Remains of 13 Year Old Dylan Redwine Missing Since November 19, 2012 Found in Southwest Colorado, RIP … Police Say, “We’re pursuing this as a criminal investigation and not an accident”
Sad but not unexpected news in the case of missing 13 year old Dylan Redwine …
The remains of 13 year old Dylan Redwine have been found in southwest Colorado. The remains were found about 8 to 10 miles from Mark Redwine’s home via rural roads. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation told sheriff’s officials Thursday that testing indicated the remains were Dylan’s. The criminal investigation continues as to the boys disappearance and the cause of his death. Dylan Redwine has been missing since November 19, 2012 when he was at his fathers residence for a court-ordered visit in Vallecito with his father, Mark Redwine. When Mark Redwine returned home from running errands on Nov. 19, he said that Dylan was gone.
Dylan Redwine, Rest in Peace
Authorities said Wednesday that a five-day search for signs of Dylan Redwine ended with the teams finding several undisclosed items.
Some of the items included bones, they said Thursday. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation told La Plata County sheriff’s officials Thursday that testing indicated the remains were Dylan’s.
“The parents are obviously devastated. It’s not the kind of news we were hoping to give them. We were hoping to find him alive,” Durango police Lt. Ray Shupe said. “Our hearts are broken that this is the end result.”
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Authorities thought the area had too much snow for a thorough check and went back for a more intense search once the snow had melted.
“This was an area along Middle Mountain road which is a U.S. Forest Service road and it’s 12 miles long and there are may access points off of that and so it is not difficult to get to that area by vehicle,” said Bender.
Bender said the subdivision where Dylan was staying with his father is visible from Middle Mountain across the valley.
“We’re pursuing this as a criminal investigation and not an accident,” said Bender.
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13 year old Dylan Redwine has been missing since Monday, November 11, 2012 in Vallecito, CO. Dylan was last seen at his father’s home in the 2300 block of La Plata County Road 500, which is north of Vallecito Lake near Bayfield. Dylan lives with his mother in Colorado Springs, CO but was staying with his father for the Thanksgiving holiday. His father, Mark Redwine, went to run an errand at 7:30 a.m. Monday; however, when he returned at 11:30 am Dylan was gone. Dylan was reported missing by his father the same day. Elaine Redwine, the mother of missing Dylan Redwine insists that someone knws where her missing son is and that “he did not go off on his own”.
“He didn’t go on his own,” Elaine Redwine said of her son, Dylan, who was visiting his father, Mark Redwine, during Thanksgiving break.
The couple are divorced and she lives in Colorado Springs.
“Dylan wouldn’t have left willingly,” Redwine said during an interview at the home of a friend Friday afternoon. “If there was any way to communicate he would have called.”
The missing boy is 5 feet tall, 105 pounds, with blond hair, blue eyes and fair complexion. He was last seen wearing a blue-and-white Duke Blue Devils baseball cap, black Nike T-shirt and black Jordan tennis shoes. “Dylan wouldn’t have left willingly,” Elaine Redwine said Friday during an interview at the home of a friend. “If there was any way to communicate he would have called.” Dylan was picked up Sunday by his father at Durango-La Plata County Airport, his mother said Friday. Dylan announced his arrival in a text message and ended it with the emoticon that is interpreted as a scowl, she said.
This case has the appearance that Dylan Redwine might have initially run away from his father’s home as all signs indicate that Dylan did not want to be there. His visit was a part of a court-ordered Thanksgiving holiday visitation. Dylan, his mother Elaine and his brother recently moved to Colorado Springs, CO following his parents divorce. However, what happened after that might be something totally different. A Vallecito resident had seen Dylan walking with another boy Monday afternoon, but did not know that Dylan was considered missing at the time.
A nearby resident who knows Dylan reportedly saw him walking with another young boy along La Plata County Road 501 in Vallecito Monday afternoon, but the resident didn’t know Dylan was missing until Tuesday.
“We have to consider everything from foul play to a runaway,” said La Plata Sheriff’s spokesman Dan Bender
Anyone with information about Dylan should contact La Plata County Sheriff’s Office investigators Dan Patterson (970-382-7015) or Tom Cowing (970-382-7045).
Volunteers have been making door-to-door contacts to spread the word about Dylan, and searching areas near where he was last seen. Five investigators from La Plata Sheriff’s Office are assigned to the case. Deputies and officers from other law enforcement agencies respond to any report of a young person resembling Dylan. On Friday, the sheriff’s office released new details about what clothes Redwine may have been wearing when he disappeared. The La Plata County Sheriff says he may have been wearing a blue and white Duke Blue Devils baseball cap, a black Nike t-shirt, black basketball shorts and black Jordan shoes. “We have not ruled out any possibility” said Dan Bender, Public Information Officer for La Plata Sheriff’s Office.
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