Police Searching for Ayla Reynolds 

State and Waterville police are searching along the riverbank of the Messalonskee Stream for Ayla Reynolds. Steve McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety says the owners of the dam lowered the water levels for routine maintenance, so detectives decided to search the area. Ayla was reported missing from her father’s house in Waterville on December 17th. Police have said they do not expect to find the toddler alive. In May, McCausland told reporters all of the evidence collected leads police to believe Ayla is dead. At one point there was a $30,000 reward offered to anyone with information that would help police figure out what happened to the little girl, but that award is no longer being offered. Police found Ayla’s blood in the house where she was last reported seen. Police have said Ayla’s father, Justin DiPietro, his sister Elisha, and his girlfriend, Courtney Roberts, were in the house when Ayla disappeared. Police say the three adults are not being truthful about what happened that night. No one has been charged in connection to Ayla’s disappearance. Ayla’s mother, Trista Reynolds, has said she just wants to know what happened to her daughter.