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Speculative comments by the public have not brought reasonable possibilities to light. It would appear that no one seems to know why no arrests have been effected.
Another question that remains unanswered, though speculation may yield some results, is why Maine State Police offered to show the Tudela family the blood evidence.
Do they believe Derek Tudela had some involvement?
Do they believe that the Tudelas would have had influence upon the DiPietros in getting them to confess to, perhaps, 'accidental' or 'unintentional' death?
It also raises another question:
Why would the Tudela family turn down the offer? Have they not come out and publicly express concern for the child?
Yet they also have come out in personal attacks against Ayla's mother, Trista Reynolds, a person they do not know.
Why would the family who sold Justin DiPietro the life insurance bundle, which included a $25,000 bet against a healthy toddler, not want to help police, if this is what police were, in fact, doing?
But what of Elisha DiPietro?
There is a major DHHS issue involved here that needs to be addressed.
A. A child met foul play on a night in which Elisha DiPietro and her child were present.
B. Police publicly stated that Elisha DiPietro was withholding information about what happened to said child on that night.
Question: How is it that Elisha DiPietro does not pose Jeopardy to her own child?
It is commonly understood in DHHS that if an adult poses a risk to one child, the adult poses a risk to another child. If an adult can harden her heart towards one, the adult can harden her heart towards another. If an adult can be negligent in failing to protect one child, she is a threat (legal, Jeopardy) to another.
How was she able to keep custody of her child?
Where was the baby's father?
Why didn't the baby's father (or his family) rush to court, newspaper in hand of the police quote, and allow a judge to give a temporary order of custody?
DHHS knows well that when someone is seen as being indifferent to the care of a child, this person is not to be trusted with a child.
Where are the parenting classes or mandatory counseling?
For those of you interested in justice for Ayla, yes, it is true that these actions would have likely impacted Elisha DiPietro in a profound way, which would have given at least the possibility of coercing her into giving police the information they needed to give Ayla a proper burial.
The same principles can be applied to Courtney Roberts.
Had an appropriate adult gone to court in Maine and told a judge:
The mother was at the home with her child at the time Ayla met foul play and has not been forthcoming to police, there is not a judge in the State that would have taken this lightly.
Another blaring question remains unanswered:
Could Elisha DiPietro and/or Courtney Roberts have been charged with any crimes such as child endangerment, obstruction, or anything along these lines that could have led to the giving of information on Ayla?
Instead, police strategy was, according to the maternal family, offer to show friends of the paternal family crime scene photos of Ayla's blood strewn all over.
What were they thinking?
We don't know the answer to this, but we do know that:
*An insurance policy was taken out against a healthy toddler that would yield a large sum of money in the event of the child's death;
*Weeks later, she was reported missing with a false story, and indications that her blood was spilled in the home...everywhere from the father's shoes right out to the vehicle, and it appears:
The Tudelas do not care less about it, and police strategy has not led to arrests, now forcing the hand of the desperate maternal family to take their case to the public.
No matter what the motive was, an underlining motive of money was present in this case.
For those unfamiliar with the Maine welfare system, having babies means having money. There are more ways to gain money without work than imaginable; creative ways that would stun the public. Those who game the system are aided by State workers due to job security issues. From cash benefits to reduced rent to free internet and on it goes. Elisha DiPietro and Courtney Roberts would have faced a loss of money in the event they lost custody of their children.
They might have talked. Instead, police offered to show the Tudelas the blood evidence?
Justin DiPietro faced a financial bonanza in the event of a healthy toddler's death, and if it was not the initial motive, it certainly gave traction to his raging temper and hatred of Trista Reynolds, and resentment of having to pay child support for the next 16 years if he were not to gain custody.
We will likely hear of an unintended death, but given the escalation of abuse that Ayla suffered, and the life insurance policy taken out against her, there was nothing unintended about her death.
Let's hope prosecutors show some courage, and stop with "our 25 years experience" rhetoric of inactivity and deal making.
Yes, they have one shot, but why not take it?
We still have the shadow of the Boulder Grand Jury's indictment of John and Patsy Ramsey in the child abuse death of their daughter, Jonbenet, which was left unsigned by the cowardly prosecutor, Alex Hunter and his "many years experience" in the office.
A coward is no better for having been a coward for decades.