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Reposting – 10/9/12 Hunters For Ayla? by Mountain Mama

It’s been over five years since our Hunters for Ayla awareness project. We worked so hard and our hopes were high that poor Ayla would be found but it was not to be in 2012. In my desk drawer I still have a box of flyers to post but no one to post them. In another box are my many notes of addresses and destinations – all checked off as the flyers were sent out, and several leftover mailing envelopes.

Was it all for nothing? Did we fail? Was it worth all the time, work and money when Ayla wasn’t found?

In my opinion we didn’t fail. We accomplished what we set out to do even if we didn’t achieve the results we were hoping for. All local and national media covered Hunters for Ayla. Ayla wasn’t found but I’d be willing to bet there wasn’t one hunter who wasn’t keeping their eye out for anything that would help find Ayla. Do you think those same hunters have forgotten about Ayla? I don’t think so. I think most hunters will continue to observe their surroundings and check out anything suspicious. Maybe Ayla will be found in 2017. Just the possibility makes it all worth it.

I’m reposting this from U4A including all the comments. It truly blesses my heart to remember how everyone pulled together from all across the United States. After all this time it might seem nothing short of a miracle will lead someone to Ayla’s remains, but I believe in miracles.

October 9, 2012Guest SubmissionUncategorized

HUNTERS FOR AYLA

We have discussed the possibility of hunters coming across Ayla’s remains or evidence connected to Ayla’s disappearance. Many of us think the possibility is strong enough to warrant printing new flyers and distributing them wherever hunters can see them. I would like to say Thank You to all who have helped to spread awareness to the hunters. I also wanted to share some of my thoughts on this and I hope that you will share some of yours as well.

The first thing I want to address is the public’s general opinion of hunters. There are people who have very strong objections to hunting and there are others who feel just as strongly in support of hunting. I don’t want us to debate the right or wrong of hunting because most people have good, strong reasons for their opinion either way and I think debating this would only cause frustration between us, which would do nothing for Ayla Bell Reynolds. At this time, hunting is legal in Maine and the hunters are going to be out there whether we like it or not, so I say let’s take advantage of their presence and get their help in our search for answers and justice for Ayla.

The second thing I wanted to address is the possibility that Ayla’s remains are in the river. While I can honestly say I love Ayla Bell and still have a tiny hope that she’s alive, everything law enforcement has been saying and doing for months leads me to believe she isn’t. In my opinion the items found at the dam and the numerous searches and dives, some using water cadaverine dogs, leaves me with the opinion that there is a good possibility that Ayla is there. Law enforcement has also conducted land searches in the last few months so I think it’s a possibility, but not a probability that Ayla could be somewhere other than the river.

The third thing I hoped to address is what should the hunters be looking for. If Ayla is in the river, then how could the hunters find her in the woods? Once again, in my opinion, there is a possibility, however small, that Ayla isn’t in the river. Not only that, but there are a lot of other things associated with Ayla’s disappearance that could be out there where hunters might see them. I want to say this without being anymore graphic than necessary and I apologize if I offend anyone in advance. If the ” more than a cupful of blood ” is true, there was a clean up involved and there would be rags to dispose of, as well as the possibility of furniture or small items in the area that may have gotten blood evidence on them. Another thing that I hate to think about is the possibility of a weapon involved. If someone injured Ayla, there could be blood on their clothing, shoes etc. Anyone who helped with the clean up could have blood on their clothing and shoes too. All of these things would have to disappear before the 911 call in my opinion. Whoever is responsible for Ayla’s disappearance may have disposed of these things in more than one place in hopes of lessening the possibility of them being found and being connected to them personally. Another thing to think about is cheap, throw away phones. If several people are involved in the cover up and they had a day or two to dispose of Ayla and evidence, and stage an abduction, they might have bought some $10 cell phones to use during this time and disposed of them afterwards. Some criminals use them so they can throw them away and not be connected to the cell pings. I don’t know if the people involved would have had the forethought for the phones or not. And lastly is the clothing Ayla was said to be wearing at the time of her disappearance. That would be the pajamas, sling, and softcast as described on the posters. I’m sure there are other things I haven’t thought of and I hope you will share anything else you have thought of.

The fourth thing I want to address is why the hunters would notice these things. If hunters are looking for deer why would they see any of these things? Most hunters don’t step into the woods, load their guns and a deer walks up to them and poses for them. Some hunters scout for deer sign for as much as weeks before they hunt, and others scout for deer signs the day of their hunt. While all of them hope to see deer moving through the woods, they look at the ground around them. They look for trails where the deer run, and judge by the hoof prints, or the direction the leaves are scattered, which direction the deer were going and how long ago they were there. Bucks make scrapes in an area to get the attention of does. This is a large circular area where the buck scrapes any leaves or vegetation away and only dirt is exposed, after clearing the area they stomp it with their hoof and make a print that identifies the buck to the does. This is part of their courtship and the buck and does will visit the scrape often. Hunters look for these scrapes and will hunt close to them. Usually a hunter spends more time studying the ground and looking for these signs than they spend waiting and watching for the deer. Hunters always look for anything unusual on the ground and I think if any evidence has been tossed out, covered with leaves or buried in the ground, most hunters would notice it around them.

The fifth thing I want to address is hunters have found the remains of missing persons before. I had planned to share the stories of several missing persons whose remains were found by hunters, but they are so incredibly sad that I have decided to only mention their name and the missing and found dates.
Mike Fisher – missing 5/2011 found 7/2011
Emma Campbell – missing 5/2010 found 10/2012
Jack Eisel – missing 11/2004 found 11/2010
Albert Chretien – missing 3/2011 found 9/2012
Cynthia Davis, run away, in mid 90′s never reported missing found 10/1997, identified by DNA 2009

The sixth thing I want to address is how you can help. We are in the process of getting more missing flyers printed and if any local people are interested in distributing these, please contact John or Purple Butterflies at thier email address listed on the Contact Page, there is a link to the page at the top of our Home Page. If any who are not local have any ideas of where these should be distributed, please share your ideas in a comment or email to John or Purple Butterflies. If anyone is willing to pick up and deliver the flyers to others to distribute, please email Purple Butterflies or John.

I want to thank all of you for the many, many ways you have helped to keep Ayla’s name and face out there and I pray with all my heart that Ayla will be found and we will all have answers and most importantly, justice will be found for Ayla.
~mountain mama

PS. Deer Hunting Season starts in Maine on October 27th. There are already hunters in the woods hunting moose and/or planning/plotting their paths and prey. Also, on October 27th, most hunters will attend a “Hunter’s Breakfast”. This is a GREAT place to make sure posters are up and maybe some extras are around for hunters to grab on their way out the door. If you discuss Ayla Bell Reynolds with the hunters, please emphasize that if anything is found out of place, please do not disturb it, simply mark it with hunters orange and call 911 or MSP immediately.

Try this link for the hunters color poster!

