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NE Unsolved: Ayla Reynolds

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BOSTON ( – A week before Christmas 2011, 2-year-old Ayla Reynolds disappeared from her grandmother's house in Waterville, Maine while she was visiting with her father, Justin DiPietro.

Two years later, anger and frustration exploded outside of a Portland courthouse.

"Justin, where is she?" Ayla's mother Trista Reynolds asked DiPietro outside of court earlier this year. "Justin, look me in the eyes so I can see her."

A few days after the confrontation, Reynolds met FOX 25's Bob Ward at a small park in Biddeford, Maine.

"Two years having all that anger and nobody talking to me and nobody communicating with me, I just kind of snapped. Once I started going at it, I couldn't stop," said Reynolds.

Reynolds said the disappointment and pain still hasn't gone away. Ayla was last known to be alive inside a home she was staying at with her father. DiPietro's sister, Elisha; DiPietro's girlfriend and a number of other children were also staying at the home.

"I want to know what happened to Ayla that night," said Reynolds.

DiPietro reported Ayla missing on Dec. 16, 2011. From there, Maine authorities launched the largest criminal investigation and search in its history.

Very early on, police suspected foul play.

"It was frustrating from the very beginning. This is a small house by anyone's standards," said Steve McCausland of the Maine State Police. "The initial story that she was abducted doesn't hold any water and there was no way that little Ayla could get out of that house by herself."

The search for Ayla has been intense. Most recently, authorities scoured an area in Oakland, Maine less than ten minutes from the home where Ayla vanished. Authorities found some items in the Kennebec River, but wouldn't elaborate on what they found.

And yet, more evidence suggests Ayla may be dead.

"There was blood found inside the home. We've also disclosed it was Ayla's. We have not been more specific than that," said McCausland.

Reynolds told Ward that in January police showed her a slideshow of the blood evidence.

"Just seeing that made me…just…I lost it and we started with seeing all the blood," said Reynolds. "It started with me seeing it on a baby doll, on her princess slippers, on her car seat, on the shoulder strap. It didn't stop once we got started. It didn't stop."

Reynolds' family produced a diagram based on where they were told the blood was found: on the first floor in Ayla's room, on her bed, blood on her baby doll, her pillow and her blanket. In the living room the forensic chemical Luminol located a silver-dollar-size blood stain on the couch. In the basement, where DiPietro's bed was located, there was a blood stain on his mattress and sheets along with possible vomit.

"Mainly where all of Ayla's blood was found was down in the basement where Justin slept," said Reynolds.

Reynolds said DiPietro told her: "don't worry about it, it's no big deal."

"We know Trista has disclosed a number of things recently. We have no criticism of what she said. We are not going to confirm or deny specifics," said McCausland.

Ward tried reaching out to DiPietro's family but no one answered the door of their home or called him back.

"I want to know where Ayla is. I want to know what her last day was like. I think, as a mom, I deserve to know those things," said Reynolds.

Anyone with information about Ayla Reynolds is asked to call Maine State Police at 207-624-7076.

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