obtained from Facebook, Associated Press
This undated photo obtained from a facebook page shows missing toddler Alya Reynolds. Police in Maine are appealing to the public for help in locating the 20-month-old girl who was last seen Friday night. Waterville Police Chief Joseph Massey held a news conference this afternoon to ask anyone with information about Ayla Reynolds to call police. Ayla's father called police yesterday morning to report that his daughter was not in her bed and couldn't be found. She was last seen sleeping at about 10 p.m. Friday by a family member.

WATERVILLE, Maine — The father of missing toddler Ayla Reynolds says he has no idea what happened to his daughter.

In his first public statement released through the Waterville Police Department Tuesday, Justin DiPietro says, "I have no idea what happened to Ayla, or who is responsible. I will not make accusations or insinuations towards anyone until the police have been able to prove who's responsible for this."

The Portland Press Herald reports (http://bit.ly/vl3pHP ) that DiPietro says his family and friends will do "everything we can to assist in this investigation and get Ayla back home." The newspaper says DiPietro encouraged the public to contact authorities with any information.

Ayla was last seen when DiPietro put her to bed Friday night. Police say DiPietro says he found her bed empty the next morning.

Information from: Portland Press Herald, http://www.pressherald.com