WATERVILLE — Law enforcement officials say about one-third of the 1,200 tips they received during the investigation into the disappearance of a Waterville toddler came from people claiming to be psychics.

Ayla Reynolds was 20 months old when she was reported missing from her father’s home on Dec. 17.

Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland and Waterville Police Chief Joseph Massey tell the Bangor Daily News tips from psychics are not ignored even though they are treated differently from tips from people with specific information.

They say they have never known a psychic tip to lead to a major break in an investigation.

Police have ruled out the possibility that Ayla was abducted and have said they don’t expect to find her alive.

No one has been charged in her disappearance.

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