Mother of missing boy: I fear we won't find him

7:08 PM, Nov 29, 2012   |    comments
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"The Sheriff's Office is not calling Mark Redwine a suspect," Dan Bender, La Plata County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer, said. "However, since that house was the last place Dylan was seen, it is only prudent to do a more thorough search of that house and property for any information that can help direct us to Dylan."

Investigators searched Mark's home initially last week. Thursday's search was considered more thorough.

Thursday morning, Mark told 9NEWS he was going to spend the day with FBI and CBI investigators.

Dylan disappeared from his father's home in Vallecito. Vallecito is 20 minutes east of Durango. Dylan was visiting his father for Thanksgiving break. Mark Redwine was the last person to see his son.

"Our goal is to bring Dylan home," Mark Redwine told 9NEWS.

Investigators said it was important to search Mark's home again because that was the last place Dylan was seen.

On Wednesday, the La Plata County Sheriff's Department said they no longer believed Dylan ran away. Earlier in the week they said there are two possible outcomes: 1) that Dylan ran away 2) that he was abducted or foul play was involved.

The issue facing investigators is a lack of evidence. No clues were left behind that would point them in the direction of Dylan's whereabouts. 

Dylan's mother, Elaine Redwine, said on Thursday she's holding out hope her son will be found safe and sound. But as the days go by, more fear starts to kick in.

"I'm hoping we hear something. Every day that goes by I get more worried. I'm just trying to maintain and live so that when Dylan comes back we can regroup and be normal again, like we were before he left," she said.

Elaine Redwine said it's difficult for her and her family to get by day after day.

"Nobody should have to find themselves in a situation like this. This is horrible," Elaine said. "Who could take a 13-year-old boy? I just don't know where this world is anymore. It just makes me extremely sad."

Dylan is described as an 'urban kid' who loves to play video games.

His brother Cory said Dylan isn't much of an "outdoorsy type of teen."

If you've seen Dylan, you're asked to call La Plata County Sheriff's Office Investigators Dan Patterson at 970-382-7015 or Tom Cowing at 970-382-7045. Persons can also call the hotline for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE LOST (1-800-843-5678).

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