It’s just before Christmas in the small city of Waterville, Maine, and little Ayla Reynolds is staying with her dad. As he tells the story, he puts his little girl to bed wearing green spotted pajamas emblazoned with the words “Daddy’s Princess.” The next morning, though, Ayla has disappeared. Her family are distraught – but is there more to the story than meets the eye?
Ayla was born in Waterville on April 4, 2010, to Trista Reynolds and Justin DiPietro. The pregnancy apparently caught them both by surprise, and Trista claimed that Justin originally wanted her to give the child up for adoption; however, she refused.
Although she struggled with drug addiction, Trista tried to be a good mother to her daughter. And so, when Ayla turned one year old, Trista checked herself into a rehabilitation center, and her sister Jessica agreed to look after Ayla.