Missing Baby Ayla Reynolds' Father Allegedly Took a 2-Hour Trip Before Reporting Her Missing

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Toddler Ayla Reynolds went missing over a year ago, and since then, things have gotten more complex and bizarre. Recently, Ayla's mother's stepfather said on a website dedicated to finding the little girl that the state had "unequivocable" evidence that Ayla is not alive. The family withdrew the $30,000 reward offered for information leading to her return. But police aren't saying anything. And Ayla's step-grandfather, Jeff Hanson, says the family can't speak more because they might jeopardize the case. Now comes some new, shocking, information. Reportedly, Ayla's father, Justin DiPietro, took a two-hour drive before reporting his daughter missing.

Ayla's father discovered the toddler missing from her bed in his mother's home. Step-grandfather Jeff Hanson says that according to state investigators, DiPietro allegedly took a trip of 160 miles, to Portland, Maine, and then back, before calling 911.

Reportedly, DiPietro told police that he drove to Portland because he thought that Ayla's mother, Trisha, had taken Ayla. However, Hanson says police say that DiPietro drove to Portland, not South Portland, where Trisha was living. Nor did he contact her or any of her family that morning.

Hanson claims that investigators are looking into whether DiPietro really used the trip to dispose of Ayla's body. According to Hanson, police told the family that Ayla died in DiPietro's house. If true, why no arrest yet? If police don't yet have enough evidence, then why is the family talking to the media and public?

Could DiPietro have immediately driven to Portland because he thought Trisha had kidnapped the baby? Could he have not wanted to alert her family that he was coming to retrieve her? Could he have not known exactly where she lived? All of that could make sense since Trisha had been forced to give up custody of Ayla. But Trisha has also said that DiPietro took out life insurance on Ayla before her death. True? Not true?

What a big mess. Why is this case taking so long to find answers?

What do you think happened to Ayla?

 

Image via AylaReynolds.com

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PRIMA487 PRIMA487

Sadly, I think she's gone.

nonmember avatar Ruhland

IT IS TRISTA NOT TRISHA!!!

John Pomerleau

The LIP has been admitted to by the father Justin DiPietro and it was purchased from his BFF who is an insurance agent. Also of note is that it is also reported in the same article that the father called this same BFF before calling 911. Why the trip to Portland and the call to his BFF Insurance Agent both before calling 911?

nonmember avatar melissa armstro

Imo it is obvious what happened.. Trying to say Trista kidnapped Ayla is ludicrous. With all the blood that was found in the fathers home but with no body for that poor beautiful child it is hard to prove. Hopefully it will be just a matter of time until Baby Ayla gets justice.The mother voluntarily gave up custody. She did this in the best intention of the child

nonmember avatar krystal

I want to know why they can't cahrge this dad but can charge Baby Bianca's dad. Ayla's dad has more evidence against him. B.S.

Alisa Sue

It is all ludacris. The father took the daughter and did something to that poor little girl. She didn't even get to live her life. Wow! ARREST THAT BABY KILLER! FIND her!!! Damn it..

nonmember avatar Kelli

There are so many babies being killed by their own parents and noone is doing a thing about it. I had run across the story of Alissa Guernsey that was 18 months old and phsyically tortured by her mothers cousin that had temporary guardianship. That woman beat that baby to death and only got 77 days in jail. There was enough evidence to convict her but her father was friends with the judge. I think this is whats wrong with america. The justice system does nothing to help get justice for these victims. Pretty much sending the message all across america that you can kill your child and absolutely nothing will happen to you. Thats Why horrible things like this keeps happening!! Something needs to be done to the judges that let these horendous people go free!

Sandy Leger Dehn

is anyone even gonna care, you know like so many know what happened to the Anthony baby, well seems like alot or getting away with that. What is wrong with these so called judges. its just another mouth to feed to the laws, so lets get rid of more. I hate the justice system of today, they are all alike.  They do NOTHING TO PROTECT THESE CHILDREN.

Kelle... Kelley2400

There are so many babies being killed by their own parents and noone is doing a thing about it. I had run across the story of Alissa Guernsey that was 18 months old and phsyically tortured by her mothers cousin that had temporary guardianship. That woman beat that baby to death and only got 77 days in jail. There was enough evidence to convict her but her father was friends with the judge. I think this is whats wrong with america. The justice system does nothing to help get justice for these victims. Pretty much sending the message all across america that you can kill your child and absolutely nothing will happen to you. Thats Why horrible things like this keeps happening!! Something needs to be done to the judges that let these horendous people go free!

Kelle... Kelley2400

There are so many babies being killed by their own parents and noone is doing a thing about it. I had run across the story of Alissa Guernsey that was 18 months old and phsyically tortured by her mothers cousin that had temporary guardianship. That woman beat that baby to death and only got 77 days in jail. There was enough evidence to convict her but her father was friends with the judge. I think this is whats wrong with america. The justice system does nothing to help get justice for these victims. Pretty much sending the message all across america that you can kill your child and absolutely nothing will happen to you. Thats Why horrible things like this keeps happening!! Something needs to be done to the judges that let these horendous people go free!

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