Distraught mother complains of pap in the mysterious case of toddler Ayla Reynolds who disappeared seven years ago

Trista Reynolds keeps a picture of Justin DiPietro, estranged father of her missing daughter Ayla Reynolds, during a press conference, Monday

The mother of a toddler whose disappearance caused the largest criminal investigation in Maine's history broke out in an emotional press conference on Monday when she announced that she was suing the girl's father for wrongful death.

The tearful speech of Trista Reynolds in Portland came on the seventh anniversary of the date that the 20-month-old Ayla Reynolds was reported missing by her father Justin DiPietro in Waterville.

Although the body was never found and no charges were filed, a judge declared her legally dead in 2017 and the mother is hoping to discover more details about what happened when she disappeared.

& # 39; When we celebrate Ayla's anniversary, I wonder if this haunts you, Justin, & # 39; said Reynolds to the media as she held the outside meeting in snow. & # 39; I wonder if our daughter is chasing your dreams or seeing her blue eyes when you & # 39; shut your eyes at night. I wonder if you even think about that night – that night you killed her. & # 39;

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Trista Reynolds keeps a picture of Justin DiPietro, estranged father of her missing daughter Ayla Reynolds, during a press conference, Monday

Trista Reynolds keeps a picture of Justin DiPietro, estranged father of her missing daughter Ayla Reynolds, during a press conference, Monday

Ayla Reynolds was missing in December 2011 from her father's home in Waterville, Maine. Ayla has never been found and the research remains open, although the investigating magistrate officially declared her dead in 2017

Ayla Reynolds was missing in December 2011 from her father's home in Waterville, Maine. Ayla has never been found and the research remains open, although the investigating magistrate officially declared her dead in 2017

DiPietro said at the time that he had put Ayla in bed and found that she was gone the next morning, but no evidence that she was snatched away

DiPietro said at the time that he had put Ayla in bed and found that she was gone the next morning, but no evidence that she was snatched away

Ayla Reynolds was missing in December 2011 from the home of her father Justin DiPietro in Waterville, Maine

The mother of Ayla Reynolds holds a press conference

The mother of Ayla Reynolds, Trista Reynolds, and her lawyer hold a press conference in Portland, Maine. Today it is seven years ago that the 20-year-old was gone.

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The little girl's blood was found in DiPietro's house and car and law enforcement officials said that he withholds information about her disappearance.

Although there is no version of the story in the process, Reynolds sues the father for intentional unjust actions & # 39; and Ayla to be subjected to "pre-death pain, anxiety, terror and physical injury & # 39 ;.

While she promised to "live in a courtroom until the day I get justice for her", the mother told reporters that she often wondered if her daughter was calling her or that she was strong stayed & # 39 ;.

DiPietro claims that she has strayed from the possession or has been abducted, but the police have ruled out the fact that there was false play.

Reynolds is determined to find out where he is serving the lawsuit. His last known address was in California according to Reynolds' pro deo lawyer.

The legal representative said that they had previously tried to serve him in relation to other matters, but a man who was remarkably & # 39; looked like DiPietro, claimed he was not him.

Mother Trista Reynolds filed an unlawful death sentence, seven years after the day the toddler disappeared

Mother Trista Reynolds filed an unlawful death sentence, seven years after the day the toddler disappeared

Mother Trista Reynolds filed an unlawful death sentence, seven years after the day the toddler disappeared

Lawyer William Childs (left) said the trial is about 'trying to figure out how Ayla was murdered', also pictured are Reynolds, Jeff Hanson (second from left), Trista Reynolds stepfather, and Kevin Cady (right) a private investigator working on the case

Lawyer William Childs (left) said the trial is about 'trying to figure out how Ayla was murdered', also pictured are Reynolds, Jeff Hanson (second from left), Trista Reynolds stepfather, and Kevin Cady (right) a private investigator working on the case

Lawyer William Childs (left) said the trial is about 'trying to figure out how Ayla was murdered', also pictured are Reynolds, Jeff Hanson (second from left), Trista Reynolds stepfather, and Kevin Cady (right) a private investigator working on the case

She hopes that depositions related to the suit will help resolve the matter and, although filing, as well strives for a cash prize from DiPietro, the mother suspects that he probably has no money to provide.

