It is sad that it has come to the point of offering reward money to find Ayla.

The person or persons responsible for this need to do the right thing. They need to step up and fess up to this travesty.

When we hold a child in our arms, they look at us and smile. They trust that we will love them and keep them out of harm’s way.

I could not help but shed a tear for this little girl, and I will make no apology for wearing my emotions on my sleeve.

Let’s find Ayla and make sure she will be in a safe place and no more harm will come to her.

I hope those responsible will bring Ayla home.

Dave Welch

Mercer