Missing Maine girl's kin worried about her safety - KMOV.com

Missing Maine girl's kin worried about her safety

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) -- Relatives of a Maine woman whose toddler daughter is missing say they were concerned about the girl's safety while she was staying with her father.

Dad Justin DiPietro called police Saturday to report 20-month-old Ayla Reynolds wasn't in her bed at his home in Waterville.

The toddler has a broken arm in a cast.

Her mother's stepsister Whitney Raynor said Monday child welfare agents placed Ayla with her father weeks ago while her mother was in rehab for substance abuse. The toddler's grandmother Becka Hanson tells the Morning Sentinel newspaper the same story.

Mother Trista Reynolds told ABC on Monday she has been seeking sole custody.

A phone number for the father can't be located. Police outside his house Monday said he wasn't there. The Associated Press has been unable to reach his immediate family by phone.

Police say the girl's disappearance is classified as a missing-person case.

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