Hope in which the young mother released in honor of her missing daughter. A flying lantern release was also done in which 45 bright pink lanterns flew in honor of the missing child. The lanterns were donated and organized by
Christi Lalicker, of LostNMissing along with a number of military wives from Jacksonville, Florida. The walk began at Monument Square in Portland led by Reynolds holding a large six foot banner with three photos of Ayla at
the front of the walk. The group made their final stop at Deering Oaks Park. The event was organized by Trista Reynolds and sponsored by LostNMissing Inc the nonprofit out of Londonderry, NH. It was the same walk that
Reynolds took, on a near daily basis with her young daughter prior to her disappearance.
Ayla was 20 months old when was reported missing by her father on Dec. 17, 2011.
Justin DiPietro, the father, said Ayla disappeared from her bed overnight, saying she was last wearing polka dot pajamas with the words "Daddy's Princess" on them. She had a cast on her broken left arm.
Police have ruled out the possibility that Ayla was abducted and have said they don't expect to find her alive. But Reynolds still wants answers, and she wants to bring her daughter home. "Why won't someone tell the truth?" cries
Reynolds. "All I ask is to have my daughter home and for someone to please tell the truth as to where I can find my baby." Reynolds told the crowd.
A state police spokesman said there are no new developments in the investigation but that detectives are continuing to work on the case. There has yet to be any arrests in the disappearance of the missing child.