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I finally got a chance to listen to this whole clip today. I transcribed most of it, but not all. There are some parts where Michelle and Patrick were solely discussing the CCS and its funding that I left out. There were a few interesting tidbits…
MM: We welcome Patrick Day to the show. Welcome to the Michelle McPhee show. Thank you for being patient with us today.
PD: Thank you for having me and that’s no problem. I’m glad that you can take some time and talk about the cold case squad and the issue and Ayla’s case and the sad fact is Ayla’s case is not the only case…
We have poor Ayla Reynolds, 20 months old from Waterville, we have little 8 month old Aisha Dickinson from Bangor Maine that was 8 months old and every bone in her body was broken and 3 people in the house and nobody arrested.
MM: It’s astonishing. And with the Ayla Reynolds case I remember Steve McCausland telling me, and he caused a big bru-ha-ha over this, that we are hopeful that Ayla’s coming home. Her Mom is not so hopeful, evidence in the house would suggest that’s never going to happen and the police actions certainly confirm that they were looking for a body not a missing little girl. And now it’s clear that my reporting has come, been confirmed, sad as that reporting is, and you never want to, look you’re talking about a beautiful little 20 month old girl so you certainly don’t want the story to be accurate but the story is 100% accurate and this little girl has yet to come home.
PD: And no one is held responsible for it in any of these cases. You know, they go for years and years and years and no one is ever held responsible. And when 3 adults are in a house and a 20 month old baby disappears somebody should be held responsible
MM: And when 2 of the 3 adults fail a lie detector test that should be an indicator that something went wrong that night, when police evidence cameras pick up a large amount of blood splatter that would be another indicator that she didn’t wander off in her pj’s.
PD: Right. And that’s why we want the Cold Case Squad in Maine so desperately, for all the other kids. You’ve got Jenna Crabtree down in Windham Maine that was 3 years old and she was beaten to death as well and just her mother and father were in the house, I mean, this is a repeated occurrence throughout some of these cases is that one or two people were around but yet there’s nobody being held responsible and no arrests made. The question is why?
MM: The question is why and here’s an even bigger question because when you consider the cost, it’s almost nothing to create a cold case squad…
PD: …because it’s about justice and getting killers off our streets.
MM: Somebody out there killed that little girl, we all know it, and that person is still walking among us so that’s why a cold case squad is so critically important. What is the latest on the Ayla Reynolds case? GQ just do me a favor and Google Ayla Reynolds and get me some sound. There’s a video, it’s heartbreaking absolutely heartbreaking, of this little girl playing and she’s beautiful. So Patrick Day’s calling us and he’s been a big force behind making sure there’s a cold case squad primarily for Ayla Reynolds but for so many other victims. I mean, where does that case stand right now?
PD: As far as I know the case is stale. They really have nothing, they’re waiting for somebody to come forward and tell something that they know and so we constantly ask people on our website, on our Facebook page, on our Twitter account, we’re constantly saying Look – there were 3 people in that house and they have friends and somebody knows something and so we challenge people. With all the cold cases, somebody knows something. And whether you’re not talking out of fear, whether you’re not talking out of shame, whatever it is just do the right thing and stand up and say something. Give Ayla, give every victim, the dignity of being buried and having their family grieve over them and being able to say goodbye and not have to wait and suffer and go on like this. This is shameful and I know that she was even the fact that she was taken to her Dad’s and that whole process was messed up and with the DHHS…
MM: Now let’s be abundantly clear, no one has been charged in this case with the disappearance of Ayla Reynolds who was last seen at her father’s house in Waterville Maine on December 17th just days before Christmas. She was wearing her little pj’s. No one’s ever seen her again. We do know there was large blood splatters found in the room where she was sleeping, we do know that the father and his girlfriend did not pass lie detector tests according to my police sources and that I know you probably have information that’s more updated, that’s accurate.
PD: Yup. Yup. And that’s it. You know if people …and it’s hard to justify not making an arrest and I know the police department have their reasons and I don’t understand them, I’m not in law enforcement, I’ve never been in law enforcement. I was a butler for 22 years so my mentality to this whole thing is way different. My view point is, you know what, if they’re in a house alone with a kid and the kids dead, take em all to jail. That’s, you know, I understand that that’s not necessarily reality but my old man in me says you know what, they’re all guilty so take em all to jail and let them rot there until they decide to come forward. And ya know, maybe we need to make some changes in our laws so that that can happen. There’s many questions as to the Ayla Reynolds case and why it’s been allowed to go unsolved. And just like with the other cases I mentioned.
“we do know that the father and his girlfriend did not pass lie detector tests according to my police sources.”
Does it make more sense to you now why Phoebe and Elisha got a separate attorney?
“We have poor Ayla Reynolds, 20 months old from Waterville, we have little 8 month old Aisha Dickinson from Bangor Maine that was 8 months old and every bone in her body was broken and 3 people in the house and nobody arrested.”
“You’ve got Jenna Crabtree down in Windham Maine that was 3 years old and she was beaten to death as well and just her mother and father were in the house, I mean, this is a repeated occurrence throughout some of these cases is that one or two people were around but yet there’s nobody being held responsible and no arrests made. The question is why?”