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181 Responses to “Hunters For Ayla? by Mountain Mama”

  • Purple ButterfliesPurple Butterflies says:

    I thought these links should be brought to the new post. Please light a candle for Ayla on here, shared by Ms. P:
    http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=ayla

  • Purple ButterfliesPurple Butterflies says:

    And this one shared by John P:
    http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=WIA

    • John PJohn P says:

      Purple, Mama, MsP, and all who would like to light a candle in Aylas rooms, I have added both rooms to the Ayla’s Angels tab at the top of the board. Please light a candle in one or both rooms if you have a minute.

  • Roger 1 says:

    OT but important.
    The mother of missing 5-year-old Jhessye Shockley disposed of a large, heavy and foul smelling suitcase days before the Glendale child was reported missing, according to a witness statement released with other investigation files Tuesday.

    The Glendale Police Department released this week 1,400 pages from its investigation, which provided case details never before disclosed.

    • Glendale police: Relatives suspected Jhessye Shockley was abused
    graphic Timeline of events in the Jhessye Shockley case
    video Videos in Jhessye Shockley case

    Jhessye’s mother, Jerice Hunter, has been charged with the child’s murder. Hunter, who had served time in a California prison for abusing her older children, reported her daughter missing Oct. 11, 2011. The girl’s disappearance triggered a massive effort to locate the girl, but her body was never found.

    Among the details recently released, investigators say a woman said she gave Hunter a ride to a Tempe apartment complex about 7 to 15 days before Jhessye’s was reported missing. The witness told police Hunter disposed of the large suitcase, according to the report.

    “When Jerice got into the car with the witness she apologized for the smell of the suitcase,” the report said. “After they arrived at an apartment complex in the city of Tempe, Jerice Hunter took the large suitcase from the trunk of the vehicle and placed it into a dumpster.”

    Cadaver dogs indicated there was a scent of blood in the Gold color 4-door Chevrolet Lumina.

    Documents released by police also show investigators looked for evidence of blood and other bodily fluids in the apartment where the girl lived and found traces of spatter on walls and hand prints, but police would neither confirm or deny that the substance that left those patterns was indeed blood.

    Interviews with family members and friends show many were concerned for Jhessye’s well being in the time leading up to her disappearance.

    Investigators spoke to Hunter’s cousins Tycora Cole, Mahogany Hightower and Victor Rice in the days after Jhessye was reported missing.

    Cole and Rice broke down into tears during their interviews as they described one of the last times they saw their “princess” at a barbecue in April 2011, the report says.

    Cole and Rice noticed that Jhessye had a burn mark, which Cole said looked like it may have come from an iron or a stove, and some of her teeth appeared to be knocked out. Cole told investigators the normally direct Jhessye became uncomfortable and hesitant when asked what happened to her teeth, according to the report.

    Hunter’s cousin Lisa Vance said the woman was taking pills and “would sleep all day and ramble all night long” when she came to live with her after serving her prison sentence.

    Vance also reported that one of the children told her about instances of abuse in the home once Jhessye returned to her mother’s care.

    The child told her “that she knows for a fact that Jerice hadn’t been treating Jhessye right,” the report says. The child told the woman that Jhessye “had bruises all over” and that Hunter made Jhessye stay in a room for four weeks and only allowed her to come out if she needed to use the bathroom. The child also said Hunter fed Jhessye different food from the rest of other children, according to the police report.

    Police learned from the grandmother of a 9-year-old girl who played at the Hunter residence that when she visited Hunter’s house before Jhessye’s disappearance, she came across the tot lying in a closet.

    • Roger 1 says:

      The police knew this fairly early in the case and took a year to charge the mother as they were looking for the little girls remains.

    • John PJohn P says:

      I pray Roger that LE has just as much evidence and more to indict the person(s) responsible for Ayla’s disappearance. This gives me confidence that LE is doing the right things to bring Ayla Justice.

      My prayers go out to Jhessey and I know in my heart she is with other angels in a much better place than where she is coming from. May the lord hold her in his arms and heart until she can be found and united with loving relatives in heavan. My heart breaks for these little lost angels.

    • Purple ButterfliesPurple Butterflies says:

      OMG! I know this is not your point, but how could family members notice this abuse and not do anything about it. If I EVER noticed a burn mark or broken teeth on any child I would not let that child leave my sight until CS were notified. This makes me sad, very very sad!

      • CGCG says:

        I believe the aunts did make reports if IIRC.

        • mountain mamamountain mama says:

          I think you’re right CG didn’t the aunt Jahessey lived with while Jerice was in prison call DHHS and report it?

          • CGCG says:

            Mahogany (one of the aunts she lived with) said in a police interview: she called CPS several times when Jhessye “got burned” and “had her teeth lookin like they got knocked out”: but “they never really did anything.”

      • mountain mamamountain mama says:

        I agree PB I have followed this case from day one and when all this came out today I was soooo angry that these people didn’t come forward and turn this sorry excuse for a mom in and protect these kids! Of course maybe they did and DHHS dropped the ball. All DHHS information is confidential. Somebody didn’t do what they should have!

    • Dee says:

      Roger, I’ve followed this case too. I got aggravated when they arrested Jerice for child abuse and then released her, but I was hoping it was because they had bigger fish to fry (literally and figuratively). and didn’t want to derail the investigation with that charge. She is one of the sorriest excuses for an egg donor I have ever heard of. I hope AZ has the death penalty. Jerice’s mother who let her have the kids back to be further abused, supported her, lied for her and threw the race card around during the investigation is a piece of work too. I hope the surviving kids are as far away from her as possible.
      I mentioned this case on another blog as one reason I’m trying not to lose hope that an arrest will be made in Ayla’s case. They had so much evidence in Jhessye’s case, all except her body, and had eyewitnesses to the abuse and yet it took a year to charge her egg donor.
      Every time I look at that picture of Jhessye with that big beautiful smile I want to cry. The fact that she could still find a reason to smile through all that pain makes you realize what a special spirit she had. RIP sweetheart.

  • Purple ButterfliesPurple Butterflies says:

    I have not been able to post my comments on the last poll question yet. I have been busy filling in for a co-worker at the office. I also have not had a chance to catch up on the conversation, so if someone has already commented on this, I’m sorry to repeat it. I voted that the first set IS related to Ayla and that the 2nd set is not. BUT, my biggest doubt is the response from Justin when he was told by LE that they were searching the river. They told Justin that it was a “routine” search and to not get worried. He replied by basically saying that he is not concerned. Why? If my daughter was missing and LE was searching the river, and I honestly did not know where she was, I would be very worried. What if they did get a tip that some “kidnapper” was hanging around the bridge with a baby?? What if they were telling me not to worry just to keep me calm and really I should be worried? So, why wasn’t he worried? Does he know that Ayla is not in the river because he knows where she is? Or was he trying to appear worry-free because he knows that there is something in the river and does not want to look concerned? Overall, because he came out and said that he is not concerned.. it lead me to believe that the items ARE related to Ayla. Also, the quick answer from Heidi about Ayla NOT having a blanket.. and the fact that she does have a ladybug blanket makes me think that the items are Ayla’s. Why would Heidi come out and say anything that she did not know for sure? Why did she feel the need to answer this question so quickly? Did she really think that if Ayla does not use a security “blankie” that a blanket would not be related to Ayla?

