WATERVILLE — Police on Saturday confirmed that blood was found in the basement of missing toddler Ayla Reynolds house and intimated that those who last saw her are not telling the full truth about what happened the night she disappeared.
The police information was released the same day the child’s estranged parents appeared together for the first time in public, at a vigil outside City Hall.
The vigil drew more than 60 friends, family members and supporters of Justin DiPietro and Trista Reynolds who, in an unusual twist, stood together for photos and later engaged in a lengthy private conversation on the City Hall steps, away from the crowd.
Steve McCausland, spokesman for the state Department of Public Safety, said police believe the three adults who allegedly last saw the toddler Dec. 16 have information they have not given police that may lead to  Ayla’s whereabouts.
“There were three adults in the home, and their version of events is not backed up by any forensic evidence that we have located,” McCausland said Saturday, after the vigil had ended.
 “That someone slipped into the home in the middle of the night, while three adults are there … that someone went into the bedroom where Ayla was sleeping alone, removed her and vanished into the night — and that the three adults did not see or hear anything — doesn’t pass the straight-face test.”

 


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