The missing case of 20-month-old baby Ayla Reynolds is now treated as kidnapping case, and a reward of $30,000 has been offered for any information that would help in tracing the kid.
Ayla's father Justin DiPietro reported that the little girl was missing from her bed at her grandmother's house Dec. 17. The Waterville police, who are investigating the case so far, considered it as a missing case. However, now the police say they are confident that it is a case of kidnapping and not of 'child missing' case.
At this point, we are confident that Ayla did not walk out of the house by herself, we think someone took her out of the house Josseph Massey, Waterville Police Chief, said in a press conference.
Though he declined to elaborate further on the theory of kidnapping, yet he said they were doing everything possible to solve the mystery behind the girl's missing.
Meanwhile, a group of unnamed people in Maine has come forward with a reward of $30,000 for any information on the missing baby that would help in tracing the little girl. Police authorities believe the $30,000 reward offer, which is reportedly the largest in Maine's history (offered for a missing person case), would provide them with some vital leads to crack the case.
The Maine girl was in the care and full custody of her father when she vanished. Her mother, Trista Reynolds, lost her custody rights after she reportedly got admitted herself to a rehabilitation program in October last.