Divers find no new clues in search for Maine tot

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WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Divers who searched a river and nearby stream in the Maine hometown of a missing toddler have turned up no new clues.

Department of Safety spokesman Steve McCausland says divers searching for Ayla Reynolds on Friday re-examined an area in the Kennebec River in Waterville that was last searched Jan. 11. He says they also searched a stretch of the Messalonskee Stream.

Ayla was 20 months old when she was reported missing from her father’s home on Dec. 17. Her disappearance has been declared a crime.

Officials said Friday’s dive yielded a backpack and a knife, neither of which was connected to the case.

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Police have said they believe Ayla’s father and two other adults who were in the home before Ayla went missing know more than they’re telling investigators.

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