Dylan Redwine Task Force asking for help from public in criminal investigation

DURANGO, Colo. - The criminal investigation into the disappearance of 13-year-old Dylan Redwine continued Saturday with no news of the fate of the boy.

Redwine has been missing since Nov. 19 while on a court-ordered visit to his father's home in Vallecito. Dylan lived with his mother in Monument and texted her when he arrived at the airport to be picked up.  That is the last time she heard from him.

Investigators said they do not believe the boy ran away from home.  He planned to meet friends in Bayfield early on Nov. 19 but never showed up.

Mark Redwine, Dylan's father, was interviewed at length Thursday night by investigators.   He did not ask for an attorney and is not considered a suspect or person of interest in the case, officials said.

Mark Redwine said he ran errands the morning Dylan disappeared.  He told the Durango Herald he had driven to Durango to meet with his divorce lawyer.

Dylan Redwine Task Force members, comprised of members of the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Colorado Bureau of Investigation, Durango Police Department and Bayfield Marshall’s Office, are examining evidence collected in the case.

"All of the information received by the Task Force is being compiled by Task Force Crime Analysts for timeline development and future Task Force action strategies," said Lt. Ray Shupe, Public Information Officer for the task force.  "Regional law enforcement agencies, Colorado law enforcement agencies, as well as local, state, and federal law enforcement officers in other states around the U.S. have been assisting the Task Force in tip follow-ups."

Lewis-Palmer Middle School, where Dylan attended, is planning a prayer vigil for Dylan Sunday  night from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.  at Limbach Park, on the corner of Front and Second Street, in Monument.

Video and photographs provided by the community to the Task Force are being analyzed by investigators for clues.  The Task Force is still requesting any recreational video footage or photographs that include vehicles traveling on any routes between Durango and Vallecito Lake, taken between 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18 through noon on Monday Nov.  19.  Citizens who have video footage or photographs that may be helpful to the investigation are asked to call dispatch at 970-385-2900 to make an arrangement to get a copy of the footage or photographs to the Task Force. 

Citizens who have information that may aid in the search for Dylan are asked to leave a voicemail message on the Dylan Redwine Tip Line at 970-382-7511.  If a citizen wants a return call from law enforcement, they must leave their contact information, but anonymous tips are also acceptable.  The tip line is not a manned telephone number and it is not a way to get information about the search, 

The Durango La Plata Crime Stoppers also has a cash reward for information leading to Dylan’s whereabouts.  Crime Stoppers can be reached at 970-247-1112. 

Citizens may also call the hotline for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE LOST (1-800-843-5678).

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