Earlier today, officers from the Maine State Police, the Waterville Police, the Maine Wardens Service and others converged on a wooded area in Oakland as part of the ongoing search for missing Waterville toddler Ayla Reynolds. The search proved unsuccessful and the case remains open.

 

The Bangor Daily News is reporting, that as of this afternoon, police have failed to find the missing 20-month-old, who was last seen in December 2011.

The published report said that Maine Department of Public Safety Spokesman Steve McCausland told reporters at the scene off Hussey Hill Road in Oakland that no specific piece of information led to today's search, and that the area searched today was one that they had looked at in the past, and that police decided to search the area after a review of the case file.

McCausland added that while no additional searches are planned as of now, police will continue to focus their efforts on finding the girl and he expected more searches in the future as the investigation continues.