Any evidence of Dylan Redwine existing ended the night before he was reported missing by his father (November 19, 2012). At least that's what was made apparent by Colorado officials when they released the details behind Dylan's last known activities. The confirmed timeline leading up to the 13-year-old boy's disappearance doesn't do anything to lessen the tension that hovers over this entire case. It certainly does nothing to affect present opinions about the case.
Dylan reportedly arrived at the Durango-La Plata airport on the evening of Nov. 18, 2012 at approximately 5:46 p.m. By 7:056 p.m, he was seen on surveillance at a Durango Walmart, and then a nearby McDonalds approximately 15 to 17 minutes later. Later in the evening he had been exchanging text messages with a friend of his who was in the area, but these texts officially stopped at 9:37 p.m., November 18th. The content of these text messages contained plans Dylan's plans of going to his friend's home in the early morning to spend time with him.
This is when any evidence of Dylan's existence ended.
The mother of Dylan Redwine has publicly criticized Mark Redwine, claiming that the man might have done something with their son when he was on the court-ordered visit with him. There have also been reports of Dylan expressing negativity toward visiting his dad. The confirmed timeline released by officials shows that Dylan never contacted his friend again that following morning when he was supposed to. It indicates that this young man might have vanished a lot sooner than everyone might think. Whether or not this is by the fault of someone close to him is anyone's guess, but the lack of activity on the day he was actually reported missing is really disconcerting.
Lately law enforcement officials have been searching for Dylan with snowshoes, braving the freezing cold temperatures in search of the missing boy. They are leaving no stone unturned in the search for evidence, but it still feels that not enough is being done to find out what happened to him. It's been over two months, and there just haven't been enough updates. Whatever happened to Dylan, it seems that great measures were taken to keep it hidden.
To be clear, officials have long confirmed that both parents are being cooperative in this case and that neither of them are suspects. Nonetheless, it's strange that he didn't text his friend back that morning to say "I'm on my way." It's like he never got up that morning and left. Mark Redwine says that Dylan was sleeping when he left to run errands on the day that he reported him missing. But did Mark really look in the bedroom to be certain that Dylan was there?
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