    • John PJohn P says:

      For some reason I had forgotten aboout Justins response. I actually thought in my head it was only Heidi that had commented. Maybe I assumed it was Heidi since she was doing so much of the talking by then for Justin. Anyways, I do lean more towards the non-chalant attitude being attributed to his belief it was not related to Ayla is because he was trying to appear worry-free because he felt LE was fishing for a reaction. JMO though.

      • Pennyauntie says:

        John, Justin’s defenders say that he cannot say anything without his words being analyzed, scrutinized and taken the wrong way, so he doesn’t comment. He’s learned that he will be newly vilified in the press and with the public with any statement.

        What his defenders never ask is “Why should Peachy care if he is villified?”.

        And his defenders can never answer: “Justin is innocent of any wrong-doing and his abducted daughter is his primary concern, not how Justin feels about his reputation, so he speaks out whenever he can, attends events to keep Ayla’s name in the public eye, and he calls LE every day to see if there are any new developmnents in the case.”

        Oh, yeah!

        I think it’s so very odd that any father of an abducted daughter is more concerned about how he comes off to the public than what may be happening to his child. But his defenders do not seem to notice this disparity.

        • John PJohn P says:

          You make a valid point Penny. And I remember as recently as a few weeks ago when McCausland stated there has been no new developements. I would think that Justins cooperation, and his families cooperation, to be fully forthcoming would be a new developement. When they say he is calling daily, I think it is more that he is calling his support group daily and telling them whatever he wants to. As long as LE is saying “no new developements” then Justin and his family are still not being totally forthcoming. He is more concerned with his reputation than finding Ayla? That is attrocious in my eyes.

          • John PJohn P says:

            Steve McCausland said on Oct 4

            “There has been no change in our public pronouncements,” he said.

            This tells me that if the supporters of Justin are correct they should be yelling screaming that McCausland. They can’t because they know it is total BS. Justin is playing the supporters to get the sympathy he deserves (in his mind). What he don’t understand is this did not happen to him, he is not the lost or missing person we are looking for, and it is not Justin DiPietro that deserves sympathy (according to facts and LE statements). All of that is Ayla Bell Reynolds. That is her name Justin, go to the media and at least say her name. If not you are truely nothing more than a spineless coward hiding behind the skirts that are going to pay for your selfishness.

        • heartbrokenheartbroken says:

          Well said Penny. Trista put everything out there. She didn’t care what we thought about her she just wanted her daughter back. It makes me very disgusted to hear that “I still believe JD is responsible for whatever happened to Ayla” but in the meantime, I want to beat down her already broken mother. They go out of their way to try n link Trista to Ayla’s disappearance. I think LE told Trista what they wanted her to spill to public. They didn’t show her the pics of items from the river cause they didn’t want that public. LE not speaking is giving the Dips a taste of their own medicine. LE is not giving their lawyers any chance of an acquittal.

          OT, I was reading up on Jessica Ridgeway this am. This comment came from the article I was reading…Investigators are now focusing on cellphone towers near Jessica’s Westminster, Colo., home, where her backpack was found and where the remains were discovered in Arvada, Colo. If a phone number registers at all three towers, it could lead to a suspect.
          Do you suppose that’s why they want Ayla’s body before moving forward? The cell phone pings will narrow it down to which one harmed her?

          • John PJohn P says:

            Good to see you Heartbroken,

            You asked, “Do you suppose that’s why they want Ayla’s body before moving forward? The cell phone pings will narrow it down to which one harmed her?”

            Just my 2 cents worth of opinion, but I think they want to find Ayla to prove the cause of the harm. I think the cause of what spilled Aylas blood will go a LONG WAY in determining who actually harmed Ayla. The cell phone pings I think in this case are being used to try to locate Ayla. JMO though.

          • heartbrokenheartbrokensays:

            Ty John, same to you. I was thinking that to but I also think they have enough to prove she’s deceased but not who did it. I do agree you’re prob right tho….It’s just so frustrating. LE wouldn’t say the things they say without the proof to back it. Trying to be patient but with snow in the near future knowing she’s out in the elements is truly, Heartbreaking!

          • John PJohn P says:

            No doubt about that Heartbroken. My heart breaks every time I here of the approaching winter. We had snow in some of the higher mountain tops this past weekend (not the one I live at the bottom of, thankfully) but it is rapidly cooling off. Ayla needs to found, yesterday!

  • John PJohn P says:

    M. Mama,

    Thank you for reminding us what to inform the hunters to be on the lookout for. I can not think of anything at the moment to add to the items you mentioned. I also would like to emphasize in your last paragraph, you say “If you discuss Ayla Bell Reynolds with the hunters, please emphasize that is anything is found out of place, please do not disturb it, simply mark it with hunters orange and call 911 or MSP immediately.” Please tell your friends and family that are hunters to not disturb any possible evidence that may be in the area. Excellent points all around Mama.

    • mountain mamamountain mama says:

      That’s one of my biggest fears John that the hunters wouldn’t know not to contaminate evidence if they didn’t know about Ayla’s case.

      • John PJohn P says:

        It was one of mine as well Mama. Obviously the biggest fear is that they will find evidence. I honestly hope they do not but if there is evidence I hope it does not get contaminated.

  • ChickyChicky says:

    Bird hunting season in Maine is underway at this time.

    • John PJohn P says:

      Hopefully they have seen some of the fliers too Chicky. Maybe some of the birdhunters also are deer hunters and saw the posters. :)

      • ChickyChicky says:

        I know many deer hunters that also bird hunt and fish. I visited a camp tonight where there are two firemen from Mass up here in Maine bird hunting. They are returning for 10 days in Nov for deer hunting along with two other hunters. I talked with them about the case and gave them a flyer that they will show the others that come along.
        I will be posting the flyers that PB gave me in greenville tomorrow and stopping at many places on my way home.

        • mountain mamamountain mama says:

          You’ve been busy Chicky!

        • John PJohn P says:

          I agree Mama, Chicky has been busy. Isn’t it great! Purple will be recieving 500 more posters on Friday, colored, so if there are any other volunteers please let purple or myself know and we can get them out immediately when they come in Friday. To date I have mailed out approx 100 fliers, so please keep asking. Purple will let you know how many she has already distributed and mailed. I am thinking about the same. So by the time deer hunting starts, please help us get all 750 posters distributed or posted. Also, please feel free to provide my e-mail to other blogs if you think they will assist in distribution. I am willing and ready to work with any site that is willing to distribute these fliers.

          • mountain mamamountain mama says:

            I know some of us have suggested good places to distribute Ayla’s flyers for the hunters to see them on previous posts. Could anyone with suggestions repeat them here in case they weren’t seen before? Also anyone with new suggestions, please share them with us here.

