Tuesday, June 18, 2013
The Associated Press
WATERVILLE — The three-month anniversary of the disappearance of a toddler in Maine is passing quietly, but police say the investigation is continuing.
Toddler Ayla Reynolds disappeared Dec. 17, when she was 20 months old. She hasn't been seen since.
Phoebe DiPietro, grandmother of missing toddler Ayla Reynolds, is comforted by an unidentified woman during a vigil for Reynolds at Castonguay Square in downtown Waterville, Maine on Saturday, March 3, 2012. Reynolds, who was 20 months old, was reported missing by her father Justin DiPietro, from his Waterville home on Dec. 17, 2011.
Michael G. Seamans / Staff Photographer
Ayla Reynolds was 20 months old when she was last seen on the night of Dec. 16. She was reported missing the following morning when her father said he discovered her bed empty.
Police are treating her disappearance as a crime, but no one has been charged.
Steve McCausland of the Maine Department of Public Safety says investigators have received more than 970 leads, and detectives continue to conduct interviews. He says the crime lab is providing new evidence almost daily.
Ayla was living with her father, Justin DiPietro, in Waterville when she disappeared. Her mother, Trista Reynolds, lives in Portland.