The attorney for Ayla Reynolds' father says he will file documents in response to a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the girl's mother.

2-year-old Ayla Reynolds disappeared from the house where her father was staying back in 2011. A massive search for the girl turned up blood evidence in the cellar of the home, but no sign of the child has ever been found. She was declared legally dead in 2017.

DiPietro has maintained that he knows nothing about her disappearance, as have two others who were in the house at the time. Ayla's mother, Trista Reynolds, filed a wrongful death lawsuit five months ago, but has been unable to serve paperwork to DiPietro, because his whereabouts were unknown. It was believed that he was living in California, so Reynolds' attorneys posted a public notice in newspapers there.

The Morning Sentinel reports DiPietro's attorney says his client had nothing to do with the girl's disappearance or death and that documents will be filed in response to the lawsuit. The attorney says, contrary to public opinion, Justin has been cooperative with authorities since Ayla's disappearance. DiPietro is said to be living and working in California, and his attorney says he struggles everyday with the loss of his child.