ST. GEORGE – The search for missing Colorado teenager Dylan Redwine continues. Dylan Redwine’s parents have also come together to appear on the Dr. Phil Show in coming days to help spread awareness of their missing son. Authorities are also asking anyone who may have seen anything strange the day of the boy’s disappearance to contact them, no matter how small it may have seemed.
Dylan Redwine, 14, 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. Various law enforcement agencies have been involved in the search for the boy.
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.
A Facebook page dedicated to finding Dylan Redwine has swelled to over 10,000 followers since its creation in January.
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.
Dr. Phil show
According to the Finding Missing Dylan Redwine Facebook page, Dylan Redwine’s father, Mark Redwine agreed to appear on the “Dr. Phil” program with Elaine Redwine, his ex-wife and Dylan Redwine’s mother, and Cory Redwine, the boy’s older brother.
“This is fantastic news,” said Denise Hess in a statement on the Finding Missing Dylan Redwine Facebook page. “This is just what we need to get Dylan’s face out there to millions of people.”
The Dr. Phil broadcast is set for Wednesday, Feb. 20.
Status of the investigation
The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office stated on Feb. 11 that the investigation into Dylan Redwine’s disappearance continues. Though the volume of tips has dropped, a flow of information continues to come in from the public and is followed up by Task Force Investigators.
“If anyone feels they may have seen something unusual in Vallecito before or soon after Dylan was reported missing, we encourage them … to contact the sheriff’s office,” said Dan Bender, LPSO public information officer.
“They may not feel what they saw has any connection to Dylan’s disappearance,” Bender said. “But we would like to hear from them and let Law Enforcement decide if it might be important.”
The reward for information leading to finding Dylan Redwine is well over $50,000 now. That includes rewards through Crime Stoppers, the FBI, and donations from private citizens and groups.
Anyone who may have information on Dylan Redwine’s whereabouts is asked to contact La Plata County Sheriff’s Office Investigators Dan Patterson at 970-382-7015 or Tom Cowing at 970-382-7045. People can also call the hotline for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE LOST (1-800-843-5678).
St. George News reporter Alexa Verdugo Morgan contributed to this article.
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