A missing toddler’s mom gave chase to her ex with a dozen or so supporters in tow outside a Maine courthouse on Wednesday. This comes on the heels of the missing toddler’s mom going public with evidence that police shared with her about her daughter’s disappearance two years ago, according to Boston.com on Sept. 25.
Ayla Reynolds went missing from her father’s Waterville, Maine home in December 2011 and Justin DiPietro maintains he has no idea who took his toddler daughter. DiPietro, who had custody of the toddler, lived in the home with his mother. The missing toddler’s mom, Trista Reynolds, believes her ex has something to do with Ayla’s disappearance, which the evidence seems to point to.
Police told Trista Reynolds that they suspect foul play and DiPietro and the others in that house the night of Ayla’s disappearance “have not been totally forthcoming.” The missing toddler’s mom is pressuring prosecutors to bring charges against the toddler’s father.
Trista Reynolds has been releasing details of the evidence to the press that she said police have told her about the case of Ayla, who was just 20-months old when she went missing. She said police told her that Ayla’s blood was found in multiple spots inside DiPietro’s home.
DiPietro was in court yesterday for an unrelated case. When Trista Reynolds got wind of his appearance at the court, she showed up with supporters and literally chased DiPietro down. The small crowd called him “murderer” as they chased him and his lawyer down the street and into a parking lot. The two men finally ducked into the police station to get away from them.
Confrontations inside the courthouse between the two families were broken up by court bailiffs multiple times. DiPietro and his mother continue to say that the toddler was taken by strangers.
He declined comment outside the courthouse after showing up to face charges for allegedly assaulting a former girlfriend in Portland. Police dropped the assault charge because the ex-girlfriend was uncooperative. He pleaded guilty to violating conditions of his release and got four days in jail.
It remains to be seen if prosecutors will reopen the case of the missing toddler as her mom continues to push for this to happen.