DURANGO, Colo. (KRQE) – Investigators have named Mark Redwine as a person of interest in the case of the death of his 13-year-old son, Dylan.
Dylan’s mother, Elaine Hall, has said all along that she believes Mark had something to do with Dylan’s death, but this is the first time investigators are publicly connecting him.
“I am not trying to get away with anything. I’m not involved in this,” Redwine said in a February 2013 episode of Dr. Phil.
It aired after Dylan’s disappearance in November 2012.
Dylan was visiting Mark at his home in Vallecito, northeast of Durango.
“No matter how it comes across to you or anybody else, I am not involved in this,” Mark said at the time.
However, La Plata County Sheriff’s Office announced on Wednesday that Mark is a person of interest, based on evidence, inconsistent statements and his behavior.
He is not a suspect, so he is not being accused of Dylan’s murder, but investigators say he may be withholding useful information.
“Today was a good day in the journey for justice for Dylan,” Elaine told KRQE News 13 on Wednesday.
She said the announcement did not come as a surprise. With Dylan’s disappearance and the discovery of his remains seven months later on Middle Mountain, not far from Mark’s home, she has always pointed to Mark.
“Only partial remains were found, so somebody knew he was up there and I believe that person was named the person of interest,” Elaine said.
As crews plan another search of that area next month, Elaine has a message for Mark.
“I would say to him that he keeps touting how he wants to live his life the way Dylan would be proud. The way Dylan would be proud is to come up, Mark. Talk to law enforcement. Tell them what happened that night. Tell them the truth,” she said.
KRQE News 13 reached out to Mark for comment. He did not respond.
As for the rest of the family, the Sheriff’s Office says Dylan’s mother, her current husband and Dylan’s older brother have all been cleared of any involvement in Dylan’s death.
The coroner also updated Dylan’s death certificate, which previously listed his cause of death as undetermined. It is now officially deemed a homicide.
There haven’t been any arrests in the case, but family is hopeful this means investigators are getting closer.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 970-382-7511.