Nov. 19 marks one year since Dylan Redwine disappeared, case still being investigated as homicide

Tuesday marks a sad anniversary in Colorado -- it's been one year since Dylan Redwine disappeared.

Dylan's remains were found seven months later. No one has been arrested.

Last weekend, Dylan's family held a memorial in Bayfield, where Dylan is buried. Friends of the family held a vigil in Monument to remember and honor Dylan. In Monument, community members released balloons and wrote messages on rocks, promising they would find justice for Dylan.

-- Case history --

Dylan was living with his mom and older brother in Monument after his parents divorced. Dylan flew to the Durango-La Plata County airport on Nov. 18, 2012 for court ordered visit with his father for Thanksgiving.

Dylan's father, Mark Redwine, said he went to run errands the next day and when he came home, Dylan was gone.

Redwine contacted the Bayfield Marshal’s Office to ask if anyone had seen Dylan, then contacted Dylan’s mother, Elaine Redwine, to ask if she had heard from the boy. Elaine contacted the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office at about 5:30 p.m. that day (Nov. 19) and reported that Dylan was missing from his father’s home in Vallecito.

After months of searching, in June, some of Dylan's remains were found near Middle Mountain Road, less than 10 miles from his father's home. The bones were found in a drainage area, according to the La Plata County Sheriff's Office.

"During the search of Middle Mountain we found a variety of items, including bones, and those were sent to CBI, and they confirmed they were human remains," said Dan Bender, spokesman with the sheriff's office. "DNA testing confirmed they were Dylan."

The La Plata County Sheriff's Office told 7NEWS Dylan was not killed by wild animals.

"This is an active homicide investigation," La Plata County Sheriff's Office spokesman Dan Bender told 7NEWS. "The information we have is there is no reason for Dylan to go to Middle Mountain and there is no indication he did it on his own."

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