WATERVILLE, Maine — Family members of a missing toddler in Maine were told by police that the amount of the girl’s blood found in the basement where her father slept was “more than a small cut would produce.”
Police confirmed Sunday night that blood was found in the Waterville home and that some of it came from the missing girl, Ayla Reynolds. State police spokesman Steve McCausland on Monday declined to confirm or deny the statement about blood that relatives posted on a website set up by family members. He says tests are ongoing.
The father, Justin DiPietro, reported Ayla missing on Dec. 17. He’d put her to bed the night before and said she wasn’t there the next morning.
McCausland says three adults were in the home on the night Ayla was last seen and that they’re not giving a full account of what happened. He says DiPietro slept in the partially finished basement where the blood was found.