The Ayla Reynolds Case

By nicmas3
  • Mother Files Custody Papers

    Trista Reynolds, baby Ayla's mother, filed court papers the day before Ayla was last seen to try to regain custody of her daughter.
  • Baby Girl Reported Missing

    Baby Girl Reported Missing
    20 month old baby Ayla was reported missing to the police by her father Justin DiPietro, who claimed he last saw her the night before.
  • No Information

    On Tuesday, Waterville Police Chief Joseph Massey refused to speculate on whether the baby was alive or not. The investigation remains a missing-persons case so far.
  • Missing Parents?

    On Tuesday, the state police evidence vehicle was outside the DiPietro home but the father was no where to be found and phone numbers were not found for them. However, they showed up later.
  • Father Speaks Out

    Father Speaks Out
    Justin DiPietro spoke out for the first time on Monday on NBC's Today Show. He hopes to tell whoever has his baby Ayla that "they have no right" to have taken her. He said, "What you're doing isn't right. You may think what you're doing is right for Ayla, but it's not. You have no right. You're not her parent. She belongs home with her family".
  • $30,000 Reward

    $30,000 Reward
    A $30,000 reward was issued on the 27th, the largest reward in a missing-persons case in all of Maine's history.
  • Kidnapping?

    In a statement issued on Friday, Waterville Police Dept. Cheif Joseph Massey said they now suspect foul play and the investigation is no longer a missing-persons case but a criminal investigation.
  • Less Likely to be Found Unharmed

    Over the weekend, police scaled back the investigation and removed crime scene tape from the DiPietro's home. Trista Reynold's sister Jessica says she only hopes Ayla does not become a "statistic".