More searches are planned for missing Maine tot Ayla Reynolds, says Steve McCausland of the MSP. It's been several weeks since a search has been organized for the missing two-year-old, who was 20 months old when she vanished, so it's about time. Sadly, this is going to cost the state of Maine even more money when the investigation should probably involve those who were around the night the child was allegedly abducted.
No word yet on where, or when, will these future searches take place, but it's apparent that detectives aren't interested in stopping until Ayla Reynolds is found. Sadly, it's probably a moot point by now as there are just too many suspicious factors in this case to lead to a cut-and-dry ending. The adults who were in the home the night she vanished have been publicly called out by police for not being forthcoming. Justin DiPietro, the child's father, has also refrained from speaking to the media. It also doesn't help that he's still refusing to tell police what happened the night his daughter vanished.
What is known for certain is that blood belonging to the missing child was found in the basement of DiPietro's home, where he claims the child was not, the night of the alleged abduction. Hopefully these new searches produce more leads on which to investigate, but in the meantime, perhaps investigators need to put the pressure on the DiPietro family and those who are acquainted with them. It just seems too convenient that the child disappeared under the circumstances at hand, and even more suspicious that there was no evidence of a break-in or abduction.
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