The mother of Dylan Redwine has called for action in the high-profile investigation into the suspicious death of her son during a podcast.
On the podcast “Case to Case with Chelsea Hoffman,” Elaine Hatfield accused her former husband of murdering her son, as she has in other public appearances.
“He is the main person that is being watched,” Hatfield said.
She also said the passing of her son’s 16th birthday Feb. 6 and other events had inspired her to start fighting for justice in her son’s case.
Hoffman’s podcasts are made available on her website every Sunday evening.
Mark Redwine called into the podcast, and he denied he had any involvement in his son’s murder.
“Until we have a better opportunity to determine his cause of death, I think we are all talking in circles,” Redwine said during the podcast.
Hatfield said she was tired of waiting for law enforcement to take action in Dylan’s case. She said the heat would be turned up in the case this year.
“We’ve got to get his name and his face and his story back out there,” she said.
The La Plata County Sheriff’s Department still is actively investigating Dylan’s death, said Dan Bender, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office.
He said information has been shared with the District Attorney’s Office, which would make the decision to prosecute.
Several callers to the podcast called for local law enforcement to allow other agencies to step in.
The FBI has been involved at several different levels of the investigation. However, Bender would not say whether the FBI currently is involved.
Hatfield also said Dylan found photos on Mark Redwine’s laptop that were of his father eating feces.
“If you’re going to have that stuff on your laptop, don’t let your children use your laptop,” Hatfield said.
These photos may have led to conflict and a lack of trust between Dylan, Cory – Dylan’s older brother – and their father, she said.
Redwine said the story about the photos was an attempt to humiliate and embarrass him, during an interview with The Durango Herald on Thursday evening.
“I think she does anything and everything to try to make my life as difficult as she can,” he said.