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Ayla Reynolds Declared Dead – NOT TRUE

30 May

I apologize to anyone who may have wondered why I hadn’t started a new post about the declaration of Ayla’s death. I had no way to verify the validity of the document and I didn’t want to risk putting out false information. It now is in the media so here’s what we know:

Update: We now know that false information was put out even in the media. Here’s an update from WMUR

A judge has approved the next step in declaring Ayla Reynolds dead.

The 20-month-old has been missing for more than five years.

A Cumberland County probate judge on May 18 appointed her mother, Trista Reynolds, of Portland, as the personal representative of her estate.

Reynolds has filed a petition with the court to formally declare Ayla dead.

A hearing on the petition is scheduled for Sept. 21 at 9 a.m.

From WMUR and WMTW

Ayla Reynolds, the 20-month-old who has been missing for more than five years, has been declared dead by a judge.

A Cumberland County probate judge declared Ayla dead on May 17 and appointed her mother, Trista Reynolds, of Portland, as the personal representative of her estate.

From WABI 

State police launched a massive search for Ayla and later said they believed she was dead.

According to documents on file on the Cumberland County Probate Court website, DiPietro now lives in California.

No charges have ever been filed in Ayla’s disappearance.

In my opinion it’s a sad day when the declaration of a child’s death can be considered progress, but when that child’s life was destroyed, unfortunately it is one of the steps in the process of achieving justice.

It’s also a sad day when anyone would blame the mother of the deceased child for not making it public when they have no knowledge of what actions were going on behind the scene or her reasons for not making it known immediately.   

 

***Update from CM

Hanson and the family’s lawyer in the case, William Childs, could not be immediately reached for comment Tuesday.

In a petition filed May 24 in Cumberland County Probate Court, Childs writes that the court appointed Trista Reynolds as “Personal Representative of the Estate of Ayla Bell Reynolds” on May 18. The petition says no death certificate was been issued yet for Reynolds and requests that a court hearing be scheduled to determine whether the child is dead.

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23 responses to “Ayla Reynolds Declared Dead – NOT TRUE

  1. Grace Wilson

    May 30, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    What is with all the references to false information? I have never put a single lie or falsehood on my blog except to point them out. Perilously close to slander and libel….

     
    • Grace Wilson

      May 30, 2017 at 12:40 pm

      MM, you could have contacted me and asked for proof, I certainly would have shared it with you. The nerve.

       
  2. Grace Wilson

    May 30, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    And yes, I do question why she kept it quiet, since the public had the right to know. If she’d wanted to keep it to herself, she should have paid for it herself.

     
  3. mountain mama

    May 30, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    Get off your high horse Grace.

     
  4. mountain mama

    May 30, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    Jeff Hanson, Reynolds’ step-grandfather, said last year that the Reynolds family planned to pursue a civil lawsuit against DiPietro that would possibly include allegations of child endangerment and wrongful death, calling the declaration of Ayla’s death “the first step to hold those accountable for baby Ayla’s demise.”

    Hanson and the family’s lawyer in the case, William Childs, could not be immediately reached for comment Tuesday.

    In a petition filed May 24 in Cumberland County Probate Court, Childs writes that the court appointed Trista Reynolds as “Personal Representative of the Estate of Ayla Bell Reynolds” on May 18. The petition says no death certificate was been issued yet for Reynolds and requests that a court hearing be scheduled to determine whether the child is dead.

    http://www.centralmaine.com/2017/05/30/missing-waterville-child-ayla-reynolds-declared-dead-by-court/

     
    • mountain mama

      May 30, 2017 at 1:30 pm

      How can Ayla be declared dead on May 17 if the hearing to declare her dead hasn’t been scheduled yet as of May 24?

       
      • Grace Wilson

        May 30, 2017 at 1:45 pm

        She wasn’t. I misunderstood the document. I corrected my blog too. There were further documents added this morning that weren’t available last week. See, I have no problem admitting when I’m wrong.

         
        • mountain mama

          May 30, 2017 at 1:49 pm

          Then you admit you were wrong putting out information you hadn’t verified with anyone related to the case? And you think I should’ve just gotten proof from you? Pfft.

           
        • Grace Wilson

          May 30, 2017 at 1:51 pm

          The info I put out reflected the information available to me at the time. It was not a lie or fake.

