Police seek potential witness in disappearance of Monument teen


The La Plata County Sheriff's Office is seeking a person that could be a potential witness in the disappearance of 14-year-old Dylan Redwine.

Redwine went missing Nov. 19 near Vallecito Lake, the day after he arrived in Vallecito to visit his dad for Thanksgiving.

The sheriff's office interviewed someone the weekends of Feb. 9 and 10 who remembers seeing a man on the day Redwine disappeared. This person told investigators that the man indicated he was looking at rental properties and asked this person where the nearest gas station was.

The person didn't have a description of the vehicle but described the man as Hispanic, between 45-50 years old, approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing about 170 pounds. He had dark hair.

Sgt. Dan Bender, public information officer for the La Plata County Sheriff's Office, said this person is not a suspect or a person of interest.

“When that person passed that along to us we put that other person's description out in hopes that they will see that on the news and contact us because they were apparently on that county road the day Dylan went missing and we want to know if they saw any vehicles, if they saw anyone that looked like Dylan or anything of that effect,” Bender said.

Bender said it is possible that the person was not from the area and is not familiar with the ongoing case.

The number of tips that has come in has dropped but information continues to come in and they are investigated by the Dylan Redwine Task Force.

Anyone with any information about the whereabouts of Dylan Redwine is asked to call the La Plata County Sheriff's Office Investigators Dan Patterson at 970-382-7015 or Tom Cowing at 970-382-7045. There is a tip line available at 970-382-7511 where tips can be left on an answering machine that is checked by investigators regularly. People can also call the Durango-LaPlata Crime Stoppers at 970-247-1112 and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678.

A reward for information leading to the teen's whereabouts is available and now totals more $50,450.


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