LA PLATA COUNTY, Colo. — Nearly five years ago, the search for a missing 13-year-old consumed La Plata County. When investigators located the boy, hearts and hopes were crushed. Now Dylan Redwine's father faces felony charges in the case.
Mark Redwine was arrested Saturday in Washington State shortly after making a delivery in his big rig near Bellingham.
Now, La Plata County, the U.S. Marshals, Washington State Patrol and Bellingham Police are involved in the case, which saw Redwine arrested on a warrant that named charges of second-degree murder and child abuse resulting in death.
Redwine won't be formally charged until he is extradited to Colorado, and extradition may be discussed in a Monday hearing in Washington.
Case unfolds over five years time
Then 13-year-old Dylan Redwine disappeared while visiting his father on a court-approved visit during Thanksgiving break in 2012.
A massive search didn't turn up results until June of 2013, just 10 miles from Mark Redwine's home near Vallecito Lake.
Additional body parts were eventually found, including the boy's skull, leading the La Plata County Sheriff's Office and Coroner's Office to upgrade the boy's death to a homicide.
National television, lawsuits bring case to spotlight
Both parents have filed wrongful death lawsuits in the case, although each case was dismissed. The nature of the case led producers of Dr. Phil, a daytime talk show, to organize a show around the two parents.
On the show, Dr. Phil asked Redwine to agree to a polygraph, but he refused, ultimately denying having anything to do with his son's death.