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More Ayla relatives take polygraph
The exam was administered Friday by Maine State Police at Cumberland County Jail in Portland, she said, but the polygraph administrator couldn't conclude the exam because Hanson's daily medications interfered with the results. Hanson takes "muscle relaxers, pain-killers, depression medication and an antibiotic," she said.
Hanson said she offered to suspend her medication and retake the exam later, but police didn't offer a direct response, she said.
"muscle relaxers, pain-killers, depression medication and an antibiotic,"
What passes for "recovery" nowadays.
I take an anti-depressant, a muscle-relaxer, and ibuprofen (I was in a car accident in November) and I function perfectly well. If you were to add in a narcotic pain reliever (which I personally refuse to take), I'd be a gobsmacking moron. However, I would find it very difficult to lie...
Police: Blood found at Ayla Reynolds’ father’s home
McCausland called the discovery of the blood “troubling.”
“We have questioned the three adults that were there in the home that night,” McCausland told The Associated Press. “We believe they have not given us the full story.”
Ayla was 20 months old when she disappeared. A vigil in her honor was being held Saturday in downtown Waterville.
blood was found in the basement of 29 Violette
Now the screws begin to tighten. Father kills child in a moment of rage and friend(s) help him clean it up. I'm so sorry for you Ayla! You deserved better from this life. We promise that justice will be done.
Hmmm... I can see how the facts might fit that, especially the father's supposed text message that night about being concerned someone might take the child. Do you have any info Jim, or is that just conjecture?
Just my best guess based on the new reporting on the case. The news reports are saying when the police showed him photographs of the luminol blood stains he just walked out on them. They have apparently found blood and if they can obtain DNA then its probably safe to assume she was killed at the residence. Police will turn up the pressure on the others present and will get someone to roll on the father I'm sure. It's still not clear to me who was in the house that night besides the father and Ayla.
Explains a lot in this, as well:
Mr DiPietro says whether he was told he failed the test by police is 'irrelevant' as he has not physically seen the results himself.
Missing Maine toddler's father takes polygraph test but says results are 'irrelevant'
Very close parsing.
I'm not coming to a conclusion, but I think you're in the detectives' heads, Jim.
The car coming and going that night, and other matters, seem to fit with this theory. The police would have dragged the river because that would suspect that the body was dumped there. Unless the kid wandered off, and I'm not postitive she didn't, someone knows where the body is. That will be the only "closure."
The luminus test is strong circumstantial evidence, and suggests a pretty thorough clean-up. If DNA can not be identified, that is a heavy burden over the father's head, he would almost be expect to prove it WASN'T the child's blood. Even if found to be the child's blood, that, in itself, does not prove that the father killed the child, it would depend on how much blood was beleived to be there, certainly a difficult fact to explain away.
Expect Nancy Grace to increase her attention to the case.
Awful situation all around. I can imagine the anguish the mother would be in as these facts unfold.
This case is beginning to smell a bit like the case of Susan Smith, the mother who caused her car to go into the lake with her two children inside, strapped into their child seats. She gave many convincing, tear-shedding interviews, until the truth came out....finally.
[url=http://crime.about.com/od/murder/a/susan_smith.htm]Susan Smith, Murderess[/url]
Adults withholding information on Ayla's disappearancePolice said Saturday that the three adults who last saw Ayla Reynolds are withholding information and… that someone slipped into the house and took Ayla “doesn’t pass the straight-face test.”
The comments came the same day that police confirmed blood was found in the basement of the house during a search several weeks ago.
“There were three adults in the home, and their version of events is not backed up by any forensic evidence…”
6:40 pm EST January 27, 2012
"Blood Found In Home Where Missing Maine Toddler Last Seen"
The game is over Justin! Time to come clean.
Ayla investigators doubt story
As Ayla Reynolds' parents meet at vigil, police say information is being withheld
By Amy Calder firstname.lastname@example.org
"There were three adults in the home, and their version of events is not backed up by any forensic evidence that we have located," McCausland said Saturday afternoon. "That someone slipped into the home in the middle of the night, while three adults are there ... that someone went into the bedroom where Ayla was sleeping alone, removed her and vanished into the night -- and that the three adults did not see or hear anything -- doesn't pass the straight-face test."
This is a must read alot of info, to long to post a must read
MOTHER: Trista Reynolds takes a moment during a vigil for her missing daughter in Castonguay Square in Waterville on Saturday.
BALLOONS: Justin DiPietro, far left, and Trista Reynolds, center left, parents of missing toddler Ayla Reynolds, release balloons during a vigil in Castonguay Square in Waterville. Becca Hanson, right center, mother of Trista Reynolds, and Amanda Benner, far right, friend of Trista Reynolds, also are seen.
About the Susan Smith case[can you believe its been almost 20 years]
Before the Waterville case, the top aspect of the Susan Smith story i remember was how 'criminal profilers that are experts at body language' [i am not sure what the official title is] were saying, they knew she was not telling the truth from almost the beginning because she kept shutting her eye lips as she spoke.
It seems pretty obvious, to anyone interested in criminal investigations, and logical thinking, that the State Police spokesman released this information, at this time, for a specific purpose.
It seems to me that just enough was released to let the public, and any people close to the scene of the crime that night, know that the police know something very wrong happened thus, hopefully, someone, or several, who have some knowledge, may be willing to share it so that they do not get dragged into the mess in the end.
I have strongly suspected, since the beginning, that those who were in that house that night all know what happened.
The thing about rats is that they will turn on one another when a little pressure is applied.
