Investigation, 13-year-old Dylan Redwine search; $20K reward

MISSING: Dylan Redwine, 13, from Bayfield, Colo. Nov. 19, 2012
MISSING: Dylan Redwine, 14, from Bayfield, Colo., missing since Nov. 19, 2012 | Photo courtesy of La Plata County Sheriff's Office, Image composite by Joyce Kuzmanic, St. George News

ST. GEORGE – The investigation into the disappearance of Dylan Redwine remains ongoing as police, friends and family continue their search.

Dylan Redwine, 13, in Durango Airport video footage, Dylan arrived in Durango for a visit with his father, Mark Redwine, from Nov. 18, 2012
Dylan Redwine, 13, in the clothes he wore the day he vanished, Durango, Colo., Nov. 18, 2012 | Photo courtesy of La Plata County Sheriff’s Department

Dylan Redwine, 13, disappeared from his father’s house in Bayfield, Colo., on Nov. 19, 2012. What began as a search and rescue effort became characterized as a criminal investigation two weeks later. The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office, Durango Police Department, Bayfield Marshal’s Office, Colorado Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are just some of the law enforcement agencies involved.

The Dylan Redwine Task Force, comprised of 50 investigators and officers from five local, state and federal agencies, has searched Bayfield and the surrounding areas since the boy vanished.

Friends, family and missing person advocate groups from across the country have helped raise awareness via social media. The Find Missing Dylan Redwine Facebook page, launched by Dylan Redwine’s mother, Elaine Redwine and other family friends, quickly obtained over 7,000 followers.

La Verkin residents Jamie Howard and Jason Howard are leading the charge locally; Jason Howard is Dylan Redwine’s cousin. The first thing the couple does each morning is check in with someone involved in the investigation, hoping and praying for good news.

“It’s a ‘one day at a time’ situation with hopes that today is the day that Dylan comes home,” Jamie Howard said. “We will never give up hope that he will be found.”

Banner encouraging public support for the search for Dylan Redwine, Durango, Colo., Nov. 27, 2012 | Photo courtesy of Find Missing Dylan Redwine

Description of Dylan Redwine

Dylan Redwine is 5 feet tall and weighs 105 pounds, with blond hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a blue baseball cap with a white front inscribed with the words “Duke Blue Devils,” a black T-shirt with a grey DC logo on the front, black knee-length basketball shorts with light-colored stripes on the sides and black “Jordan” shoes with a white tongue and shoelaces.

Current state of the investigation

The number of tips from the public coming into the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office has dropped from several dozen per day to two or three per day. However, all of the sheriff’s office investigators are still assigned to the case and continue to make follow-up contacts by phone and in person.

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

Massive search and rescue effort with law enforcement officers and community volunteers to look for Dylan Redwine, Bayfield, Colo., area, Dec. 9, 2012 | Photo courtesy of Find Missing Dylan Redwine

Family members are continuing to cooperate with the authorities.

Reward update

The reward for information leading to finding Dylan Redwine is now $20,000 cash. Funding has been provided by Crime Stoppers, the FBI and other groups and private citizens.

Flyer update

An updated Missing Person flyer was released last week by the Durango-La Plata Crime Stoppers.

Missing: Dylan Redwine poster dated Dec. 27, 2012

Tips and information

Anyone with information on Dylan Redwine’s wherabouts may contact the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office tip line at 970-382-7511, the Durango-La Plata Crime Stoppers at 970-247-1112 or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children hotline at 1-800-843-5678.

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MISSING: Dylan Redwine, 13, from Bayfield, Colo. Nov. 19, 2012
MISSING: Dylan Redwine, 13, from Bayfield, Colo., missing since Nov. 19, 2012 | Photo courtesy of La Plata County Sheriff’s Office, Image composite by Joyce Kuzmanic, St. George News

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