The mother of a missing Maine toddler said the girl’s father took out a life insurance policy just weeks before she disappeared, MyFoxBoston.com reported.
“In the same week Justin took Ayla from me, he took out a life insurance policy on Ayla," Trista Reynolds said, the station reported. "Now, why did he take out that life insurance policy? I'm still trying to figure that one out myself. Because who takes a life insurance policy out on their own child?"
On Dec. 17, Ayla Reynolds, 20 months old, was reported missing by her father Justin DiPietro. He says he doesn’t know where the girl is and insists he wants to find her.
But Trista Reynolds, who says she was in rehab when the girl disappeared, says DiPietro told her he wanted to end child support payments, according to the report. She said authorities informed her that he failed a lie-detector test and that Ayla’s blood was found at his home, the report said. Police would not comment.
Trista Reynolds is suing the state’s Department of Health and Human Services because she said she wanted her daughter to stay with her grandfather and wanted background checks performed on anyone in contact with her daughter, which she says did not happen, the report said.
The agency would not comment for MyFoxBoston.