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Search for missing Maine toddler Ayla Reynolds hampered by snowfall

Ayla, who is blonde, blue-eyed, and 2-feet-9 inches tall, was last seen Friday night wearing green one-piece pajamas with polka dots and the words "Daddy's Princess" on them. She was wearing a soft cast on her left arm. CBS Boston

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(CBS/AP) WATERVILLE, Maine - Large-scale search efforts for a missing 20-month-old girl are being hampered by a couple of inches of snow that fell overnight as the search for the Maine toddler enters its seventh day.

Pictures: Maine Toddler Ayla Reynolds Missing

Waterville police said Friday that local detectives along with Maine State Police and the FBI are continuing to investigate the disappearance of Ayla Reynolds. Ayla's father, Justin DiPietro, reported her missing from his Waterville home last Saturday.

DiPietro told police he last saw her when he put her to bed the previous night. He said she was wearing green pajamas with polka dots and the words "Daddy's Princess" on them. She also had a soft cast on her broken left arm.

Investigators put up crime scene tape around DiPietro's house on Thursday and two state homicide prosecutors were called to the site, but police say they are still treating the disappearance as a missing child case.

Police say teams of wardens will conduct searches on Friday as necessary when targeted by detectives.

Complete coverage of the Ayla Reynolds case on Crimesider


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