        • John PJohn P says:

          Mama, here is a partial list of locations around each town that our commenters suggested posting fliers at.

          Town Offices
          Post Offices
          Breakfast Shops (Early morning or 24 hours locations)
          Hunting Supply Stores
          Forestry Services
          Weighing Stations
          Hunters Safety Course Locations
          American Legions
          Trading Posts
          Game Warden Offices
          Harley Davidson Dealerships
          Laundry Mats
          Gas Stations
          Hotels/Motels catering to hunters
          Wal-mart (Ask management if you can set up a table outside the store for an hour or so, and we will provide more posters if this something you plan to do)

          If I have forgotten or missed any other locations please add a comment to let us know. Every volunteer we can get will get thier posters mailed to them or a e-mail with the poster they can print off themselves. :)

      • Dee says:

        And a lot a bird hunters hunt near waterways where the birds tend to nest. So woods and waterways would be covered.

        • John PJohn P says:

          That is good to know Dee, I honestly thought it was open fields for most bird hunting, so I did learn something and I am happy that the waterways will be covered as well. :)

          • ChickyChicky says:

            Yes John, the bird hunters cover alot of area, woods, fields, waterways and marshy areas and many little side roads.

  • Dee says:

    Whoever originally thought of the idea of informing hunters to be on the lookout – a big thumbs up! That was a really good idea.

    • John PJohn P says:

      I don’t recall but I do know Chicky, Purple and Mama have been running with the idea and working day and night to get as many fliers/posters out there as possible! I agree, a big thumbs up for them and all the volunteers who have already requested posters and started posting them around these locations. We also got some volunteers from Justice for Ayla and Aylas Angels Facebook pages to volunteer to post posters as well. So it is truely Ayla’s Team and thier effort getting this to happen.

    • mountain mamamountain mama says:

      If I remember correctly Dee, PB did a post on children who were murdered, and noticed one of the children’s bodies was found by hunters. Then from the comfort of my recliner I volunteered Chicky’s help to PB to get awareness to the hunters of Ayla’s disappearance :P Scout and I were excited about it and were throwing out ideas but it was our AWESOME PB,s idea and she and Chicky and Ruby and probably others we’re not aware of have been doing all the work. I’ve been supervising from my recliner.

  • ChickyChicky says:

    I left at 7:30 this morning and covered 100 miles putting flyers up in the towns of Parkman, Guilford, Abbott, Monson, Greenville and Dover Foxcroft. Tomorrow I will head to Dexter.
    Some of the places I posted included post offices, town offices, Forestry service, game processing business, deer weigh station, hunter frequented eateries., small town country stores, and the best bakery around.
    In my travels i only saw one poster of Ayla. One lady from an agency was happy to take a few flyers and post in the town where she lives. She was very teary eyed and told me how much this case has effected her Mom.
    Everyone was happy to post.

    • John PJohn P says:

      This is excellent news Chicky! I am very proud to be part of the team that is doing this for Ayla. Ayla’s Team!!

    • John PJohn P says:

      And I am so happy to hear that so many people have been touched by Ayla. It shows that Ayla is truely touching the hearts of so many. I am sorry it brought tears to her eyes but I am happy she jumped at the chance to help spread awareness.

    • mountain mamamountain mama says:

      Bless your heart Chicky! :)

    • Purple ButterfliesPurple Butterflies says:

      That is truely awesome Chicky!! I know Ayla loves you for all the work you have put into finding her. BTW- It was great meeting you the other day. Next time we will have to meet when I am not at work and we can set down and talk over coffee.

  • mountain mamamountain mama says:

    I tried to make a comment at SA earlier and my comment went poof! I’ve gotta paint while I’ve got daylight so if someone would mention our Hunters For Ayla at SA maybe some of the Mainers from there would help us get these flyers to the hunters. I’m so proud to be a part of U4A.

    • John PJohn P says:

      Yes please, and feel free to pass along e-mail information for Purple Butterflies or myself if asked. You do not need to ask permission to give our e-mails if the requester is interested in helping to distribute fliers. Just ask them to put Ayla’s Posters in the subject line and Purple or I will get it out to them immediately.

    • Amaleen6Amaleen6 says:

      I painted part of the summer once….Ugh, I was so sick of beige and it didn’t help that I dreamed about it.

      I’m proud too, and I wish I could do more from here in Minnesota.

      • John PJohn P says:

        You do all you can Amaleen, your thoughts and input are just as big a part of Ayla’s Team as any. You would be posting the posters if you could, in your heart and mine we know this. You can’t so keep the ideas coming Amaleen. And your encouragement and pride gives me a boost every time as well! :)

      • mountain mamamountain mama says:

        Amaleen we can’t do the foot work but we can cheer them on. I agree with John your comments encourage me Amaleen :)

        • Purple ButterfliesPurple Butterflies says:

          Is anyone that is home during the day, and that does not have to pay extra for long distance calls, willing to make some phone calls? I can get you a list of town offices that may be able to tell us who is coordinating the Hunters’ Breakfast in each town. I can get a list together for someone.

          • mountain mamamountain mama says:

            If you email me the numbers I’ll call PB.

          • Purple ButterfliesPurple Butterfliessays:

            You are awesome!! I am gathering them all together right now… should I use the one that needs a pic or the gmail one? I’m not 100% sure that they will know, but they should, or atleast know who to call next to find out. I wanted to make these call for a while now, but I have not been able to get out of work in time. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

          • ChickyChicky says:

            http://www.flickr.com/photos/jkirlin/sets/72157618983563509/Often times it is the town grange that puts on the hunters breakfasts. Here is a link listing Maine granges but there are no phone numbers listed, not sure if one would have to look up numbers separetly. I can poke around but not feeling well tonight. Hope this helps.

          • Purple ButterfliesPurple Butterfliessays:

            I hope you did not get my cold.. it is aweful. I cannot get rid of it! I tried not to breath on you when you were in the office. :(
            I did find out that they are also done at Elementary Schools and Snowmobile Clubs.. but I believe that they would have to go through the town hall to get a permit, since they charge money. If the town halls cannot help, then we can each take a catagory and call individual places they are heald..

          • Purple ButterfliesPurple Butterfliessays:

            I just found a breakfast advertised on the Town of Vassalboro website being held by the Fire Department… I am really hoping the town halls can point us to the exact person and not have to call each catagory.. the list of catagories are growing, lol.

          • ChickyChicky says:

            Note there are 3 pages.

          • mountain mamamountain mama says:

            Better send it to my gmail.

          • Purple ButterfliesPurple Butterfliessays:

            Will do! thank you again!

          • Purple ButterfliesPurple Butterfliessays:

            MM, You have mail! :)

          • ChickyChicky says:

            I have an 800 number where I think I can get a complete list of granges and contact numbers. I will call tomorrow. If I get the list I will call each one and get addresses and dates of any Hunter breakfast or dinner so that we can at least send a flyer via mail for them to post.
            PB, fatigue and upset tummy, no sniffles .