I think this new info was that "pressure".
I bet it won't take too long now!
Video of event
“They haven’t given the full story, but this family has gone through so much pain, so much hurt,” said Reynolds, who lives in Portland. “We’re going into two months now and don’t know anything, and all we get is the runaround.”
SKF, can you forward to me how to post video please
Reports from family now confirming that the blood evidence found in the basement of the residence has been confirmed as that of Alya Reynolds. I'm curious if a Grand Jury is hearing evidence in this case and if they are I'm betting we're getting close to some indictments.
The information that the Maine State Police released this weekend, in my mind, was very carefully calculated to have a certain result, or they would have remained silent.
My best guess is that they think they know what happened and the hope is that if they let out that they know there was a serious crime, then one or more of those people who were in the house that night will roll over on the guy who did it, in order to save themselves from a worse fate, and what the police are looking for is someone who can be a witness for the state.
I am not convinced that dad may have done something, or someone else may have.
But I agree with Jim, this will break shortly I bet.
Blood found at missing toddler's home is Ayla Reynolds'
Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland said Sunday night said that testing has revealed that at least some of the blood samples that were found in the home during a December search belong to Ayla.
McCausland also said Saturday state police took several hundred pieces of potential evidence from the home, including the blood, during a full-scale investigation in late December.
In the what its worths departments, reporter Michele McPhee from Channel 5 Boston who i believe first broke the story about blood found in the basement, she has been in the Waterville area to report on the missing baby. She is the female equivalent/version of Howie Carr. Like Carr, an excellent ,aggressive, investigator reporter that gets to the bottom of stories.
woodcanoe: This case is beginning to smell a bit like the case of Susan Smith, the mother who caused her car to go into the lake with her two children inside, strapped into their child seats. She gave many convincing, tear-shedding interviews, until the truth came out....finally.
Susan Smith, Murderess
Good point again woodcanoe.
Just remembered a major second point that was made in the Susan Smith case. FBI profilers/Experts in reading body lanaguage who said they knew Smith was not telling the truth from the beginning, they mentioned Smith kept blinking her eyes as she spoke about what happen to her children, they also mentioned another giveaway was Smith kept talking about 'herself' and the agony she was going though and seldom spoke about her children.
There is something about the way this is worded "some of the blood samples are Alya's". Kind of makes me wonder who else's they found in there and if they were close together.
I lost a cat once for 4 days. I drove up and down every street in a 1 mile radius, twice a day. Walked around the neighborhood multiple times. Made multiple calls. I ate absolutely nothing for 4 days because my appetite was gone. I was close to clinical depression as much as anytine in my life. I would not talk to anyone. Finally the cat showed up on day 4, all matted and battered up. ~Empirefalls
Same here, only I also walked the woods at night with a flashlight to look, hoping the light would shine in his eyes. He came back after 2 days and I didn't sleep a wink.
I cannot fathom losing a child. I'd weigh 1/2 what I do now and be a total wreck, not to mention always searching and not attending 'vigils'.
According to the news articles, the police didn't verify the blood results until the mother's Facebook page released the information.
The LEOs had told the family, but not the media. After the mother released the information, the police verified the findings.
Kind of makes me wonder who else's they found in there and if they were close together.
"At least some" doesn't eliminate the possibility that they were all Ayla's.
Investigators: No evidence Ayla Reynolds was abducted Morning Sentinel Story
"We've followed every conceivable piece of evidence that would follow their version of events, and we have found not one piece of evidence that supports an abduction," he said today.
Ronald Reynolds said he is convinced the adults in DiPietro's house have more information than they have shared.
"Every day, it gets hotter and hotter," he said. "I hope they pull them back in, set them down and give them the opportunity to say something."
Trista Reynolds, center, mother of Ayla Reynolds, is comforted by her friend Amanda Benner, during a vigil in Castonguay Square in Waterville for missing toddler Ayla Reynolds on Saturday.
Michael G. Seamans/Staff Photographer
Investigators say there is no evidence toddler Ayla Reynolds was abducted Bangor Daily story
“Our first priority is finding Ayla,” said McCausland. At one point the spokesman said “some of the samples taken from the home were Ayla’s.” Asked if investigators have found anyone else’s blood, McCausland declined to respond, citing the ongoing investigation. He also declined to say how much blood was found or what objects or areas it was found in or on
Police: Ayla Reynolds' dad not telling all
WATERVILLE — Unable to find any evidence missing toddler Ayla Reynolds was abducted, police today pressed the three adults who were home with her on the night she disappeared to provide a full account of what happened.
State and local detectives believe Justin DiPietro, the girl's father, and two other adults know more than they've told investigators so far, said Steve McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety.
"Justin DiPietro declined to comment today, brushing past an Associated
Press reporter outside his house without addressing questions before
going inside and emphatically closing the door. The AP couldn't find
phone numbers for his girlfriend or his sister."
Thre pressure continues to build on the three who were in the house with Ayla that night. Whoever killed her is trying to apply pressure on the other two, but the other two are now beginning to look for a way out! I trust that the authorities are watching them all very closely! You will have justice Ayla!
You think they're bugging the cell phones?
Police Believe Missing Maine Toddler Dead
Ayla Reynolds Blood Found, Police Say
5:38 pm EST January 30, 2012
WATERVILLE, Maine -- Investigators who have spent six weeks looking for 20-month-old Ayla Reynolds believe the missing Maine toddler is dead and have intensified the search for her body, Newscenter 5’s Michele McPhee reported Monday.
Note: also a report this report is inaccurate..update in a momnet