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WATERVILLE, Maine -- Waterville police said they are investigating the disappearance and possible abduction of a 20-month-old from her home.
Police were called to 29 Violette Ave. in Waterville Saturday morning after receiving a report from the father of the toddler, Alya Reynolds.
Police said Ayla was reported sleeping in her bed on Friday at about 10 p.m. by a family member.
Investigators say this morning at 8:51 a.m., Ayla's father called police after learning that the child was not in her bed and could not be located in the residence.
A search of the neighborhood surrounding the house has been conducted by members of the Waterville Police Department, Waterville Fire Department, and Maine State Warden Service, to include a flyover of the Warden Service's plane.
Ayla's family members are cooperating fully with police.
The Police Department is requesting assistance from the general public in locating Ayla.
Ayla was last seen wearing a green one-piece pajama with polkadots and the words "Daddy's Princess" written on them.
She is 2 feet, 9 inches tall, and weighs approximately 30 pounds.
Ayla's left arm is in a sling and soft splint. She has short, thin blonde hair.
Any individual with information regarding Ayla's whereabouts is asked to call the Waterville Police Department at 207-680-4700
The Smiley face murder theory (variations include Smiley face murders, Smiley face killings, Smiley face gang, and others) is a theory advanced by two retired New York City detectives, Kevin Gannon and Anthony Duarte, that a number of young men found dead in bodies of water across several states over the last decade did not accidentally drown, as concluded by law enforcement agencies, but were victims of a serial killer or killers.
One of the issue we have when it comes to crime is the level of coincidence that arises, suggesting a wide range conspiracy than an isolated incident. Based on probability, if we looked at all murders in the US for a 1 month period, the possibility of it looking like a serial killer is loose based on victim descriptions would be off the chart.
Genetics is not infinite, which means people will have the same eye color, hair color (whether natural or not, same with eyes), height, weight, etc etc etc. The abductions of children, especially newborns / extremely young, get even worse because at that stage in life, they all look the same.
The problem then becomes determining if its serial, or coincidence.
As we see, not an easy task.
A fresh turn in the spotlight for an infamous, three-decade-old case: Australia will conduct a fourth inquest into the death of Azaria Chamberlain, who disappeared in 1980 in the Australian outback; her mother famously said that a dingo took the nine-week-old child from their tent. Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton was found guilty of murder in 1982 and sentenced to life in prison; that conviction was later overturned after a piece of Azaria's clothing was found near a dingo den, notes the AFP; the child's body was never found.
The Australian reports that the case is being reopened because new information about recent dingo attacks was given to the Northern Territory coroner by the Chamberlains' lawyers. Among the included incidents, as noted by the Telegraph: a 9-year-old boy was mauled to death in 2001 by two dingoes, and a four-year-old girl was harmed in 2007. The new inquest will begin on Feb. 24.
Originally posted by Xcathdra
Then again im also in favor of equipping all babies with car style lojack gps tracking system until they turn 18, at which point they can get rid of it (like how we can microhip family pets).
Extreme? - maybe...
Also, how secure can we make the gps tracking, don't want psycho dad using it to find out where mom and the kids are hiding out.
Originally posted by Xcathdra
There are systems that allows the information to be encrypted / restricted. ..... To date I have not heard of anyone who is not authorized being able to get into those systems. Not saying it could never happen but you get the idea.
..... I think our mindset when it comes to children should be a little more open minded (to error on the side of the child and worry less about potential abuse of the system).
Originally posted by wildtimes
Sleepless night....was looking around at Missing Persons, vanished persons, etc. Wound up at the FBI Missing Persons list.
Lisa is not listed, but Aliyiah Lunsford is. She went missing 9/24. How long does a person have to be gone before they "make" that list?
I hope those two boys are okay.
1-year-old Lisa Irwin of Kansas City, Mo., has been missing almost three months. A police spokesman said the same detectives who were initially on the case remain on the case, and there is little else to report. The case remains classified as a missing/abducted child, the spokesman said.
Three months ago, on Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, Lisa Irwin disappeared from her Kansas City, Mo. home at 36th Street and North Lister.
Kansas City, Mo. police say their investigation continues into the October 4th disappearance, although there are no new developments in the case.
There has been little to report since November. On November 29th, FOX 4 reported that the Irwin family asked a group that calls itself “Lisa’s Angels” to stop holding vigils in the family’s yard. Deborah Bradley and Jeremy Irwin’s attorney said they wanted privacy and time to heal.
Also in November, Rasleen Raim, the mother of Irwin’s eight-year-old son went to court to fight for custody of their son. She said the environment was not healthy and expressed concern for his welfare.
On November 23rd, six weeks into the investigation, police disbanded the Northland command post used by investigators.