          • Purple ButterfliesPurple Butterfliessays:

            That is awesome! If you let us know who wants them mail, John and I will mail them. Also, if they just want to post it and do not mind black and white, I can fax a poster from work. (I’d rather mail them though) I will be out posting posters on Saturday, so if they want them dropped off, let me know and I can make a point to go their direction. I already plan on not coming home until I empty an entire tank of gas,, so no where is too far. I do want to try to start in Augusta and head toward Bingham – Showhegan etc.
            I have sniffles and heavy lungs and a bad cough… I cannot get rid of it!!

          • John PJohn P says:

            That is a great idea Chicky. Purple let me know how many you need to mail. I think we should send about a dozen to each though so they can take some with them in thier pockets with the items to be looking for. :)

          • Purple ButterfliesPurple Butterfliessays:

            Exactly!! That is what I was thinking too. Some to post and some to hand out.

          • mountain mamamountain mama says:

            John I’m getting ready to call the town offices now. Should I ask if each town office would like more than one copy or just leave it at one?

          • mountain mamamountain mama says:

            Chicky are you having any luck with the granges? Some of the town offices told me to contact the granges and I don’t want us to make duplicate calls :)

        • John PJohn P says:

          Mama, I would suggest asking if they just want one to post or multiples one to post and 10-12 (or more) to hand out to the hunters? Let them decide.

          • mountain mamamountain mama says:

            I am so excited you all. I just spoke to a nice gentleman who is coordinating one of the Hunters’ Breakfasts. We will be sending him 10 flyers and he is going to post one for the hunters to see. He said they have hundreds of hunters and he will personally make copies and give them to every hunter. Thanks ER :-)

          • John PJohn P says:

            I like ER already! Welcome to Aylas Team ER, and Thank You for spreading the awareness. :)

  • Anon says:

    Good Afternoon
    This is Retired LE – I have been reading here & have kept in contact with John.
    I feel its unfair of me to have John relay messages for/from me; but because of health reasons I have relied on John to do so, in which I apologize to John for putting him in that position.

    I am posting today to let all of you know I am in awe of all that you are doing for Ayla. I was in LE for 27 years before I retired & I have never seen this type of determination/dedication from non-family members, not ever!

    I truly believe with your efforts Ayla will be brought home where she belongs.

    Many, many, many thanks to all of you.

    It will be awhile before I post again; but I am with you in spirit, heart & soul 100%!

    John, my friend, all I can say is Thank You!

    • mountain mamamountain mama says:

      Hugs to you LE anon :)

    • John PJohn P says:

      You have not put me a position I did not enjoy being in my friend. I will continue to do so as long as you need me to LE Anon, you just keep getting better and better and when you are able, please join us again. Your input is something I respect alot, and any encouragement you have for Ayla’s Great Team of Supporters, I will gladly pass on. Get well my friend, and you know we will stay in touch. :)

    • ChickyChicky says:

      Huge well wishes to you Retired LE !!!

    • Amaleen6Amaleen6 says:

      I’m so glad you’ve come back to us, but I’m sorry you don’t feel good enough to come back very often. I hope you get better soon! I’ve missed your words of encouragement.

      • Sara says:

        Retired LE,I hope you feel better soon, Ayla has a special place in my heart ,I will never forget her.God Bless the people trying to find her,I am praying they can bring her home,and there will be Justice for Little Ayla.Tell the truth or LE will do it for you,this cant go on forever.

  • mountain mamamountain mama says:

    Painting is a job that keeps your body active while your mind wanders. My mind did some wandering today. I thought, what if Justin had help from someone who treated whatever injury Ayla had, and he hid Ayla so Trista wouldn’t get Ayla back. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if a hunter found Ayla healthy and safe, hidden away with someone in a hunting cabin? I know it’s highly unlikely but it put a smile on my face and a tear in my eye.

    • CGCG says:

      MM, that is a heartening thought. I guess police would look into whether any of Justin’s acquaintances had medical backgrounds of any kind?

      I just spent hours poring over the Jhessye Shockley investigation files that were released yesterday. One thing I noticed was how little of the total picture is relevant yet to get to what’s relevant police do hundreds of interviews, follow up all kinds of leads, even pretty idiotic ones, and document everything for future reference. I take some comfort in knowing how thorough the process is, though of course I can’t compare Arizona to Maine, just thinking it’s probably similar in nature.

      • John PJohn P says:

        I agree CG, that the investigation is probably very similar. I can not imagine there being thousands of pages of notes, 100′s of videos and 100′s of lab test results if not thousands. I am getting more and more confidence that Ayla will have justice and her family will have answers. She just needs to have her honor and dignity restored.

    • ChickyChicky says:

      I think we were of the same mindset this afternoon Mama. I was imagining hearing news that Ayla was found alive and what Joy we would all be feeling.

    • LdybgLdybg says:

      Ive had these same thoughts, before, MMama. I have had a nagging suspicion of the so-called camp/ hunting camp that is rumored that the Tudelas have. I believe I once read about it on DT’s wife’s facebook or pinterest page??? I also remember the family went there for a weekend or more, soon after Ayla was kidnapped. ( I found this EXTREMELY hinky! – for them to take their own baby boy, to a camp, in Maine, in December…)
      Do you remember talk of this camp MMama?:-|

  • Pennyauntie says:

    If only! MM, It would be so wonderful if the DiPietros were hiding Ayla from Trista…in the sense that she would still be dancin’ around somewhere. (The Tudelas have a hunting cabin…I read.)

    • John PJohn P says:

      Penny, I don’t know the evidence collected so I do not know if there was sufficient cause to request a search warrant. But the Tudelas are one of the DiPietro support group that Ayla was “kidnapped” and LE statements of Highly unlikely” are wrong, with that said I am sure they voluntarily gave consent to do a search of the cabin.

    • LdybgLdybg says:

      Whoops, Penny- sorry! I didnt scroll down far enough before replying to MM!

      • John PJohn P says:

        Penny Ldybg, do either of you remember where or what area the cabin might be around. Not an address maybe a city or direction from Waterville. I am asking only because I want to see if it may be where or near some of the previous LE searches.

        • LdybgLdybg says:

          Hey there, Johnp! Had a big fall festival day to deal with yesterday. Today I will email about getting some posters for Fairfield, Oakland, Belgrade, Rome, Mt vernon, Vienna, Manchester, etc to cover the area directly No and W of Waterville.

          Penny may recall differently, but Im quite sure the Tudela camp was in the Millinockett area. Hope that helps…

          PS – my husband travels Greenville/ Jackman weekly and I cld send posters with him, as well! Millinockett is farther East then we typically travel, but perhaps someone will help out in that area.

          • mountain mamamountain mama says:

            Ladybug I heard a rumor about a recent search. I can’t find Millinockett on my map. Where is it in relation to Waterville?

