Hikers asked to help search for missing boy, Dylan Redwine

Redwine, 14, disappeared in November

DURANGO, Colo - Backcountry hikers around Vallecito Reservoir are being asked to keep an eye out for any signs of a boy who went missing last November.

Family friend Denise Hess tells the Durango Herald people have never stopped searching for Dylan Redwine and they need help.

She asked outdoor enthusiasts to be alert for pieces of clothing or anything that appears out of the ordinary. She also asked pet owners to be aware if their dog is sniffing at something unusual or finds a piece of clothing.

Redwine, 14, was spending a court-ordered Thanksgiving week visit with his father in Vallecito when he vanished on Nov. 19.

His father said he went to run errands the next day and when he came home, Dylan was gone.

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. Investigators would only say they are treating his disappearance as a criminal investigation.

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 a local tip line, 970-382-7511, where tips can be left on an answering machine that is regularly checked by Investigators.