Vigil marks one year since Dylan Redwine's disappearance

Community still searching for justice for Dylan

MONUMENT, Colo. - Community members gathered Saturday night in Monument's Limbach Park for a vigil marking one year since the disappearance of Dylan Redwine.

About 20 community members released balloons and wrote messages on rocks, promising they would find justice for the dead 13 year old.

"Somebody, somewhere knows something and has seen him," said organizer and family friend, Alyssa Austin. "And hopefully that will just come to light and we pray it does."

There are still few answers as to what happened to the teen who disappeared in Bayfield during a court-ordered visit with his father. Searchers found some of his remains near Middle Mountain last spring. The area is about ten miles from his father's home.

"There's no end to it," said Shawna Schotanus who never knew Redwine but brought her young son to the vigil.

"I can imagine as a parent not having closure and not knowing what has happened."

"What crazy person would do that," asked Luke Schotanus.

Redwine's family held a similar memorial more than 300 miles away in Bayfield.  They also released balloons, shared stories and dedicated a bench in the teen's memory.

"I want the murderer of Dylan to be brought to justice," said Lily Gander who traveled to Monument from Lakewood to honor the teen.

Detectives are investigating his death as a homicide but have not named any suspects.  They have searched his father's Bayfield home three times, as recently as this past August.


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