          • John PJohn P says:

            I will be looking for the e-mail Ldybg. I know we have had some posted in Waterville and Oakland but the more the better. The other cities you mention I do not recal. If your husband can distribute G-ville and Jackman we can get you enough for both of you. You guys are great for volunteering your time and efforts. :o

            Also thank you for the info on the cabin. It helps me understand better about possible searches in the are of the cabin or not.

          • mountain mamamountain mama says:

            Never mind Ladybug I found it. I have been doing some research and I can’t believe how beautiful the state of Maine is! All you Mainers must be proud of your home state :)

          • ChickyChicky says:

            Ladybug, I did some posting in Greenville, town office, post office, foresrty service, Kelly’s landing resturant. Alot of places were still closed that morning so there are many more places to post and wonderfull if your husband can do more and Jackman also is a great idea. I have not posted anything there.

          • mountain mamamountain mama says:

            Chicky I’ve made a list of the American Legion posts in Kennebec County, to call about the hunters breakfasts. What other counties do you suggest I try?

          • ChickyChicky says:

            Mama, I am in Piscataquis County. Mabe others as well can give you an idea where heavily hunted areas are.

          • mountain mamamountain mama says:

            Chicky how about Somerset County? I’m trying to think of the counties closest to Waterville/Portland first and then expand as I go. I’m not familiar with the area.

          • mountain mamamountain mama says:

            I couldn’t find contact info for Piscataquis County but I found the listings for Kennebec and Somerset. I also found the contact info for American Legion Department of Maine and Auxillary Headquarters so I may start with them and maybe they can direct me to the other posts who are doing breakfasts.

          • John PJohn P says:

            Mama, I think Androscoggin County is in between but I do not know how many American Legions there are in the county, if any.

          • mountain mamamountain mama says:

            I’ve finished making the list for all Rod and Gun clubs in Maine. The weather keeps knocking out my internet, but I’ll try looking up Androscoggin next for American Legion John.

  • CGCG says:

    Rereading old posts tonight and came across the discussion of Justin allegedly barricading himself in the bathroom. What if… someone came gunning (literally or figuratively) for Justin, possibly in the dark, hurt Ayla in some way either intentionally as a warning or accidentally in an act of aggression aimed at Justin, and Justin cleaned up the evidence and concocted a kidnapping rather than risk letting police in on what was really going on. He could have then barricaded himself in the bathroom panicking that the person was coming back for whatever he wanted from Justin and yet “knowing” he couldn’t confide in police. Overload, disconnect, whatever you want to call it. It’s not entirely logical but when is human behavior entirely logical?

    It’s a longshot and I don’t really believe it’s going to turn out to be the case but the thought was triggered by the barricade discussion so I thought I’d share it.

    • John PJohn P says:

      I agree with the first idea you commented on more CG. This does not at all explain the involvement of the Tudelas, and IMO it is far more than a BFF helping out his buddy. It aould only involve the LIP if you believe the LIP was for laundering and that is why he bought two LIP’s while unemployed and living in his moms basement. IDK CG, I, like you, think this is a longshot, and I would add “at best” a longshot.

      • mountain mamamountain mama says:

        Sure it’s a long shot but what if Justin and Derek were in cahoots on something and Derek was the next one in line after Justin? THAT would explain the Tudela’s actions.

        • CGCG says:

          Or what if Derek and Justin were co-investors in something unkosher and Justin getting caught would lead back to Derek?

          • mountain mamamountain mama says:

            exactly

          • John PJohn P says:

            You are both right. It does explain it. But do you think Courtney, Phoebe and Elisha would all stay quiet. The only way this could work in my mind is if Derek and Justin were co-conspitators as CG says, Then Justin would have had to call Derek to tell mhim that things were going sour and Ayla had been harmed. That makes Derek complicit in the cover-up as well. The tudelas involvement then becomes tangible. Courtney and Phoebe remain silent for Justin, and Elisha could have been lied to if she only got there after everything was cleaned up.

          • mountain mamamountain mama says:

            John Elisha could fear the supposed attacker more than the possibility of jail time.

          • CGCG says:

            Strange story John but I know of someone who got in some serious trouble with loan sharks. Moved in with a relative and the whole family went into hiding. Not suggesting the problem here would necessarily be loan sharks but it’s amazing what relatives will do to cover for one another. For me, Courtney is the fly in the ointment. I still don’t see her sticking around out of loyalty or in any way shape or form agreeing to be part of a cover up unless she is implicated in some way. The three of them into something together?

        • John PJohn P says:

          I can agree with Elisha being in fear if the “perpetrator” threatened her and Gabby. But I would hope she would leave the house if that is the case. But family loyalty is a strong rope to break.

          • John PJohn P says:

            I agree Courtney is the fly in the ointment. Especially with Bourget representing Elisha and Phoebe, rumors that the Tudela defense team help finance a lawyer for Justin. Who is going to help pay for Courtneys lawyer so she is defended as well? I see the seperation of Courtney and the rest of the DiPietros.

      • Pennyauntie says:

        I still think we’re still dealing with an accident of some sort…and friends who help out best friends whom they consider not-guilty of causing it. Of course, the action of helping good firends might have resulted in best buddy being charged as an accessory after the fact if certain things came to light. Bad career move.

        I just cannot figure out why, if it was an accident, it wasn’t reported as such and help enlisted from medicos.

        The only thing that perhaps explains not calling 911 is that some negligent or criminal behavior on the part of a caretaker was either the the cause of the “accident” or the environment in which the accident occurred. Perhaps the caretakers thought that any explanation they could have devised to explain the accident simply wouldn’t have passed muster with LE. Not that an abduction explanation seemed too likely to LE.

        I think other scenarios are interesting but too complicated and convoluted — that is, looking at the people involved. But I could be way off.

        • John PJohn P says:

          I still think it was rage on the part of one or more of the people in the house. If there were no other injuries in 59 days, no lies within hours of reporting her missing to 911, maybe I could accept an accident. We know of a broken arm, we know of Aylas blood both visible to the eye and cleaned up, and we know that others were taking care of Ayla just as much if not more than her father. Clearly this was an escalation and Ayla was the victim of this escalation. JMO

        • ChickyChicky says:

          Penny, I agree that it’s not a complicated happening but rather an accident or rage. If rage, it may not be able to be passed off as an accident according to the injuries. An accident caused by neglect such as any or all adults at the time were drunk or drugged.. so in these two cases he/they failed to call for help being more concerned for themselves rather than Ayla.. stupid move.
          Someone could have been home alone with Ayla, caused harm, put her in her bed, others came home later and were told she was sleeping. They may withold this info from LE believing the person who put her to bed to be innocent of any wrong doing but realize the implications if they did share that detail.
          justin may have told mommy dearest everything tho.

          • John PJohn P says:

            Remember Chicky, that is exactly what Courtney did. She did, IIRC, claim to not know anything because she arrived after Ayla had been put to bed? Someone please correct me if I am wrong. If I am recalling correctly though, that lends credence to CG’s statement of Courtney being the fly in the ointment.

          • ChickyChicky says:

            John, I don’t recall if she actualy said it, or angela/heidi, or speculation.

