Dylan Redwine case: Vallecito Reservoir search turns up nothing

Teen missing since November

DURANGO, Colo. - A two day search at a reservoir in southwestern Colorado turned up nothing in the investigation into what happened to Dylan Redwine.

The 14-year-old boy has been missing since Nov. 19. He disappeared while spending a court-ordered Thanksgiving week visit with his father in Vallecito, near Durango.

Search dogs picked up a scent along the reservoir shoreline over the weekend. That prompted the two-day search below Middle Mountain Campgroud.

Crews built a dam and drained a section that was 20 feet long and reached 10 feet in the water, according to the Durango Herald. But they found nothing.

"We’re satisfied that we thoroughly checked that spot," Dan Bender, spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office, told the newspaper.

"We have had canine alerts at multiple locations around the lake throughout the winter," Bender told 7NEWS. "They have all been negative."

Bender said investigators are exhausting all their possibilities.

Redwine arrived in Durango on the Sunday before Thanksgiving last year. The next day, his father, Mark Redwine, said he left Dylan home alone while he ran errands. Mark Redwine said when he returned home, the teenager was gone.

"Where is your boy?" Dr. Phil asked Mark Redwine on a show broadcast in February.

"I have no idea," Redwine responded. "I wish I knew, but I don't know."

Weeks after Dylan disappeared, 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 also 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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