An official says some of the blood found in a Maine home where a missing toddler was last seen six weeks ago belonged to the little girl.
State police spokesman Steve McCausland said Saturday that the blood was found early in the investigation into Ayla Reynolds' disappearance from her father's Waterville home.
McCausland said Sunday that some of the blood found in the home belonged to Ayla. He declined to discuss how much blood was found, where exactly it was found or how long it might have been there.
Her father, Justin DiPietro, says Ayla was not in her bed when he checked on her the morning of Dec. 17.
A website run by Ayla's mother's family says that the despite the evidence, they are "more determined than ever to find out what has happened to Ayla" and are still clinging to the hope that she is alive.
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