           
        • Grace Wilson

          May 30, 2017 at 1:54 pm

          The first two news stations made the same mistake…just saying…

           
        • mountain mama

          May 30, 2017 at 1:59 pm

          “The first two news stations made the same mistake…just saying…”

          Hopefully they will apologize to Ayla’s family and the public. Just saying…

           
  5. mountain mama

    May 30, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    In a few weeks the public will understand what is going on. Never good to jump to conclusions when in the dark. I probably should’ve waited the 2 weeks before saying anything. Remember I said there could be reasons behind the scene?

    As part of the legal process, a probate judge signed a document declaring Ayla dead to move the process forward and to appoint her mother as personal representative.

    Attorney William Childs declined to clarify the matter Tuesday, saying he’d hold a news conference in a “couple of weeks” to update the media.

    http://wtop.com/national/2017/05/hearing-soon-on-declaration-of-death-of-tot-who-disappeared/

     
  6. Karen

    May 30, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    Thank you MM.
    It is interesting that Justin is in California.

     
    • mountain mama

      May 30, 2017 at 6:02 pm

      If he still is…

       
      • Karen

        May 30, 2017 at 7:42 pm

        Mexico? Canada? He could run. Maybe that’s why it was quiet? People who paid probably want Justin in the picture.

        I hope Elesha, Courtney and anyone else involved, can be included in case.

         
        • Anonymous

          May 30, 2017 at 8:26 pm

          Karen I agree. They each are responsible for their own actions. Especially this never ending very wrong hell that is perpetuated every day. the Dipietro’s are not victims,,, they are perpetuating a never ending hell. Ayla’s mother has always deserved her daughter be kept safe to begin with and then she deserved her baby back no matter what the circumstances and deserved the truth.

           
  7. Anonymous

    May 30, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    Thank you mm for this post. It certainly was confusing information.

    What Ayla’s family is ‘forced’ to go through … And to be very specific, I mean Ayla’s real loving family Trista and the Reynolds. Phoebe arranged a kidnapping, Justin went along with it, all dramatic and bullying. And there is the person or persons who aided Phoebe and Justin by their own personal choice, They have not even suffered the loss of their job. To be clear, they aided Phoebe not Ayla. Besides losing Ayla this whole process for Trista and her family has to be hell. I hope there is some consequence for everything that is wrongly and evil-y being done.

     
  8. Anonymous

    May 30, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    http://www.wmur.com/article/video-shows-great-white-shark-attacking-kayaker-in-monterey-bay/9944958
    Ayla Reynolds disappeared five years ago
    WMUR | Updated: 12:07 PM EST Dec 15, 2016 Frank O’Laughlin

    May 30, 2017 | 1:55 PM | Article
    Judge approves next step in declaring missing Maine toddler dead

    A judge has approved the next step in declaring Ayla Reynolds dead.

     
  9. mountain mama

    May 31, 2017 at 8:21 am

    This article makes things a bit clearer.

    Trista Reynolds has commented for stories about her daughter in the past, but in a brief phone interview Tuesday afternoon she directed questions to her family’s attorney, William Childs.

    In a phone interview, Childs said there are a “couple of things I’ve got to get squared away” before doing a news conference or interviews. He plans to make an announcement about the case in roughly two weeks.

    AYLA PRESUMED DEAD BY JUDGE

    On May 17, Cumberland County Probate Judge Joseph Mazziotti named Trista Reynolds the personal representative of Ayla’s estate. Mazziotti’s order, which states Ayla “is dead,” led some Maine news outlets to erroneously report Tuesday that the court had declared the child dead.

    But for Mazziotti to appoint Trista Reynolds as the estate representative, he had to determine that Ayla was presumed dead. Under Maine law, someone who has been missing for five years or more is presumed dead, said Kelly Bunch, Cumberland County deputy register of probate.

    In a petition filed May 24 in Cumberland County Probate Court, Childs noted that the court had appointed Trista Reynolds as a personal representative of Ayla’s estate. The petition says no death certificate has been issued yet and requests that a court hearing be scheduled to consider a formal declaration of Ayla’s death.

    http://www.pressherald.com/2017/05/30/ayla-reynolds-missing-since-2011-declared-dead/

     
    • msperidot19

      May 31, 2017 at 9:04 am

      Thank You

       
      • mountain mama

        May 31, 2017 at 9:05 am

        It’s been so confusing hasn’t it MsP?

         
  10. anna

    June 29, 2017 at 8:00 am

    Trista and her family never leave my thoughts and prayers as they move forward with trying to find their precious baby girl. It is time to have some integrity put back in Journalism to prevent constant, unnecessary pain for victims of crimes like this.

    MM, you are amazing for all you have and keep doing to keep us informed on the truth in regards to this case. Thank you.

     
 
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