Monthly Archives: June 2015

Could this be Ayla?

deer island

Here’s some links so far. I’ve added a map to show Deer Island and it’s location to Maine. Left click on the map to enlarge.


An investigation is underway after the remains of a young girl were found Thursday on Deer Island in Winthrop, officials said.

A woman walking her dog in the area made the discovery around 1 p.m. and called 911.

The remains of the little girl, who was wearing pajamas and was believed to be between 2- to 3-years-old, were found in a trash bag, sources told 5 Investigates.

Officials said they are unable to determine the girl’s ethnicity, and an autopsy by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is expected to be conducted Friday.

Boston Herald 

A woman hiking Deer Island this afternoon discovered the remains of a toddler-aged girl concealed along a walking path, state police said.

State police Lt. Col. Frank Matthews said the woman called state police about 1 p.m. to report the discovery, but they released no other details. Matthews appealed to the public for information including any boats that may have been in the area.

“Any information we can learn either from the water line or the shoreline would be very helpful,” Matthews said.

***Edited to add another link and image. I don’t know if this is Ayla but this is why I think so many suspect it is.

12/17/11 CM

“We’re approaching almost 24 hours and no one knows where a 20-month little girl is and was last seen only in pajamas,” Police Chief Joseph Massey said. “It’s very concerning. We have not been able to locate her with a pretty intensive search of the area.”

The child lives at 29 Violette Ave., off Cool Street. 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.


***Edited to add word from Jeff.

“Official statement: MSP does not believe that it is Ayla, but until an autopsy has been completed they cannot be 100% certain.
Unofficial statement: It is not Ayla.. and like everyone else we wish it was. If not for justice, than for closure.”

Posted by on June 25, 2015 in Uncategorized


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