Task Force: Missing teen did not run away

Dylan Redwine went missing on Nov. 19, 2012(Photo: La Plata County Sheriff’s Office)

Dylan Redwine went missing on Nov. 19, 2012 (Photo: La Plata County Sheriff’s Office)

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DENVER – The law enforcement task force charged with finding missing 13-year-old Dylan Redwine said Wednesday that he did not run away.

Redwine disappeared Nov. 19 from his father’s home north of Vallecito in southwestern Colorado.

The Durango Herald reported 20 law officers from different agencies conducted door-to-door visits of homes in the area looking for any clue in Dylan’s disappearance.

The La Platta County Sheriff’s Office has created a phone line for tips. They are specifically looking for anyone who was along typical routes between Vallecito and Durango from 6 p.m. Nov. 18 to noon Nov. 19.

Investigators are looking for video or pictures of any vehicles that traveled in the area during that time as well.

Tips can be left at (970) 382-7511.

Three canine units continued looking for Dylan around the Vallecito Reservoir. Officials from the Durango Police Department, FBI, Colorado Bureau of Investigations and the Bayfield Marshal’s Office are involved in the search.

Officials said Dylan went missing while visiting his father Mark Redwine for the Thanksgiving holiday. Mark Redwine is divorced from his wife, Elaine who has publically suggested Mark Redwine may be involved in the boy’s disappearance.

Elaine Redwine on Good Morning America Tuesday said her ex-husband was irresponsible in leaving Dylan alone.

Mark Redwine told deputies he last saw Dylan around 7:30 a.m. on Nov. 19 as he left for errands. When Mark Redwine came home around 11:30 a.m., the boy was gone.

“He needs to come home and that’s what everyone wants for him,” said Mark Redwine in an exclusive interview with FOX31 Denver’s Mark Meredith after attending a community organized prayer vigil.

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office has not named the teen’s father as a suspect. On Monday, investigators described Redwine’s father as cooperative in their ongoing investigation.

“My focus is on Dylan and what he needs from us,” Mark Redwine said. “That’s all I have to say.”

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