It was earlier revealed that Ayla Reynolds had a life insurance policy sought out by her father, Justin Dipietro. This bit of information was pretty hot news last week, but now an insurance company is saying that this is "normal." However, is it really normal when a disappearance occurs just a short time later?
Tom Record of the Maine Bureau of Insurance said that many insurance plans have dependent coverage and packages because children do pass away. That's all pretty common knowledge honestly, but is this case "normal" by any stretch of the word? Ayla Reynolds vanished under such mysterious circumstances that even the Maine State Police have publicly called the Dipietros out for not being truthful.
Keep in mind that there are other high-profile cases that involve missing persons and mysterious insurance policies. In the case of missing Maryland woman Robyn Gardner, her travel partner sought a $1 million insurance policy. Gary Giordano tried to cash out that policy after Robyn Gardner vanished mysteriously in Aruba. This is one of the key pieces of evidence against the man, even if he is currently free in the United States.
Hopefully, the detectives investigating the disappearance of Ayla Reynolds are looking into this insurance policy thing because it could just be a clue. Was Justin Dipietro struggling with money? He's a grown man who lives with his mother and relies on her basement for a home for him and his daughter who is now missing. That's not saying all men who live at home with their parents are criminals or anything, but could a financial situation lend a hand in seeking an insurance policy against a child in which you haven't much of an attachment? Keep in mind that reports indicate that Ayla wasn't in Justin's life for most of her lifetime. In fact, it's reported that baby Ayla was already seven months old before Justin even knew that he had a daughter. This is probably no fault of his, but it's telling that he may not have had a lot of time to form an emotional attachment. It wasn't until the little girl was a little older when he took an active role in her lifeÂ—like, when CPS put her in his care.
This blog has a collected timeline of events, some of which have not been reported by the media. It's apparent that the little girl had been experiencing bruising several times before she vanished mysteriously. At one point Justin told Trista that the toddler "got into a fight" at Chuck E. Cheese. This was to excuse bruising on the little girl's face. Trista also claims that her daughter would have bruising on her thighs as well the last few times she'd seen her.
Just around the same time Ayla's arm was broken, Justin Dipietro took out a $25,000 life insurance policy. He is unemployed and is rumored to be heavy into drugs. So is his girlfriend and his other family members. In fact, his girlfriend's sister was arrested for large amounts of illegal drugs in Courtney's apartment in Portland!
Around the same time he sought the insurance policy, he contacted Trista Reynolds and made claims that he believed their daughter would be "taken away" from him. Why? Could it be the bruising? The broken arm? Or could it be that this insurance thing isn't necessarily normal?
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