Items of interest found in Redwine search

Thursday, July 14, 2016 8:58 PM
The search continues for evidence in the Dylan Redwine death investigation as La Plata County Sheriff's Office investigators on July 7 search a square mile about 11 miles up Middle Mountain Road northeast of Vallecito Reservoir.

A five-day search for evidence connected with the death of 13-year-old Dylan Redwine uncovered items of interest. The La Plata County Sheriff's Office declined to release details about what was found.

The items were found within a one-mile by one-mile search area in the upper portion of Middle Mountain, above Vallecito Reservoir, where some of the teenager's remains were discovered in June 2013.

Sheriff's Office spokesman Dan Bender said that, like other evidence discovered in previous searches, the nature of the items found during the most recent search will not be divulged.

"Examination of search results will help determine what direction investigators will take next," Bender said. "Items of interest will be tested and added to evidence already collected throughout the investigation."

The search began last Wednesday, and it concluded Monday, with 1,088 work hours logged. Sixteen federal, state and local agencies from Colorado and New Mexico participated, including the FBI, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Denver police and Fort Lewis College anthropologists. Most of the searchers came at their own expense.

Over the course of five days, 69 people searched new and previously scoured terrain at elevations of about 10,800 feet.

Dylan went missing while on a court-ordered visit with his father, Mark Redwine, the week of Thanksgiving 2012. Redwine has been named a person of interest in the investigation. Some of Dylan Redwine's remains were found in June 2013, and his death has been ruled a homicide.