Investigators search Mark Redwine’s house

Sheriff says he expects to learn today if anything significant was found

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The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday searched the house of Mark Redwine, father of the 13-year-old boy who went missing nine months ago and whose remains were found in June north of Vallecito Reservoir.

The search warrant was executed in cooperation with the FBI and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, said Sheriff Duke Schirard.

“It’s just follow-up on the still wide-open investigation,” he said. “We continue to seek every lead that we can and follow up on every lead that we can.”

The search warrant allowed investigators to go inside Redwine’s house and collect physical evidence that may be linked to the disappearance of Dylan Redwine.

Schirard was unaware Wednesday night whether the search yielded any new evidence.

“We’re not going to quit until we have some resolution to it,” he said.

Mark Redwine did not return a phone call Wednesday night seeking comment.

Dylan was reported missing Nov. 19, 2012, by his mother, Elaine Redwine, who lives in the Colorado Springs area. The boy was staying with his father, who lives about three miles north of Vallecito Reservoir, as part of a court-ordered visitation during the Thanksgiving holiday.

The boy’s remains were found in late June in a drainage about eight to 10 miles from the father’s house. Investigators were conducting a five-day search along Middle Mountain Road for the boy’s body.

Investigators said they do not believe Dylan ran away. The investigation took a new direction once Dylan’s remains were found, Schirard said. Investigators now are focused on finding the person who is responsible for his disappearance.

“That, in itself, has narrowed some of the investigation,” he said.

Schirard was unaware if Mark Redwine was at home during the search.

He characterized it as “an investigatory search to follow up on anything that needed followed up on.”

He said investigators were looking for “evidence of any involvement.”

Schirard said he expects to learn today whether anything of significance was recovered from Redwine’s home.

Investigators performed a search of Redwine’s house Nov. 29, 2012. Agents with the FBI and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation set up tents and a trailer outside his house and wore white scrub-like uniforms while combing for forensic evidence.

When reached by phone Wednesday night, Elaine Redwine said she is interested in finding justice for her son. A bad phone connection made other statements inaudible.

shane@durangoherald.com

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