Dylan Redwine’s family, friends raise awareness to bring missing teen home
VALLECITO LAKE, Colo. — Braving cold temperatures and a constant down pouring of snow, family and friends of 13-year-old Dylan Redwine came together Saturday to raise attention and awareness for the missing teen.
Redwine, who vanished while visiting his father over Thanksgiving break, has not been seen or heard from in over two months. Friends and private donations have raised over $50,000 towards a reward, but investigators have reported a shortage in tips and leads in recent weeks.
“I think it’s important to keep it out there about the last physical place that Dylan was supposed to be,” Dylan’s mother, Elaine Redwine, said in an interview Saturday near Durango.
More than 25 people showed up outside the missing teen’s father, Mark Redwine’s home, hoping to urge him to be more transparent about his interaction with his son in the hours leading up to Dylan’s disappearance.
Mark Redwine, who investigators have reported as being cooperative with their case, decided to leave the Vallecito Lake area this weekend to avoid confrontation with his ex-wife and others.
“There’s no reason for anybody to be pointing fingers at me,” Mark said in a phone interview with FOX 31 Denver earlier this week. “Because they want to make me the easiest target to make somebody to blame, I can’t stop them from doing that, but it doesn’t mean I have to agree with it,” he said.
Cory Redwine, the missing teen’s brother, has publically asked his father to be more involved with the search to help bring Dylan back home.
“Right now it’s just a question mark; he was last the person to see him. He hasn’t done his part in helping find Dylan,” Cory explained.
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.