Dive teams plan to search La Plata County reservoir for missing teen Dylan Redwine again Monday

Divers find no sign on 13 year old in reservoir

BAYFIELD, Colo. - Divers plan to continue the search for a missing Colorado teen on Monday.

Sunday,  volunteers searched three more areas, including a reservoir for Dylan Redwine, 13.

Trained cadaver dogs from La Plata Search and Rescue alerted on unidentified scent sources in Vallecito Lake  Saturday and again Sunday morning.  Seven divers from New Mexico State Police searched  the south end of the lake Sunday to determine what the dogs may have been alerting on.  Nothing was found.

At the request of the dive team, two boats equipped with sonar will survey the area Monday.  The divers will then be able to maximize their limited time by only searching where blips appear on  sonar.  Members of La Plata Search and Rescue will also continue to search portions of the shoreline that is several miles in length.

Dylan had been at his father's house in Vallecito, about 22 miles northeast of Durango, Colorado, for one day when he disappeared one week ago. Sixth Judicial District Judge David Dickinson had issued a court order granting his father visitation rights during the Thanksgiving holiday, sheriff's officials said. Dylan’s parents divorced in 2007.

Dylan’s father told investigators Dylan was at his house on County Road 500 when he left to do some errands at about 7:30 Monday morning.  Mark Redwine said Dylan was gone when he returned to the house at about 11:30 a.m.

Mark reported Dylan as missing a little before 5 p.m. Monday after he was unable to find him during the afternoon. 

Dylan's friends in Bayfield told The Durango Herald that Dylan was supposed to meet them Sunday night but changed that to Monday morning. They told the newspaper they think Dylan hitchhiked to meet them and then was abducted.
 
La Plata Sheriff’s Office Investigators met Sunday morning with local representatives of the FBI to share information and resources as they continue to develop leads on where Dylan may be.  Scenarios ranging from abduction to runaway are being examined.

"We know some people  are upset that we are even considering the possibility that Dylan may have run away.  But, we are working for Dylan  and we owe it to him and to his family to consider every possible scenario that could have caused him to drop out of sight for a week.  To disregard any potential circumstance could cause us to overlook a possible clue that will lead us to Dylan," said Dan Bender, PIO for La Plata County Sheriff’s Office.

Five investigators from La Plata Sheriff’s Office are assigned to the case.  Deputies and officers from other law enforcement agencies said they are responding to any report of a young person resembling Dylan.

Dylan is described as 5 feet tall, 105 pounds, blond hair,  blue eyes and fair complexion. He was last seen wearing a black Nike shirt, black basketball nylon shorts, black Jordan tennis shoes and a two-tone blue and white Duke Blue Devils baseball hat.  He may have a black backpack with him. His may have also taken his cell phone and charger with him.

Dylan’s mother, Eliane, and his older brother, Cory drove to Durango when he was first reported missing and remain in the area.  Both parents are cooperating with investigators.

Elaine insisted earlier her son is not a runaway.

“Dylan wouldn’t have left willingly,” Eliane Redwine told the Durango Herald on Friday afternoon. “If there was any way to communicate he would have called.”

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.

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