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Mother of missing Maine toddler says she isn't getting 'whole truth' about disappearance
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) ' The mother of a missing Maine toddler says she has spoken to the girl's father but still has unanswered questions about the disappearance.
Trista Reynolds said Tuesday that she still isn't getting "the whole truth" about what happened in Justin DiPietro's Waterville home on the night that 20-month-old Ayla Reynolds went missing.
Reynolds had criticized DiPietro for refusing to speak to her after Ayla's disappearance. She said Tuesday on NBC's "Today" show that they've now spoken, but she still wonders why he waited more than two weeks to make a public appearance to appeal for the return of their daughter.
DiPietro told authorities he last saw Ayla on the night of Dec. 16. He called the police the next morning when he discovered she wasn't in her bed.
Meanwhile, a Texas-based group that assists with missing children cases says DiPietro has asked them for help.
Dawn Davis, a spokeswoman for the Laura Recovery Center, said in a news release that DiPietro asked the nonprofit to help increase awareness of Ayla's disappearance. The Friendswood, Texas organization has asked its volunteers in the United States and Canada to post and distribute Ayla's photograph.