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ME AYLA REYNOLDS: Missing from Waterville, ME - 16 Dec 2011 - Age 1

Discussion in 'Missing 2010 to 2014' started by CatFancier, Apr 19, 2015.

  1. Zoe Wallace

    Zoe Wallace New Member

    Hey so this case totally dragged me in, with all evidence in my opinion i think her father/and possibly other people, are involved in her sad death. I did cover Alyas case, if anyone wishes to take a look, its basically a indeph look into the case. Id love to know peoples opinions and theorys about this! Also im new to this website but im finding it so cool!
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  2. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Hi @Zoe Wallace and welcome to Crimewatchers! :welcome:

    I absolutely agree with your opinions on this one. And I'd be extremely surprised if her father was the only one involved. At the very least, others helped him cover it up.

    Hope to see you around on other discussions here as well!
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  3. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Legal notices to be published as Trista Reynolds attempts to locate Ayla's father

    The mother of Ayla Reynolds continues to look for the child's father so he can be notified he's being sued in civil court for the child's death.

    According to Trista Reynold's legal team, notices will be published next week in the Morning Sentinel and a newspaper in California notifying Justin DiPietro of the litigation.

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  4. ima.grandma

    ima.grandma Believer of Miracles

    Justin DiPeitro is going to be served...one way or another.

    According to WABI, legal notices will be posted for three Fridays in the Morning Sentinel and in newspapers in California as an alternative way to serve DiPeitro in the wrongful death lawsuit that has been filed against him in the disappearance of his 20-month-old daughter Ayla Reynolds from the family home in Waterville on December 17, 2011. DiPeitro, who now lives in California, has not found to serve the paper in person, and they have been trying!

    According to the SunJournal.com, DiPeitro has 41 days to answer. If he does not answer, the wrongful death suit, a civil case, will move ahead and this will give the lawyer for Ayla's mother, Trista, the opportunity to move ahead and depose witnesses.

    They will also continue to try and find him. What happens if they don't find him and he does not answer? This is what the SunJournal.com story had to say:

    The court order, signed by Cumberland County Superior Court justice Thomas D. Warren, says DiPietro must file an answer to the order with the court within 41 days after the first publication in the newspaper.

    “Failure to serve an answer will cause judgment by default to be entered, granting relief sought in the motion or complaint,” it says.

    Interesting. So what we know for sure is:

    -The Maine State Police have stated they believe Ayla is dead.

    -The courts have declared Ayla is dead.

    -Her body has not been found.

    -No criminal charges have been filed in the case.

    We shall now wait and see...

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  5. ima.grandma

    ima.grandma Believer of Miracles

    The mother of missing child Ayla Reynolds has a message for the girl’s father, Justin DiPietro: You are being served.

    That’s the gist of a legal notice that will be published Tuesday, as well as April 9 and 16, in the Morning Sentinel, notifying DiPietro that he is being served a summons and complaint for wrongful death in her disappearance.

    William Childs, the lawyer for Reynolds’ mother, Trista Reynolds, also will soon place legal notices in the Metropolitan News, a Los Angeles newspaper, as an alternative means of serving DiPietro because exhaustive efforts to find him have been unsuccessful. His last known address is in Winnetka, California, a neighborhood of Los Angeles, where a copy of the order will be mailed, and another one delivered. It also will be sent to the home of his mother, Phoebe DiPietro, on Violette Avenue in Waterville.

    The newspaper legal notice is a Cumberland County Superior Court order that says DiPietro must file an answer with the court within 41 days after publication in the newspaper.

    A Cumberland County Superior Court justice recently approved a request by Childs and Trista Reynolds for 60 more days in which to serve DiPietro with the wrongful-death lawsuit.

    Ayla was 20 months old when she disappeared from Phoebe DiPietro’s house at 29 Violette Ave. in Waterville, where the child had been staying with Justin DiPietro. He reported Ayla missing the morning of Dec. 17, 2011, and has claimed she was abducted.

    But police say they believe Ayla is dead, and a judge in 2017 declared her so, paving the way for Trista Reynolds to file the wrongful death suit, a civil suit, in December 2018.

    No one has been charged in the case, though police have said all along that the people staying in the Waterville house the night Ayla disappeared know more about her disappearance than they are saying.

    DiPietro, his sister Elisha DiPietro, and Justin’s then-girlfriend, Courtney Roberts, were in the house that night. Phoebe DiPietro was elsewhere.

    Seeking answers, mother of Ayla Reynolds sues father of missing toddler

    Childs must file the newspaper legal notices with the court to prove that the order has been published. A process server in California will deliver a copy of the complaint to Justin DiPietro’s last known address in Winnetka.

    Once the court receives the legal notices, it will issue a discovery schedule whereby Childs plans to depose witnesses in the wrongful death suit, a process that likely will take several months.

    Asked by phone what happens if DiPietro does not respond to the newspaper notices, Childs said discovery, including interviews with witnesses, will continue. Efforts to locate him also would continue.
  6. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

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  7. ima.grandma

    ima.grandma Believer of Miracles

    Another reason this ‘old school’ old lady still likes a hard copy of the newspaper.
  8. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    I'm glad they allowed him to be served this way. However...if he still can't be found, it's not going to do a whole lot of good unfortunately.
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  9. Summer_breeze

    Summer_breeze Blowing through the Jasmine in my mind

    Lawyer for father of missing girl says dad not at fault

    by AP
    Wednesday, May 15th 2019

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- A lawyer for the father of a missing Maine toddler who couldn't be located to be served a lawsuit says the man is living and working in California.

    The Morning Sentinel reports attorney Michael Waxman said Wednesday his client, Justin DiPietro, had nothing to do with the death of Ayla Reynolds and has no idea what happened to his daughter.
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  10. kdg411

    kdg411 Resource Mod

    Father of Ayla Reynolds responds to wrongful death lawsuit

    Updated: May 15, 2019 2:58 pm

    Nearly five months after the mother of long-missing toddler Ayla Reynolds announced a wrongful death lawsuit against the girl’s father, Justin DiPietro’s attorney reportedly said he plans to file a response in the court this week.

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