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Ayla Reynolds reported missing December 2011
The mother of missing Maine toddler Ayla Reynolds has asked the county attorney to bring child endangerment charges against the girl’s father.
In a March 24 letter to the Morning Sentinel, Trista Reynolds says Ayla was in Justin DiPietro’s care when he reported her missing on Dec. 17, 2011. Investigators found blood inside the home, and have concluded the child is no longer alive and was a victim of foul play.
Reynolds has asked the county prosecutor to bring child endangerment charges against DiPietro before the statute of limitations runs out in nine months.
The county prosecutor says her office has no jurisdiction over the case since it was transferred to the attorney general’s office.
The deputy attorney general told the newspaper that he cannot discuss any possible charges in the case.
Police looking for Nicole Reynolds, Gianna Geraghty
KEENE, N.H. — Keene police are seeking the public’s help in finding a mother and her 2-year-old daughter.
Nicole Reynolds, 33, of Keene, and her daughter, Gianna Geraghty, 2, have not been seen or heard from since Wednesday night, when Reynolds picked Gianna up from the home of the girl’s paternal grandparents.
“Our concerns are obviously for Gianna and Nicole as well, that everybody be safe and come home,” said Michael Geraghty, the girl’s grandfather.
Geraghty said that on Thursday, there was a custody hearing for Gianna. When Reynolds couldn’t be reached, the judge advised the family to call police.
The two may be traveling in a silver Honda CRV with New Hampshire registration 2368679.
Police said the incident is currently being treated as a missing-persons case, not an Amber Alert.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call Keene police at 603-357-9813. Tips can be anonymously submitted at this link.
Jeremiah Oliver last seen in September
Fitchburg, Mass. — The uncle of a missing 5-year-old Fitchburg boy was led out of the courtroom Friday after an emotional outburst during a hearing when the judge ruled the boy’s mother is competent to stand trial.
Investigators fear Jeremiah Oliver, who was last seen in September, may be dead.
The boy’s mother, Elsa Oliver and her boyfriend, Alberto Sierra Jr., appeared at a pretrial hearing in Fitchburg District Court.
At the end of the hearing the boy’s uncle, Sandrino Oliver, screamed, “Where’s my nephew?” several times before he was led out of the courtroom by several guards.
Sandrino Oliver was brought before the judge in handcuffs on a contempt of court charge. The charge was dismissed by Judge Margaret Guzman after he promised it would not happen again.
“If he disappeared — she has to know where he is at. I believe that she is afraid,” Jose Oliver, the boy’s father, said.
Elsa Oliver and Sierra have pleaded not guilty to child endangerment and abuse charges in connection with the alleged abuse of Jeremiah’s 9-year-old brother and 7-year-old sister, who were placed in state custody.