Investigation continues in case of missing boy


    By Dan Bender
    Special to The SUN

    The Dylan Redwine Task Force is continuing its investigation into the disappearance of 13-year-old Dylan Redwine. Dylan was reported missing by his father, Mark Redwine on Nov. 19, less than a day after arriving in La Plata County for a court-ordered visitation over the Thanksgiving holiday.

    The number of tips from the public coming into La Plata County Sheriff’s Office, have dropped from several dozen per day to an average of two to three per day. However, all LPCSO Investigators are still assigned to the case as well as working other criminal cases. Investigators continue to make follow up contacts by phone and in person.

    As tips and other information become available, some are assigned to other Task Force members which include investigators from Durango Police Department, Bayfield Marshal’s Office, Colorado Bureau of Investigation, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

    The reward for information leading to finding Dylan is now approximately $20,000. That includes rewards through Crime Stoppers, the FBI, and donations from private citizens and groups.

    Some evidence sent to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation has been processed and returned to La Plata County Sheriff’s Office. Information regarding that evidence will not be released since the investigation remains active.

    Family members continue to cooperate with investigators.

    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. Persons can call Durango-La Plata Crime Stoppers at (970) 247-1112.  Persons can also call the hotline for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at (800) 843-5678.