Saturday, May 18, 2013
Nichole Cable, Ayla Reynolds and a Crisis of Confidence in Maine
I am frustrated at the lack of movement in the case of missing toddler Ayla Reynolds, plain and simple.
Can we really accept that the likes of Justin DiPietro outsmarted law enforcement?
Can someone buy life insurance against a healthy toddler's life, report her 'kidnapped' 6 weeks later, fail a polygraph, and leave the baby's blood in the house, and best trained law enforcement in an interrogation?
Before the rush to condemn local law enforcement, the FBI was in on this case in the beginning, which sealed off the notion that it was a kidnapping: it was not. Ayla met her death in the home where only three adults were, yet, no arrest.
This is not something that lends itself to confidence in the case of missing 15 year old Nichole Cable, as the 48 hour mark came and went, and the only announcement is that police are interested in one of the most popular vehicles in the area.
Rumors abound from locals and none of them sounds good.
Unlike the Baby Ayla case, we don't have statements to analyze which indicate guilty knowledge of the subject, which then allows us to wait for...arrests.
When Hailey Dunn went missing, the mother went on national television and was indicated for deception before she ever hooked up to the polygraph.
When Deborah Bradley spoke, she was almost incapable of saying the pronoun "I", or using Baby Lisa's name; long before the investigation turned against her, we knew.
Yet, in this case, we have nothing to analyze. If there has been a young male with defensive scratch marks on his body, who withstood interrogation, we don't know about it, and we don't have statements to analyze which allow us to know guilt or innocence from his own mouth.
It is likely that Nichole will be found, one way or another, but in terms of successful prosecution, there is always Justin DiPietro, father of Ayla Reynolds, holding the State of Maine in contempt.
There's something quite ironic about this:
Imagine taking a citizen of Maine's life, being uneducated but besting the State's investigators and prosecutors, having no criminal repercussion for the crime, but getting citizen's tax payers' money to be provided for.
Something just isn't right.
We wait upon news regarding the plight of Nichole Cable, but don't fault the citizens for their crisis of confidence. It may not be directly related to Casey Anthony, who's jury still cast a long shadow.