Wrongful Death Suit
The sole purpose of this current GoFundMe campaign is to raise the funds necessary to sustain a wrongful death civil action against Justin DiPietro and any others who may share responsibility for baby Ayla Reynolds’ death and any cover-up. Trista Reynolds, Ayla’s mother, is hopeful that a civil action will lead to the disclosure of information about Ayla’s last hours, her death, and the whereabouts of her body. While a civil action nominally seeks a monetary judgment, Trista and her attorney, William Childs, Esq., do not believe Ayla’s father, Justin DiPietro, or the other potential defendants, have sufficient assets for any significant monetary recovery.
On September 26, 2017, the Cumberland County Probate Court issued a determination that Ayla Reynolds died on or about December 17, 2011 . That was the day Ayla’s father Justin DiPietro reported 20-month-old Ayla missing from the home he shared with his mother Phoebe DiPietro and sister Elisha DiPietro and Elisha’s then-baby daughter. Lt. Jeff Love, the lead detective who investigated the case testified at a hearing preceding the determination of death that police do not believe Ayla Reynolds is alive. Although he was given notice of the hearing, Justin DiPietro did not appear or offer any evidence to the contrary.
Ayla had been living in Waterville, Maine with Justin DiPietro and his family for 59 days at the time of her death. During that time, Justin DiPietro bought insurance on Ayla’s life. Ayla also suffered a broken arm during that time, resulting, DiPietro said in contemporaneous news reports, from his falling while carrying her.
After Justin DiPietro reported Ayla missing, police found her blood throughout the DiPietro residence and in Justin’s car. Ayla’s body has not been found, and no arrests have been made. The three adults in the house the night of December 16, 2011- Justin DiPietro, Elisha DiPietro, and Justin’s then-girlfriend Courtney Roberts- are believed to be withholding evidence of what happened, according to police. Despite some 1,500 leads in the investigation, the criminal case remains unsolved, and no arrests have been made.
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Our fundraising effort to finance the civil action will be overseen by Childs Rundlett & Altshuler . This firm will be responsible for keeping records of funds disbursal and ensuring all donated funds are used for the expenses associated with the civil action and will provide an accounting at the conclusion of discovery.
Estimated expenses are the following:
~ Blood Splatter Experts
~ Private Investigators
~ Body Language Experts
~ Statement Analyses
While it is impossible to achieve our goal without monetary donations, money alone hasn't brought us to where we are today. For every donation made, someone - somewhere brought our determination to see justice for Ayla to the donor's attention. Someone directed you here today. Only you know what position you're in. If you can make a donation, please do so. If not, please be that someone and share our page on social media. But for those who can, just a few dollars in a hat passed around the office today would go a long way for closure in a common cause and justice for Ayla tomorrow.
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