UPDATE: State police, tracking dog at home of missing toddler
By Doug Harlow
Updated at 1:40 p.m.
click image to enlargeAyla Reynolds
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Waterville toddler missing; girl was possibly abducted
Waterville toddler missing
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WATERVILE — Maine State Police, a game warden, a tracking dog and city police entered the house at 29 Violette Ave. about 12:30 p.m. today.
The house is where 20-month-old Ayla Reynolds lives; she's been reported missing since Saturday morning.
The search of the house comes as Waterville Police Chief Joseph Massey is scheduled to host a press conference at 2 p.m. today in the Waterville City Council Chambers regarding the disappearance of Reynolds.
The Council Chambers can be reached through the Police Department main entrance on Front Street in downtown Waterville.
Reynolds, wearing a soft cast from a broken arm, was last seen sleeping in her bed at about 10 p.m. Friday. Her father reported her missing Saturday at 8:51 a.m. when he said he found an empty bed.
Police searched the neighborhood for her all day Saturday, including using a Maine State Police tracking dog.
The child lives at 29 Violette Ave., off Cool Street. She was last seen wearing green, one-piece pajamas with polka dots and the words "Daddy's Princess" on them. She is 2 feet, 9 inches tall and weighs approximately 30 pounds.
Her left arm is in a sling and soft splint. She has short thin blond hair.
Waterville Deputy Police Chief Charles Rumsey said police conducted extensive interviews and believe there is nothing suspicious about the broken arm, which he said was suffered in an accident several weeks ago.
Massey said it's possible the toddler let herself out of the house and simply walked away and that is part of the investigation. It's also possible the child was abducted, police said.
Police asked that anyone with information regarding Ayla's whereabouts to call the Waterville Police Department at 680-4700.