Investigators search home of Mark Redwine

Lisa Collacott Special to the Tribune
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Authorities have searched the Vallecito home of Dylan Redwine’s father, Mark Redwine, nearly two months after the remains of the teen were found in rugged terrain nearby.

Dan Bender, public information officer for the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office, said the search was part of an ongoing investigation. In a statement sent to the media, Bender said he was only authorized to say that the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office along with assistance from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation served a search warrant on Mark Redwine’s home on Aug. 14.

“La Plata County Sheriff’s Office has no comment and will have no comment regarding what was taken during the execution of the search warrant nor regarding the nature of yesterday’s search,” Bender added. “As we have stated in the past, we have not labeled anyone as a suspect in this case. Due to the active nature of this criminal investigation we have no further comments.”

According to KUSA Channel 9 in Denver, Mark Redwine told reporters that investigators searched his home for three hours and removed sections of carpet and wood flooring and took a fireplace poker, clothing and a cell phone. Redwine also said investigators dug a hole in his yard underneath an outdoor staircase. Redwine’s home has been searched before.

Dylan Redwine went missing from his father’s Vallecito home on Nov. 19, the day after arriving for a court ordered Thanksgiving visit. Mark Redwine said he had left home that morning to run some errands and when he returned, Dylan was gone. Dylan Redwine was 13 at the time and had recently moved to Monument with his mother. After months of searching for him, investigators found remains on Middle Mountain Road near Vallecito Lake and positively identified them on June 27 as Dylan’s.