Police Demand in Ayla Reynolds' Missing Child Case Should Push Dad to Act

Ayla ReynoldsYou've heard the saying "no news is good news"? That couldn't be further from the truth for the parents of missing baby Ayla Reynolds. Police in Maine suddenly called a press conference today -- more than five months after the 18-month-old went missing -- and the news that broke the lengthy silence is chilling.

Police have given up hope at ever finding baby Ayla alive. And their hopes for getting the bottom of the child's case hinge on one thing.


They need Ayla's dad, Justin DiPietro, and the other two people home on the night that the little girl disappeared from her crib in his house, to talk to them. Really talk. Said Maine Department of Public Safety Spokesman Stephen McCausland:

We think that he or the two others inside that home ... may have more information that they just haven’t told us.

How's that for a hit? They don't have any good news for this family in part because the child's own father isn't helping. What kind of dad is this guy?

The good news is DiPietro is NOT being considered a suspect, which is good to hear after the whole scandal over his apparent purchase of a life insurance policy on Ayla that came to light back in February (the girl's mother, Trista Reynolds, has never been considered a suspect -- she wasn't with the girl at the time of the disappearance because she'd checked herself into a rehab). But if the horrible news that police now consider his daughter's case hopeless doesn't spur him to act to bring little Ayla justice, he's not much of a father either.

If my child disappeared in the middle of the night, there is nothing I wouldn't do to help the police: even if that meant I somehow got myself or some of my friends in trouble. I would be bending over backward to do everything in my power to bring my child home immediately.

What are your thoughts on these announcements from the police?


Image via National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

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