The search for Dylan Redwine is turning to area ditches, and volunteers are going to get involved. On Saturday a search is planned for the missing Colorado teen, but there are other reports clouding the headlines that might give people a negative outlook on searching for the lad. There aren't many updates in this case, but the animosity between the parents has been made abundantly clear. Is it possible that the reports of violence and strained relationships may affect the public interest in volunteering for searches?
Regardless of opinions and speculation, the most important thing to remember is that Dylan is still missing and is not believed to have run away from his father's home. That means this 13-year-old boy is most likely a victim of some kind of crime. It seems that the conflict between Mark and Elaine Redwine has been brought to the front of the story while investigative updates on Dylan's case dwindle.
A news source recently uncovered more information about the family of Dylan Redwine, and it's easy to speculate on whether or not it could be involvedÂ—much less if it could hinder the public's awareness of Dylan's disappearance. In 2005, Mark accused Dylan's mother of driving drunk with the kids in her vehicle. Another instance involves Dylan striking his father after his father, while drunk, took swings at both he and his motherÂ—at least that's what his mother claims. In another incident, Mark Redwine claims that he was beaten by his older son Cory.
It does seem evident that there are some problems within the family, but do any of the incidents have anything to do with Dylan's disappearance? Will these topics only derail public interest in a direction that isn't toward actually locating the missing teen? It's true that these details, uncovered by this source, are perplexing and they are certainly worth acknowledging, but it seems as though these are the updates that are flooding headlines and not what police are saying and doing regarding solving this case.
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