The father of 20-month-old child Ayla Reynolds who vanished December 16th from Waterville, Maine, released a statement through the police today. Something about that strikes me as strange, that the police are releasing statements on behalf of a parent of a missing child. I’m not sure we can read anything into it, but it just seems odd.
The statement from Justin DiPietro reads:
“It is important that the public hear it from me personally that I have no idea what happened to Ayla and that I am not hiding,” Really? I haven’t seen you out in the media pleading for her return. “I have been in full cooperation with everyone in this effort.”
“I would never do anything to hurt my child. The questions of Ayla’s arm or bruises or anything else being said are simply ludicrous, I would never want anyone to spend even a minute in my shows. No one should ever have to experience this. It has affected me in more ways than anyone can imagine.”
Furthermore, neighbors of DiPietro claim that the night Ayla vanished, a mysterious car pulled up to the home. One neighbor also heard a “loud noise” near the home. We know that two cars were seized and are in police custody including the vehicle of Ayla’s father and an unnamed woman that some people speculate was DiPietro’s girlfriend.
Why is DiPietro not saying who was at the home that night and who the other car belonged to? Reporter Jon Lieberman reported on HLN that there were more people in the home besides DiPietro, and that the statements regarding when the child was last seen, are not adding up.
Furthermore, DiPietro has yet to clear up why he went 12 hours without hearing, seeing, or checking on his 20-month-old child. He said he put her to bed at 8 PM, and 12 hrs later he reported her missing.
Also, according to Ayla’s mother Trista, Justin sent her a text message before Ayla went missing and he predicted that Ayla would be abducted! The text said: “I fear someone is going to take the child.”
This father is not clearing things up publically, but continues to release self serving statements to the media that center around himself and what he is going through and how he has no involvement.
If he really wanted the suspicion around him to die down, he would give us clear answers about who the mystery car belonged to, who was in the home that night, what the strange noise was coming from the home, clear up the text he sent Ayla’s mother, predicting an abduction, and take a polygraph.
-Levi Page (Levi.H.Page@Gmail.com)
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