Ayla Reynolds Missing, Missing from Waterville.
Tuesday marks eight years since 20-month-old Ayla Reynolds was reported missing in Waterville.
Justin DiPietro, her Father told police Ayla was missing, her case has enthralled and horrified Mainers but led to neither charges nor answers despite the largest criminal investigation ever conducted by the Maine State Police.
The girl’s father reported her missing Dec. 17, 2011, while she was staying with him, his sister and his girlfriend at a home in Waterville.
Her Father told the police Department that Ayla must have wandered away from the house on her own or been abducted in the night, but the police did not buy that Story.
They later found out that the adults in the home were withholding information, and in January 2012 revealed they found Ayla’s blood in the DiPietro home. And she disappeared as a result of “foul play.”
Waxman Ayla’s Mum Lawyer said DiPietro also wants answers for what happened but said there might not be any.
“The fact that he doesn’t have the answers she seeks, doesn’t mean that he is guilty of causing his child’s death,” Waxman said in 2018.
No one has ever been charged in her death.
Ayla’s mother says she plans to mark the anniversary of her daughter’s disappearance privately.