Dylan Redwine case: Deputies investigating multiple tips to find possible witness in case

LA PLATA COUNTY, Colo. - Deputies say they are investigating multiple tips to find the renter who may have seen something related to the disappearance of Dylan Redwine.

Redwine, 14, was spending a court-ordered Thanksgiving week visit with his father, Mark Redwine, when he vanished from his father's Vallecito home on Nov. 19.

Last Monday, the La Plata County Sheriff's Office said they received a tip from someone who remembered seeing a man in the north end of Vallecito the day Dylan was reported missing.

The tipster told investigators they were approached that day by a man who asked where he could find gasoline for his vehicle. The man was described as Hispanic, between 45 and 50 years old, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing about 170 pounds with dark hair.

The man said he was looking at rental properties, said Sheriff's Office spokesman Daniel L. Bender.

"We have received multiple tips that have been helpful in our attempts to  identify the person who we have confirmed was looking for a rental property," said Bender in an email to 7NEWS. "We are still following up on those tips."

Bender stressed that the man is not a suspect, not a person of interest, but simply a person in the area who may have seen something related to Dylan’s disappearance and may not even realize it.

"The investigation is still active and continuing with several Investigators working on the case both on the phone and in the field almost daily," Bender said.

Within weeks of Dylan's disappearance, investigators said they determined the teen did not run away. But members of the task force searching for Dylan will not disclose what led them to that conclusion.

The reward for information leading to finding Dylan is well over $50,000. That includes rewards through Crime Stoppers, the FBI and donations from private citizens and groups.

Anyone who may have information on Dylan's whereabouts is asked to contact La Plata County Sheriff’s Office Investigators Dan Patterson 970-382-7015 or Tom Cowing 970-382-7045. There is a local tip line, 970-382-7511, where tips can be left on an answering machine that is regularly checked by Investigators.

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