There is no evidence that missing toddler Ayla Reynolds was abducted from her father's home, authorities revealed today.
It was also believed that the adults in the house were not giving the full picture of what happened on the night of the 20-month-old's disappearance six weeks ago, after investigators confirmed blood found belonged to the child.
Police found blood in the basement of Ayla's father's home in Waterville, Maine, early on in the investigation into her disappearance.
Using the chemical Luminol, a CSI team discovered 'more blood than a small cut would produce' in the basement, some of it 'not visible to the naked eye'.
Justin DiPietro and two other adults were known to have been at the house that night. The little girl was staying with her father in Waterville. Her mother, Trista Reynolds, lives in Portland.
Steve McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety, said: 'The idea that someone sneaked into the small house and took Ayla without awakening any of the adults doesn't pass the straight-face test.
'We've followed every conceivable piece of evidence that would follow their version of events and we have found not one piece of evidence that supports an abduction.' Read More