WATERVILLE — Law enforcement and citizen search parties combed the Violette Avenue neighborhood Sunday where 20-month-old Ayla Reynolds was reported missing Saturday morning.
By afternoon Sunday, the toddler, dressed only in pajamas and wearing a soft cast from a broken arm, had not been found. The FBI has been called in to assist state and local police and the Maine Warden Service.
The little girl was last seen sleeping in her bed at 8 p.m. Friday, Waterville Police Chief Joseph Massey told reporters in a  2 p.m. news conference. She was reported missing at about 9 a.m. Saturday.
“We covered quite a large area up there, unfortunately we were not successful in finding little Ayla,” Massey said. “That is our primary focus; to find a 20-month-old little girl who now has been missing at least 40, 45, hours and bring her home safely.”
She was last seen wearing green, one-piece pajamas with polka dots and the words “Daddy’s Princess” on them. She is 2 feet 9 inches tall, and weighs approximately 30 pounds.
Her left arm is in a sling and soft splint. She has short thin blond hair.
Anyone with information regarding Ayla’s whereabouts is asked to call the Waterville Police Department at 680-4700.

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