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Dylan Redwine now subject of homicide investigation, family at war

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Update: Yesterday brought the terrible news that Dylan Redwine, the thirteen year old who went missing in the Vallecito Lake area last November, was dead. Authorities confirmed that bones found during a recent search were part of his remains; see our previous coverage below. Now, doubt has been removed about whether his passing could have been of natural causes or due to an accident of some kind. Law enforcers are engaged in a full-scale homicide investigation as Redwine's shattered family members appear to be turning on each other again.

The Find Missing Dylan Redwine Facebook page features photos documenting the intensive exploration of the area near Middle Mountain Road that eventually turned up the evidence leading to yesterday's announcement. Here's one shot....

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...and another:

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In the wake of the news, La Plata County Sheriff's Office personnel quoted by 9News said Dylan's death didn't seem to have been caused by something along the lines of an animal attack. Rather, he appears to have been deliberately killed.

The station also spoke to Dylan's brother Corey. While he doesn't come right out and say that his father, Mark Redwine, whom Dylan was visiting when he vanished, killed the boy, he certainly seems to be tilting in that direction. In that respect, he echoes Elaine Redwine, Dylan's mom, who was divorced from Mark in 2007 and has spent much of the time since then implying that her former husband was responsible for what happened to their boy. They even spatted on the subject during an episode of the syndicated program Dr. Phil, excerpts of which can be found below.

In a 9News interview, Corey talks about a note he texted to his dad after learning that Dylan's body had been found.

"I sent him a text message saying 'Dylan and God know what happened.' And to whoever was involved, they'll pay the price," he revealed. "He hasn't responded to me at this time."

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Mark Redwine.
Mark Redwine has consistently proclaimed his innocence in the case, and he continued to do so during a phone conversation with the outlet. In his comments, he kept the focus on the loss of his son.

"Anyone who has met Dylan loves him and knows what a wonderful child he is," he said, adding, "It's my worst nightmare that came true. All I have on my mind right now is to reach out to Elaine and Corey, figure out what we need to do as his parents to give him a proper burial, because I think he deserves that."

No comment from Elaine Redwine thus far. Look below to see the 9News report, followed by our previous coverage.

Continue for our previous coverage of the Dylan Redwine story, including photos and videos.



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Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

Update :

The area has turned on the father . After all this time, his neighbors are beginning to point their fingers . I'm not sure if this IS heavily 'mom influenced'....

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

I have MANY issues w/ the death penalty . Especially in a state who ignores most motions filed by incarcerated, long-term inmates . Then comes along a horrific crime against children, the elderly, or women, and I'm left questioning my morale beliefs . We MUST protect those incapable of doing it for themselves . The question lies do we do this under the threat of death ? AND should this be the case, 20 yrs to enforce is CRUEL & UNUSUAL punishment for ALL involved !!!

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

Men kill their wives.

NOT their children .......

Deborah Watts
Deborah Watts

Thank the Lord, I did not see him as I DID Ridgeway 10-05-13! The negligent cops IGNORED that to and my pictures of the 4 YES 4 other people she was with! I have pictures of some and the MEDIA type BIG RIG! YOUWHO no one CARE! GEE..the HIGH DOLLAR rig or the people never seen before or again! YOUWHO does media man SIGG own one like it?

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

I have a baseball & bat going down to the memorial site . It will be leaving on Monday night or Tuesday morn . If you are interested in signing either, plz email at ( juan_leg@yahoo.com ), and use Dylan in the heading.

David Carollo
David Carollo

Bold move saying it wasn't accidental - innocent until proven guilty.

Steve Bozich
Steve Bozich

"now"? They started a long time ago.....

Carmen Ross
Carmen Ross

Hope the judge who issued the court order forcing him to visit against his and his mothers wishes sleeps well at night.

RobertChase
RobertChase topcommenter

Undoubtedly, and the animosity between his parents will surely be a part of it.  Both the Denver Post and Westword appear to have confused the location -- Vallecito is near Vallecito Reservoir; Vallecito Lake is a tarn just below Hunchback Mountain in the Weminuche Wilderness more than ten miles away; I took an unintended detour around it while hiking along the Continetal Divide Trail six years ago.  The DP recounts hostility between Dylan's parents after learning of the discovery of his remains -- it is garbled, of course:  "Elaine Redwine spotted her ex-husband on a street in Durango after the announcement, rolled down the window of her car and shouted, "Murderer!" he said." -- perhaps Elaine is transexual, or the incompetently-written sentence is trying to indicate that he called her a murderer.  With parents like that, perhaps Dylan was trying to run away, but with the DP covering the story, we likely  will never even learn where the events took place, much less the how he came to meet his end.

Pam Stiffler
Pam Stiffler

As a parent I can't even imagine being crushed twice. RIP Dlan

Angel Livingin Denver
Angel Livingin Denver

Absolutely heartbreaking! My thoughts and prayers go out to all who loved him

Green_eyes
Green_eyes

Very sad news..... Just starting his life... Rest in peace little guy... :(

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

I figured they had found remains judging by the actions of the police .....

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

Thank you WW & Roberts, for the updates .

Crimes against children,

test my personal objections against the death penalty !...

GuestWho
GuestWho topcommenter

http://www.startribune.com/local/162485846.html?page=all&prepage=2&c=y#continue

"one out of every 33 homicides in the United States is the killing of a child under 18 by their parent, or between 250 and 300 of the country's killings each year."

A 2005 study "found filicide to be the third-leading cause of death of American children ages 5 to 14."

"After spouses killing spouses, parents killing children is the most common variety of family homicide, according to a U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics study of homicides from 1976 to 2005."

GuestWho
GuestWho topcommenter

Unfortunately filicide does happen.

http://hunterreschfoundation.com/facts.html

Facts and Satistics "Among children under age 5 years in the United States who were murdered in the last quarter of the 20th century, 61% were killed by their own parents: 30% were killed by their mothers, and 31% by their fathers. Estimates by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for 1994 indicated that homicide was the fourth leading cause of death for preschool children and the third leading cause of death among children from ages 5–14 years. In the United States, the incidence of homicide of children less than 1 year old has increased over the past quarter-century. Compared to other developed nations, the United States has the highest rate of child homicide: 8.0/100,000 for infants, 2.5/100,000 for preschool-age children (age 1–4 years), and 1.5/100,000 for school-age children (age 5–14 years). In contrast, Canada’s reported rate for homicide of infants was less than half that of the United States: 2.9/100,000. Furthermore, multiple authors have suggested that rates of child murder by parents are underestimated in epidemiological studies of child death."-- Child Murder by Mothers: A Critical Analysis of the Current State of Knowledge and a Research Agenda Susan Hatters Friedman, M.D.; Sarah McCue Horwitz, Ph.D.; Phillip J. Resnick, M.D. Am J Psychiatry 2005;162:1578-1587



Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

The bat & ball left this morning . Thanks to the eight who contacted me and signed the bat & or left their 'own' offering for Dylan's memorial !.....

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

@David Carollo  

Extremely powerful statement !

RobertChase
RobertChase topcommenter

@meghan  I can only take very small doses of mass media, and while I am concerned for justice, I don't think I could stomach it.  If Dylan was killed by a cougar, forensic evidence should be able to establish that.

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

@meghan @RobertChase  

THIS IS WHY I HATE AMERICAN MEDIA & MOST TELEVISION !!!

THE NATION IS NOT THE JURY !!!!

FUCK POPULAR OPINION !!!

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