Ayla Reynolds, 20-months, went missing from her home on December 17, and now new evidence in the case turns it from a search to a “criminal investigation” said authorities.
Multiple law enforcement sources told a reporter from NewsCenter 5 Michele McPhee that blood was found inside the home. Maine State Police have also confirmed that blood was found in the home, in the basement.
The blood stains were found by using luminol that enhances blood stains by reacting to iron and making the stain glow blue for about 30 seconds.
Police stated when they showed Justin DiPietro, the father of Ayla, photos of the blood stains he left the police station.
At this time, the crime lab is working on determining whose blood it is.
Although attempts were made for a statement regarding this new information from DiPietro, he would not return any calls.
Justin DiPietro, Trista Reynolds, Ayla’s mother, and other members of the family have taken lie detector tests. DiPietro said during his interview with the Morning Sentinel earlier this month, that he was never allowed to see the results of the test, but he was sure he passed. Maine State Police said they told DiPietro what the results were, but would not tell the media whether he passed, failed or it was inconclusive.