Attorney General Janet T. Mills: Prosecute Justin DiPietro, Courtney Roberts, and Elisha DiPietro in Connection with the Death of Ayla Reynolds.
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Governor of Maine
Paul LePage
Deputy Attorney General
William Stokes
Public Information Officer
Steve McCausland
Attorney General
Janet T. Mills
Public Safety Commissioner
John E. Morris
Maine State Senate President
Justin Alfond
Maine House of Representatives - Waterville
Henry E. M. Beck
Maine State Senate – Waterville
Colleen Lachowicz

Attorney General Janet T. Mills: Prosecute Justin DiPietro, Courtney Roberts, and Elisha DiPietro in Connection with the Death of Ayla Reynolds.

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      Answers for Ayla


On the morning of December 17, 2011, Justin DiPietro reported his 20-month old daughter Ayla Reynolds missing. After spending the day with Ayla December 16, Justin claimed he put her to bed at 8 p.m., and she was gone when he woke up in the morning. Ayla had lived in Justin’s home just 59 days.

Two other adults, his sister Elisha DiPietro and his girlfriend Courtney Roberts, were in the house that night.  Justin and Courtney claimed to have slept in his basement bedroom, while Elisha claimed to have slept in her own bedroom, with her own daughter, across the hall from the bedroom Ayla normally shared with Elisha’s daughter. They insisted it was a normal night, and none of them saw or heard anything.

The Investigation

Investigators concluded Ayla was not kidnapped and she did not leave the house on her own accord.  They determined that foul play befell her in the house. They announced they did not expect to find Ayla alive. Some of the critical evidence included Ayla’s blood in various rooms in the house both upstairs and downstairs. 

That blood was found in baby Ayla’s bedroom on a doll; it was found in the family living room on the sofa; downstairs, where Justin and Courtney alleged to have slept unaware there was a fist-size stain of Ayla’s blood on the sheets and mattress, her blood was splattered on the wall next to the bed and on the floor. There was also blood in a pair of Justin’s shoes near the bed. 

A blue plastic tote contained a sheet investigators said was used to clean up some of Ayla’s blood. Some of the blood found in the house contained saliva, indicating projectile vomiting and/or blunt force trauma.

Two vehicles were parked in the DiPietro driveway. The closest to the road belonged to Courtney. The other vehicle belonged to Justin. Inside Justin’s vehicle, police found Ayla’s car seat stained with her blood. Ayla’s vomit was also present in Justin’s car.

Police have searched for Ayla’s body but have yet to locate it. Justin, Courtney, and Elisha all deny knowledge of Ayla’s whereabouts.

Justin DiPietro’s false report of a missing baby set off the most extensive and expensive missing child investigation in Maine’s history, costing the citizens more than $500,000.

Despite the passage of 21-months, there have been no arrests in the death of Ayla Reynolds or its cover-up. Trista Reynolds, Ayla’s mother, and her family, suffer with each day that passes and justice for Ayla is not forthcoming. Timely prosecution would alleviate this aspect of their burden.


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    • christine carey SPRINGVALE, ME
      • 9 days ago

      You CANNOT tell me there is not enough evidence to prosecute these MURDERERS; especially JASON DiPIETRO! So it's OKAY to KILL a BABY... and DUMP her somewhere in MAINE??? I am and have been sickened by this story since it happened and keep waiting for JASON to be arrested and put away for the rest of his life. What is wrong with this state?? God bless BABY AYLA :*(

    • Nicole Stiso SECAUCUS, NJ, NJ
      • about 1 month ago

      I have a young daughter, I am a single mother, I could never in my life imagine what Ayla's mother is going through. Give Trista some peace and bring these who are guilty of knowing something of what happened to Ayla!

    • cindy dawes AUSTRALIA
      • about 1 month ago

      why should justin courtney and his sister walk around when there may not be a body but there sure was blood in house on his shoes in his car and all three were last to see her elizabeth johnson spent 5 years in jail with out her sons body yet there was no blood so tell me why are they not in jail is it different rules for different people over there or is it because his aunty works for cps and why has she not lost her job i can tell you now if she came to take my child it would be a cold day in hell before she got her hands on my child she should not even work with kids as for elisha she and courtney are mums what if it was their child iam sure they would speak up and want justice done if it happen to their child justice needs to be done i think laws over there really need to be relooked over

    • Stephanie Schroeder LESLIE, AR
      • about 1 month ago

      Ayla DESERVES justice!

    • Rachel Kennedy PORTLAND, OR
      • about 1 month ago

      It's time for Ayla to be brought home to rest and her father be held accountable for what he did to her.


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