Her lawyer William Childs said the process is more about "trying to find out how Ayla was murdered, why Ayla was murdered and where Ayla was murdered."

Detectives have said in the past that adults in the house where Ayla was last seen live know more than they shared with authorities.

The blood of the little girl was found in the house of Justin DiPietro and car and police have said that he withholds information

The blood of the little girl was found in the house of Justin DiPietro and car and police have said that he withholds information

The blood of the little girl was found in the house of Justin DiPietro and car and police have said that he withholds information

The house was owned by Phoebe DiPietro – the mother of Justin and the grandmother of Ayla – and the current adults are Justins sister Elisha DiPietro and his then girlfriend Courtney Roberts.

According to a GoFundMe page launched last week to raise funds for civil action, Ayla had lived with her father for 59 days when she disappeared.

At that time the baby broke her arm, which he thought was due to the fact that he had dropped her while he was carrying her.

Reynolds' lawyer also said that the child was afraid of her father and the child's aunt, the sister of Trista, warned authorities when they took the baby to live with her father that it was a bad idea.

He added that Justin's mother admitted that she had lied to the police to cover her son when she was first questioned by law enforcement agencies and the women in the house at the time of Ayla & # 39; s death refused to do a polygraph test. to do.

The crowdfunding page, which raised $ 1,500 of a $ 25,000 target in the first four days, noted that Justin had taken out insurance on Ayla's life in the time she lived with him.

Reynolds' lawyer hopes that the money will pay for experts in the field of blood spatter, criminologists, polygraphs, private investigators, interrogators, statements, body language experts and statement analyzes.

Reynolds read Monday from a statement: "Justin, I promise you, wherever you are, one day you will have to see me and tell the truth about what really happened to Ayla. You can not hide from it here forever. & # 39;

A sworn testimony from DiPietro and others who were in the house, who might be helped with subpoenas, can help shed light on what exactly happened that night. Reynolds said she hopes that it forms the basis for any criminal charges.

Phoebe DiPietro (left), grandmother of missing toddler Ayla Reynolds, is comforted by an unknown woman during a wake for Reynolds in the center of Waterville on March 3, 2012. Ayla lived in her home for 59 days when she died

Phoebe DiPietro (left), grandmother of missing toddler Ayla Reynolds, is comforted by an unknown woman during a wake for Reynolds in the center of Waterville on March 3, 2012. Ayla lived in her home for 59 days when she died

Phoebe DiPietro (left), grandmother of missing toddler Ayla Reynolds, is comforted by an unknown woman during a wake for Reynolds in the center of Waterville on March 3, 2012. Ayla lived in her home for 59 days when she died

Justin & # 39; s sister Elisha DiPietro and his former girlfriend Courtney Roberts were present on the night that Ayla was missing

Justin & # 39; s sister Elisha DiPietro and his former girlfriend Courtney Roberts were present on the night that Ayla was missing

Justin & # 39; s sister Elisha DiPietro and his former girlfriend Courtney Roberts were present on the night that Ayla was missing

The investigation remains open and the spokesperson Steve McCausland of the Maine State Police said Monday that the police will remain as committed as we were seven years ago & # 39; to solve it.

Ayla was last seen in a pajamas with the words & # 39; Daddy & # 39; s Princess & # 39; on it.

Trista Reynolds now lives in South Portland and has two young children. She said that every year in December she burns a pink candle in Ayla & # 39; s name.

& # 39; We've been working on this for seven years, & # 39; she said before the press conference, so I have to have hope somewhere. & # 39;

DiPietro has not sent any phone calls back to the Associated Press. An e-mail to an address listed under his name has been returned by a user who has refused to respond.

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