Metro

OAKLAND, Maine

Search fails to find sign of missing Maine toddler

Police officers and game wardens found no sign of missing toddler Ayla Reynolds during a search of a wooded area Wednesday, but law enforcement officials said they are not giving up. More than 30 searchers, including divers and canine teams, focused their latest effort in the community of Oakland, outside Waterville, in an area that includes woods, logging land, and a small pond. The disappearance of the 20-month-old girl from her father’s home in Waterville in December 2011 set off a massive search that eventually turned into the biggest criminal investigation in Maine history. Police have said they think Ayla is no longer alive, but no charges have been filed.

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