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The death of a 92-year-old Waterville man has been ruled a homicide.

Ayla Reynolds reported missing December 2011

Ayla Reynolds still missing two years later

Ayla’s father, Justin DiPietro, said he last saw his daughter on the night of Dec. 16, 2011.

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WATERVILLE, Maine — 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.