          • John PJohn P says:

            Honestly Chicky, I do not recall Courtney saying anything herself publically except how much of a man her stud is. I should have said that the claim was through Heidi I believe. Even her original claim to have refused the Polygraph was through Heidi and further perpetuated through I believe Selena. Again, so many things got said back then and have since been deleted I just don’t know anymore.

          • mountain mamamountain mama says:

            Without being too graphic I don’t believe anyone put a deceased Ayla in bed to fool anyone into believing she was asleep. There would be body fluids and evidence left there not to mention a strong alert by a cadaver dog. If someone *really* saw Ayla in bed I think she was still alive. John you can edit this if it’s too graphic.

  • CGCG says:

    Anyone who follows Maine may have a theory about these missing funds. The state of Maine is, by all accounts, a failed state. Maine received an F for overall corruption risk, 46th out of 50 states in preventive measures. It received an F and ranked the absolute worst in the country for judicial oversight, with zero accountability for judges. Maine received an F on child-trafficking prevention. Trafficking of women and children is one of organized crime’s signature businesses.
    Maine indeed it is a miserable state, particularly if you are a child hoping to be kept safe from pedophiles. So it is little surprise to Maine-watchers that millions of Department of Justice federal funds might have gone missing north of Boston.

    Read more: HANDRAHAN: Eric Holder’s sizzling summer – Washington Timeshttp://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jun/8/eric-holders-sizzling-summer/#ixzz292xT6yns
    Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter

    BTW your captcha mechanism has gone bonkers. Now it wants us to type text backwards/upside down. How exactly I have no idea.

    • ChickyChicky says:

      I reads, “noting the large amount of money, PERHAPS millions of dollars…. ”

      The word perhaps tells me that they do not know the amount of funding sent to Maine.
      If Maine ranks so low in preventative measures and the author is unhappy about this then why is it a problem for the US government to provide extra funds to a rural state which in itself means less money to cover the vast array of issues that every state has to deal with.
      Too bad we are so close to Boston/organized crime that they feel the need to creep into Maine and rack up the bills.
      Maybe next week they will write about the things in Maine that receive an , “A” but I doubt it.

      • John PJohn P says:

        I think that they are requesting the FOIA to find out how much was provided and where did it get used. The problem with them doing this is that unfortunately the drama of the failures generates higher ratings than the successes.I see it in the news, I see it in the workplaces, I see it in the government and I see it here on the blogs. It is everywhere so I do doubt an A’s will be reported on as well.

        • ChickyChicky says:

          From what I read John the announcements of these grants were on September 12th 2012.
          Funds are slated, as spelled out in the grant application I would assume, will support demestic violence advocates in the states child protective service offices .
          Maine Coalition to end domestic Vilolence (MCEDV) . These grants will support the program for another 3 years, approx amount from what I can find is 1 million.

          • ChickyChicky says:

            That is not to support the program entirely but to be able to add support services and education in rural areas of maine where the services are not sufficient.

  • Pennyauntie says:

    Just wanted to say thanks to all the people here who are doing so much to help find Ayla. You guys are so terrific

    • John PJohn P says:

      Penny, your contributions are noticed and appreciated as well. So I Thank You and ALL of Ayla’s Team that is making this effort possible. You all make me very proud to be a part of this team. Keep the ideas, the comments, and the encouraging words going and Ayla’s Team will make this project work.

    • ChickyChicky says:

      And thank you to you as well Penny!

  • Pennyauntie says:

    Chicky, I am overwhelmed at your efforts and others on this site to bring our little gal home. I won’t name them all because with my luck, I’d be sure to leave out someone! I don’t think I’ve seen so many good-hearted folks as the crew, here!

    • John PJohn P says:

      Include yourself in that Penny. I do believe the good-hearted folks here are doing and will continue to do, whatever it takes to ensure Ayla comes home and is given justice, honor, and dignity!

  • LdybgLdybg says:

    Chicky/ John:
    Do you have anybody distributing fliers for hunters surrounding Warterville? There is ALOT of prume hunting ground in areas like Oakland**, Belgrade, Sidney, Fairfield…and on the east/ Winslow side of the Kennebec?

    IMO, these lazy bastards wouldnt go TOO far out of their way for disposal of evidence ( as I have no doubt that LE believes this as well).

    I would volunteer to distribute on the Oakland side & west…VERY important area to cover, I do believe!

    • John PJohn P says:

      I too think it is a VERY important area to cover. I know Purple was headed out tomorrow in that area. If you e-mail her at100purplebutterflies@gamil.com she can tell you what areas she is planning on traveling to and also get you a dozen or so posters to distribute in the Oakland area and west. Purple will definately contact you today after work if you e-mail her, and she will work it out to make sure these key areas are covered.

    • mountain mamamountain mama says:

      Go Ladybug! :)

  • John PJohn P says:

    The link on this post for the hunters poster is now working for those that wanted to print thier own posters. If you need posters mailed to you please e-mail myself or Purple using our contact information. We will mail out all requests as soon as humanly possible.

    • mountain mamamountain mama says:

      I just looked at the poster. How could anyone hurt this beautiful baby girl?

      • John PJohn P says:

        I know what you mean Mama. I try not to think of that when I see her picture. I think of the giggling and dancing and waving at you angel when I see her pictures. Then I get so upset know that someone could have harmed this sweet angel and not even tried to get her help. I hope they burn in hell for eternity for harming this sweet innocent angel.

  • mountain mamamountain mama says:

    Yea something about they went there in early February I think. Some of them have modern conveniences though so maybe it would be comfortable for the little boy. IDK. What John said makes sense too, you would think LE would’ve found out about the cabin and asked the Tudela’s permission to search it.

  • mountain mamamountain mama says:

    It happens all the time when I’m on my cell phone John :)

    • John PJohn P says:

      You are not the first to say that about mobile devices Mama. I tthought it might have to do with the catcha thing, but I guess it is effected by the mobile devices as well.

  • ChickyChicky says:

    Still under the weather today but managed to get to Dexter to post. I was happy to see that there was a poster in the town office and at a very popular country store. The one at the store was the new hunter poster!! I posted at the local shop and save there and at the post office as well.
    I called to get a list of granges and contact numbers but it does not sound very promising tho the guy did tell me he would see what he could do.
    I have found grange having a hunter breakfast so will mail to them and if I may, an idea would be if everyone can keep an eye on the local newspapers in your areas and poke around online for ads for this.
    Note that others i found online were for earlier years so check the dates. I will poke around morw ehn i am feeling better.
    I am sending flyer to Harvest Home Grange in Brooks Maine who is having a hunters breakfast on oct 27th.

  • mountain mamamountain mama says:

    A lady at one of the town offices suggested we try to post flyers at the local Hunter Safety Courses. I contacted one from the China area and he said Ayla’s posters are everywhere, but I think China is only about 5 miles from Waterville.

    • ChickyChicky says:

      I’m going to post again on my facebook page asking each of my firends who have printers to print even one copy (or more) and post in their town or a neighboring town.

