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Where Are You Justin?

12 Mar

From WGME

Mother of Ayla Reynolds: Time running out to serve missing toddler’s father with lawsuit

“I am begging for the public to help me right now,” said Reynolds.

She posted a plea on social media Tuesday morning, writing that time is running out.

If DiPietro isn’t served with the summons by Sunday, 90 days from when the complaint was filed, the whole case could be tossed out.

 

 

 
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46 responses to “Where Are You Justin?

  1. Anonymous

    March 12, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    I wonder who could help find him? ms.p

     
  2. Karen

    March 13, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    I am sure his mom and sister know where he is but they won’t help. He has done nothing but hide from punishment for 7 years. I am sure he will hide his whole life if possible.

     
  3. Anonymous

    March 13, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    I thought she could notify him through publication? That’s what her attorney said in the presser.

     
  4. Anonymous

    March 14, 2019 at 8:38 am

    Why can’t her attorney file an motion to enlarge service deadline….that’s what we do at work (a law office, when we can’t find someone). Eventually can file for a motion for alternative service.

     
  5. Karen

    March 14, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/mpbn/files/201812/complaint_reynolds_wrongful_death_12172018.pdf

    I did not know if you had read the wrongful death complaint.

    It looks like California news has the story about Justin missing/hiding too. I wonder how long he can keep this up?

     
  6. mountain mama

    March 14, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/03/13/mother-of-ayla-reynolds-asks-court-for-more-time-to-serve-missing-father-in-wrongful-death-suit/

    On Wednesday, Childs asked the court for an additional 60 days to locate DiPietro and recommended serving him by publishing an order for service in newspapers in Maine and California, the state where DiPietro was last known to be living; mailing a copy of the order for service and summons to DiPietro’s mother’s home in Waterville; and leaving a copy of the court’s order, summons and complaint at DiPietro’s last known residence in Winnetka, California.

    If those things are done, Childs said the lawsuit can proceed to the discovery phase regardless of whether DiPietro responds or acknowledges the suit.

     
    • Karen

      March 14, 2019 at 3:58 pm

      I am so glad that the lawsuit can proceed if these things are done!
      The others need to be questioned, maybe they will learn new things from them.

       
    • barbarag816

      March 18, 2019 at 11:24 am

      I, too, am glad to read that there are ways to keep this case going. I hope they find him.

       
  7. lori albanesa

    March 16, 2019 at 10:19 am

    He should never be allowed to live his life without be reminded daily of that beautiful little girl.

    Kyron Hormon’s step mom is followed everywhere she goes and I think the same should be done to Justin and his family. Ayla’s case is not known everywhere. I think if Justin is found posters of Ayla should be put on poles all around his resident and employment.

    Are there any up to date pictures of him that could be passed around on facebook?

     
  8. mountain mama

    March 19, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    Judge grants extension for serving Justin DiPietro, father of Ayla Reynolds, in wrongful death suit
    Though the deadline for serving the father of missing toddler Ayla Reynolds expired March 17, a Cumberland County Superior Court justice this week gave the attorney for her mother a 60-day extension so he can file notice via the newspaper.

    https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/03/19/judge-grants-extension-for-serving-justin-dipietro-in-wrongful-death-suit/

     
  9. KJ

    March 28, 2019 at 9:44 am

    I’m glad you are all still here and pushing to find Justin. I think it is important to the truth, that we never let them forget. KJ

     
    • mountain mama

      March 28, 2019 at 11:56 am

      Hi KJ. I think we all realize that time doesn’t stand still and life goes on but we won’t forget about Ayla. And we won’t let them forget her either.

       
  10. barbarag816

    March 28, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    I read on Ayla’s Angels that this is Courtney Roberts’ business.

    https://www.etsy.com/shop/SweetMayCo

    Wouldn’t Ayla look sweet in a big, pink hair bow? How can she and the others live with themselves?!

     
    • mountain mama

      March 28, 2019 at 6:38 pm

      I have mixed feelings about Courtney but I keep going back to MSP saying the 3 were withholding information.

       
      • barbarag816

        March 29, 2019 at 9:22 am

        I agree. Not being fully cooperative is as good as lying. I keep thinking of how she mocked Trista. Cold, cruel & callous!

         
  11. Karen

    March 28, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    Do we know who is on the list to give their deposition? I assume Trista, Elisha and Courtney.
    How about Phoebe and Derek? Has anyone seen the list?

