Missing toddler's mom says photos looked like 'a murder scene'

Ayla Reynolds was reported missing from a Waterville, Maine, home on Dec. 17, 2011. (Photo:...

Ayla Reynolds was reported missing from a Waterville, Maine, home on Dec. 17, 2011. (Photo: united4ayla.com/QMI AGENCY)

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A Maine mother whose 20-month-old daughter went missing in 2011 has revealed photos she was shown by police looked like "a murder scene."

"I had to actually...I shut it off. I asked them to stop," Trista Reynolds told CNN.

"What I thought right off my head was it was a murder scene," she told the network. "There was just like Ayla's blood...everywhere."

Maine State Police say Ayla Reynolds was reported missing from a Waterville, Maine, home on Dec. 17, 2011. Her father, Justin DiPietro, reported the toddler missing, but police said investigators have ruled out any possibility Ayla left the house on her own or that she was abducted.

"Investigators discovered Ayla's blood in the basement of her home, and the three adults who were in the home at the time are withholding information. Police believe that Ayla is probably dead," police said on their website.

On Wednesday, Trista Reynolds was outside a Portland, Maine, court where DiPietro was facing charges in an unrelated case, the Bangor Daily News reported. She yelled at DiPietro's mother, Phoebe DiPietro, who in turn accused Reynolds of knowing what really happened to the little girl.

"Trista can say and do what she wants," Phoebe DiPietro wrote in a statement provided to CNN. "We choose to hold on to hope that Ayla will be found."

On Thursday, a new post appeared on the website united4ayla.com calling on authorities to make an arrest.


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