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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meand... meandyou2011

im fom NH close to maine i have been watching this story from day one i have a daughter around her age and i could never imagine going through this...im so mad that no one is comming forward about what happend to her...someone knows something and its soooooo sad to know that the father knows something and wont even say anything ITS YOUR DAUGHTER!!! do something even if you did it get it off your shoulders and speak the hell up for that little girl....WE LOVE AND PRAY FOR YOU AYLA AND YOUR FAMILY <3

eleph... elephantmamaof2

This happened in my husband's hometown. It absolutely breaks my heart and I've been following from the beginning. Praying for the angel.

kysan... kysansmommy

Even though there are no suspects in the case I read that the grand  jury has interviewed everyone in both maternal and paternal sides of the family except for Justin, which leads to believe that it is because he is a person of interest in the case. It will be very interesting to see how everything falls in to place in this case.

Anissa Roberts

It is unfortunate but I really didn't expect this to end well. when a baby "suddenly" goes missing in the dead of night and none of the adults heard or saw anything....um, there's something fishy!!

Lilys... Lilysmomma84

it angers me that yes the stupid father is like ... twiddling his thumbs going I dont know nothing !!!! lalalalals ..... when ummm HOW CAN YOU NOT !!! the other thing that pisses me off is that Nancy Grace whos's a sopposed Advocit of missing kids ... will go hot and heavy on this case ... and the baby Irwin case etc ... then just stop !!!! and talk about a case of a older woman falling out a window and the police are NOT talking they have no info ... they keep repetly asking What do we know .. every reporter says WE DONT KNOW ANYTHING .. and they spend a WHOLE FREEKEN HOUR GOING BACK AND FORTH WITH WHAT DO YOU KNOW ... WE KNOW NOTHING !!! .. but why not spend 5 min talking about how u know nothing and KEEP TALKING ABOUT MISSING PEOPLE !!! god nancy grace angers me ... judgmental bi**ch ... sometimes she wont even let people finish there thought because she dosent agree .. **eye roll *

nonmember avatar john

the father did it he was the last one to see her why hasnt the maine state police arrest him. being hes the last one with her and life insurance policy. he did it.

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