PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- News that state police do not believe Ayla Reynolds is alive left Ayla's mother, Trista Reynolds, both heartbroken and furious.
Trista, her parents and her brother watched the State Police news conference live on television. Then they cried, embraced, and spoke angrily about Ayla's father Justin DiPietro. They believe DiPietro is responsible for Ayla's death. Ayla's maternal grandfather, Ron Reynolds said, "I want everybody out there to see the pain this family has endured because you, Justin, and your family have not come forth and said anything."
Trista, too, is extremely angry at DiPietro. "That man killed my baby," She said.
Police have not implicated DiPietro. They aren't even calling Ayla's disappearance a homicide, but they have said that DiPietro, his sister, Elisha and his girlfriend, Courtney Roberts, are not saying everything they know about the night Ayla went missing.
Trista said what hurts her the most is not knowing where Ayla's body is so she can give her little girl a proper burial and visit her grave.
"My heart just broke more and more. I know I have to keep it together for my son. But Ayla was my girl. Ayla meant the world to me. She still does. I just wish as her mom, I could be out there protecting her right now."
Trista also said she's disappointed that the reward for information leading to Ayla is expiring at the end of the month. "They're going to take the money away, and my daughter's going to be out there somewhere, but there's no hope. I have no hope today."
We were unable to reach DiPietro for his reaction.