     
    • mountain mama

      March 28, 2019 at 6:36 pm

      I haven’t seen a list. Will Courtney and Elisha have to give new depositions or will they use the ones from having Ayla declared dead?

       
  12. barbarag816

    March 29, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    This was in the newspaper, but the link to it doesn’t work. I know it’s long, but has a lot of interesting information. Please, God, let this coward be found…

    Wherever you are, “Justin DiPietro, listen up: You have been served.”

    That is the gist of a legal notice in today’s Morning Sentinel, notifying the father of missing toddler Ayla Reynolds that he is being served a summons and complaint for wrongful death in her disappearance.

    William Childs, the lawyer for Reynolds’ mother, Trista Reynolds, is placing legal notices in Maine and California newspapers as an alternative means of serving DiPietro because exhaustive efforts to find him have been unsuccessful. His last known address is in Winnetka, California, where a copy of the order will be delivered. It also will be sent to the home of his mother, Phoebe DiPietro, on Violette Avenue in Waterville.

    The newspaper legal notice is basically a Cumberland County Superior Court order that says DiPietro must file an answer with the court within 41 days after publication in the newspaper.

    A Cumberland County Superior Court justice recently approved a request by Childs and Trista Reynolds for 60 more days in which to serve DiPietro with the wrongful death suit.

    Ayla was 20 months old when she disappeared from Phoebe DiPietro’s house at 29 Violette Ave. in Waterville where the child had been staying with Justin DiPietro. He reported Ayla missing the morning of Dec. 17, 2011, and has claimed she was abducted.

    But police say they believe Ayla is dead, and a judge in 2017 declared her so, paving the way for Trista Reynolds to file the wrongful death suit, a civil suit, in December 2018.

    No one has been charged in the case, though police have said all along that the people staying in the Waterville house the night Ayla disappeared know more about her disappearance than they are saying.

    DiPietro, his sister Elisha DiPietro, and Justin’s then-girlfriend, Courtney Roberts, were in the house that night. Phoebe DiPietro was elsewhere.

    Childs must file the newspaper legal notices with the court to prove the order has been published. A process server in California will deliver a copy of the complaint to Justin DiPietro’s last known address in Winnetka.

    Once the court receives the legal notices, it will issue a discovery schedule whereby Childs can depose witnesses in the wrongful death suit, a process that likely will take several months.

    Asked by phone Thursday what happens if DiPietro does not respond to the newspaper notices, Childs said discovery, including interviews with witnesses, will continue. Efforts to locate him also would continue.

    The court order, signed by Cumberland County Superior Court justice Thomas D. Warren, says DiPietro must file an answer to the order with the court within 41 days after the first publication in the newspaper.

    “Failure to serve an answer will cause judgment by default to be entered, granting relief sought in the motion or complaint,” it says.

    Childs on March 13 filed court documents outlining his efforts to locate Justin DiPietro, including using private detectives in both Maine and California and searching government records and electronic databases.

    Childs’ court documents include private investigator affidavits, and an affidavit by a Kennebec County Sheriff’s deputy, Allen Wood, who said he tried to serve Justin DiPietro at 29 Violette Ave. in Waterville but was told by DiPietro’s mother that he does not live there and has not lived there for two years.

    Nelson Tucker, a server in California, went to Justin DiPietro’s last known address in Winnetka but was told he had moved out last July. Kevin Cady, a licensed private investigator in Maine, said he could not find a more current address for Justin DiPietro, though he searched social media, criminal records, driver’s license and vehicle information, property deeds, hunting and weapons permits and more. Tucker also searched social media, online telephone directories, a California criminal index, medical facilities, post office records and other documents.

     
    • mountain mama

      April 1, 2019 at 6:30 pm

      Asked by phone what happens if DiPietro does not respond to the newspaper notices, Childs said discovery, including interviews with witnesses, will continue. Efforts to locate him also would continue.

      The court order, signed by Cumberland County Superior Court justice Thomas D. Warren, says DiPietro must file an answer to the order with the court within 41 days after the first publication in the newspaper.

      “Failure to serve an answer will cause judgment by default to be entered, granting relief sought in the motion or complaint,” it says.

