?” he said.