bring an end to this ongoing nightmare. Will her pleas be heard, or will the last people to see baby Ayla continue to keep silent about what actually happened to her?
On Dec. 17, 2011, Ayla Reynolds was reported missing from her paternal grandmother's home in Waterville, Maine. At the time, police were told that Ayla was possibly kidnapped by an unknown intruder who had gained entrance in the home while the adults inside slept. However, it was quickly revealed by police that there were no signs of a break-in at the residence where the 20-month-old baby was last seen.
Over the course of the past five years, it's been implied by detectives -- and forensic evidence -- that nobody kidnapped Ayla at all. In fact, evidence was found in the basement of her paternal grandmother's home, which indicated that Ayla may have suffered a tremendous injury. This goes hand-in-hand with the fact that the child had a broken arm not long before she vanished. To the dismay of those watching this case, it was also revealed that her father, Justin DiPietro, failed to take her to a scheduled checkup the Friday prior to her reported disappearance.
Trista Reynolds -- the mother of missing baby Ayla Reynolds -- believes that Justin DiPietro knows what happened to their daughter. She believes that he, his former girlfriend, his sister and his mother are all keeping information from detectives that could be used to locate Ayla, or at least bring answers to the questions that surround her case.
Justin DiPietro -- along with the other adults who were known to last be around Ayla -- remains tight-lipped about the circumstances surrounding her disappearance. They've continued to stick to their initial abduction story, even in the face of evidence that seems to completely discredit it. Meanwhile, Ayla Reynolds remains missing -- and with each year that passes it becomes harder and harder to envision any kind of conclusion to her case.