       
  13. Jeff Hanson

    April 2, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    Morning Sentinel
    April 2, 2019
    Miscellaneous Notices

    STATE OF MAINE SUPERIOR COURT Cumberland, ss Docket No. CV-18-566 TRISTA REYNOLDS, Personal Representative for the Estate of AYLA REYNOLDS Plaintiff v. JUSTIN DIPIETRO Defendent ORDER FOR SERVICE BY ALTERNATE MEANS (M.R.Civ. P. 4(g)) This court has reviewed the motion of the plaintiff for service by alternate means.The type of action is one for wrongful death of Ayla Reynolds pursuant to 18-A, M.R.S. Section 2-804. Property or credits of the defendant may be affected, which include personal and real property. The name and address of the plaintiff (or attorney) if known: William H. Childs, Esq., 1321 Washington Av., Suite 204, Portland, ME 04103. The Moving Party has demonstrated: 1. Due diligence in attempting to obtain personal service of process prescribed by M.R. Civ. P. 4. 2, The address of the party to be served is: unknown and cannot be ascertained by reasonable diligence 3. The requested method of service is reasonable calculated to provide actual notice of the pendency of the action to the party to be served and is the most practical manner of effecting notice of this suit. It is ORDERED that Service be made upon the other party by: Leaving a copy of this Order, and summons and complaint at the defendant’s dwelling house or usual place of abode located at the Defendant’s last known dwelling house, 19746 Lull St., Winnetka, CA 91306 (a neighborhood within Los Angeles) Publishing a copy of this Order once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, in the Morning Sentinel, located in Waterville, Maine, a newspaper of general circulation in the county or municipality most reasonably calculated to provide actual notice of the pendency of the action AND, if the defendant’s address is known, mailing a copy of this Order as published to that address. Other alternate means: publishing a copy of this Order once a week for 3 consecutive weeks in the Metropolitan News, a newspaper of general circulation located in Los Angeles, CA. Also, mailing this Order, the summons and complaint by certified, RRR and regular U.S.P.S. mail delivery to Justin DiPietro, c/o Phoebe DiPietro, Defendant’s mother, at her current residence of 29 Violette Avenue, Waterville, Maine 04901 AND by mailing a copy of this Order, the summons, and the complaint by both certified mail, RRR and by regular mail to Justin DiPietro, 19746 Lull Street, Winnetka, CA 91306. Adequate safeguards shall be used to assure that service by alternate means can be authenticated and will be received intact, with all relevant documents and information. It is FURTHER ORDERED that the party being served appear and serve an answer to the complaint to the serving party at the address listed above. The answer must be filed with the court within twenty-one (21) days of service. If service is made by publication in a newspaper, the answer must be filed with the court within forty-one (41) days after the first publication in the newspaper. Failure to serve an answer will cause judgment by default to be entered, granting relief sought in the complaint. Date: March 18, 2019 Honorable Thomas D. Warren Judge/Justice

     
  14. Karen

    April 2, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    Judgment by default. I hope that is enough to make him show up. I am afraid it may not be.
    Can the others be found responsible for what happened and have to pay as well if he does not show up?

     
  15. Anonymous

    April 3, 2019 at 12:06 am

    Clearly, JD has put thought into deliberately disappearing.

    Justin tell the truth and give Ayla back.
    ms.p

     
  16. ConcernedUK

    April 4, 2019 at 8:58 am

    Happy 8th Birthday, sweet angel Ayla. Hoping and praying for justice, thinking of Trista and her family as another year goes by without answers….

     
    • mountain mama

      April 4, 2019 at 12:31 pm

      Thank you for the reminder CUK. Good to hear from you.

       
      • ConcernedUK

        April 5, 2019 at 7:29 pm

        Hey Mountain Mama. I’m still as invested in the truth behind what happened to Ayla, as are so many here and beyond. Never have I encountered such a coward as Justin – his silence and disappearing act scream of his guilty conscience. His arrogance is unbelievable. Whoever is assisting him in his attempt to bury his head in the sand should be punished by the law and made an example of.

         
  17. Karen

    April 5, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    There are so many questions. How many people are they questioning? Who saw Ayla last? Where was she on the day Justin was moving beds and things? Why did they not take her to the doctor if she was throwing up blood? Who cleaned up blood? Why did Justin stay at Hedis? And there are so many more.

     
  18. Anonymous

    April 9, 2019 at 7:40 am

    Ayla’s Angel’s shared this link for a article that shows the most famous cases of children that have been taken by someone. Ayla is one of the children.
    https://radaronline.com/photos/biggest-missing-children-cases-not-solved/

     
    • barbarag816

      April 10, 2019 at 3:13 pm

      Each one of these cases is heartbreaking and there are so many more.

       

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