      • ChickyChicky says:

        Where is the link for the green hunter posters??

        • mountain mamamountain mama says:

          Chicky the poster is on *Additional comment space for poll question* on Oct. 6 but IDK if there’s a link.

        • John PJohn P says:

          I didn’t create the link for that, but I can move it try. I will try to get both posters added to the Aylas Angels Page when I get home tonight. Unfortunately there are three posters now and I think I have access to link all three now. :)

  • Dee says:

    A “no body” case with a conviction. Kudo’s to Detroit PD and Prosecutors for their hard work and willingness to bring it to trial.

    http://www.freep.com/article/20121012/NEWS01/121012043/D-Andre-Lane-Bianca-Jones-verdict?odyssey=nav%7Chead

  • mountain mamamountain mama says:

    Chicky I had another town office tell me that the American Legions put out the Hunter Breakfasts.

    • John PJohn P says:

      Mama, I added the American legion and Hunters Education to the list and have a post I will publish in a bit. I am trying to get the green hunters poster linked to it as well and that will give us one page for locations and posters. Chicky, thank you for posting it to the FB page and asking all you friends to help, can you e-mail me a link with your FB page when you have it posted. :)

  • mountain mamamountain mama says:

    I finished the list PB and I’ll email you the results. Chicky or John another town offiice said the local Rod & Gun Clubs do hunter breakfasts too.

  • MaryAnn says:

    John I pm you on facebook since I don’t have the internet anymore. I would like you to send me some hunter flyers if possible. I have 2 of the older ones up in Dexter, but I need more to put up in Dexter, Corinna, Newport, and Pittsfield. Thank you so much. I included my address in the message. Also, do you need any money for postage?

    • John PJohn P says:

      I got it and I am printing some out for you as we speak. I will get them in the mail tomorrow morning and it takes 2-4 days. I hope that is okay? No money is needed, it is for Ayla and your efforts to get the posters and awareness out to everyone is more than enough. Thank you so much for volunteering and posting.

    • mountain mamamountain mama says:

      Way to go Mary Ann! :)

    • ChickyChicky says:

      Maryann, there are many more places to post in Newport but I thought I wuld let you know that I posted at the big trading Post (hunting and sports gear) , Ervings, the large 4 wheeler, boat, motorcycle sales place, I think the shop and save but not sure. I did not get to the post office there or the town hall.
      Dexter has one at the town office, post office, shop and save and Toots so there are many more places there as well.
      I had planned to get to Pittsfield but not sure when so thats great that you can do that!!
      Wonderfull that so many are working so hard to get Aylas face out there to the many eyes!

      • John PJohn P says:

        It is a wonderful thing Chicky. You all are doing such a wonderful thing. I feel like CG in wishing I was back in Maine to help distribute. But we are a team in trying to make this project bigger than we even thought when we first thought of it. I will tell you that LE Anon is not the only voice that has let me know how wonderful the work is that all of you are doing. There are many that are Thankful and Greatful for what this awareness project is becoming. Keep up the great work everyone! :)

  • John PJohn P says:

    I have added a post to consolidate the locations we are targeting, a link to the color poster, and the green poster itself. I also included e-mail addresses to request posters if you can not print them out yourself. Thank you again for all your efforts and updates. Aylas Team is AWESOME!

  • CGCG says:

    I think what those of you working on the Hunter project are doing is phenomenal. Thanks for thinking of it and caring enough to carry it out. At times like this, I wish I lived in Maine and could help out.

    • John PJohn P says:

      CG you have help with your comments and suggestions. We need everyone to make this project as big and as successful as it can be. Keep the suggestions, the thoughts, and most importantly the encouragement coming. All our great volunteers and distributors need all the support we can give. :)

  • John PJohn P says:

    :( My prayers to Little Jessica and her family. I was so hopeful it was not her.

    http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/10/12/14396130-body-found-in-colorado-is-that-of-missing-girl-jessica-ridgeway-authorities-confirm?lite

    Police in Colorado confirmed Friday that a dismembered body they discovered earlier in the week in Arvada is that of 10-year-old schoolgirl Jessica Ridgeway, who went missing from her Westminster home a week ago.

    • mountain mamamountain mama says:

      RIP Jessica :cry:

    • Purple ButterfliesPurple Butterflies says:

      Oh No! That is sooo sad! I too was hopeful and then when someone claimed to see her here in Maine, I thought for sure, she had to be alive. I hope they find the *** that did this to her! RIP sweet little girl!

      • CGCG says:

        The horror of what happened to Jessica tears at my heart. Her parents’s suffering is unbearable. I think too what an life-shattering event this is for the community, living in fear of a predator on the loose. There are those who a man attempted to lure and who got away who now know what their fate could have been and childhood has been stolen for many others in that community who either knew Jessica and must try to deal with what happened to her or didn’t but live with nightmares because of her experience. From reading comments on articles and looking at the police social networking pages, it’s obvious that many parents there are on edge and allowing ‘fight or flight” instincts to govern.

        • John PJohn P says:

          I am having such a hard time reading anymore about this tragedy CG. I can read the heartache, the fear, the anxiety, and the horror in not just the family but the entire community. My heart is breaking into pieces for this entire family and community but most of all for littl Jessica.

  • Andy says:

    I just wanted to say that I commend y’all.
    Your care and concern for Ayla is awesome.
    Hopefully this will inspire more and more people, more and more projects, in more and more areas.

    • John PJohn P says:

      I too hope this project and the efforts of so many will inspire more of the same. If you see any projects happening anywhere for Ayla please let us know. And feel free to share this project with others you know Andy. All are welcome to help Ayla. We are escpecially looking for volunteers that are willing to post and distribute some of the fliers. We want to blanket the state of Maine with fliers. :)

    • mountain mamamountain mama says:

      It is my understanding that the company that printed the flyers cut the price in half so we were able to get twice as many flyers made as we had hoped for. So thank you to all of you who put your time and work into making these for Ayla!

    • John PJohn P says:

      I agree Mama, Thank You to the printers at Box King, and Thank You to all who are distributing, making phone calls, providing suggestions, doing the research, and even providing the encouragement that all of these great volunteers need to continue spreading awareness. And if anyone knows of anyone else that is looking to do a project of this type in the future, please refer them to Purple or myself and we will provide contact information for assisting them.

  • ChickyChicky says:

    If there are areas that have been missed or no body lives nearby to post can you list those Thanks!areas here as someones friends or relatives may live there or nearby who can post there.

    • John PJohn P says:

      Good Morning Chicky, I can tell you that Lost N Missing is doing some work with the hunters in the Portland area, but obviously this is a large area. Anyone in the areas from Saco to Lewiston would be awesome to post some fliers. And the calls to the American Legions, hunters education coursues, and Rod & Guns will provide more locations as well. These ideas are awesome, please keep them rolling in. And volunteers with internet and unlimited calling on thier phones like you and Mama are needed as well as people posting fliers. :)

 

 

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