Search for missing Four Corners teen intensifies

Posted at: 11/27/2012 2:04 PM
By: staff

Authorities looking for a missing Four Corners teen have created a multi-agency task force to help search for him.

The "Dylan Redwine Task Force" was created to manage the investigation and efforts to locate Dylan Redwine, a 13-year old boy who has been missing since Monday, Nov. 19.

The task force is made up of members from the La Plata County Sheriff's Office, the Durango Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.

The task force includes two crime analysts: one from the La Plata County Sheriff's Office and one from the FBI. These analysts are taking the hundreds of tips coming into the Task Force and putting that information into computer program that allow analysts to search information in different ways to identify any additional leads.

On Tuesday, uniformed Sheriff's deputies will begin contacting residents from Vallecito Dam north through the Vallecito area.

The deputies will be accompanied by task force members and are seeking any information that may be helpful to the investigation.

They will not be conducting a house-to-house search, but this canvassing by task force members may take several days.

Residents are encouraged to ask for proper law enforcement identification if they are approached by investigators who are not accompanied by a uniformed officer.

The task force is asking citizen volunteers who have been so helpful in canvassing the area to please refrain from volunteer searches north of Vallecito Dam as this could interfere with the task force's search.

La Plata County Search and Rescue Team members are on standby and will be called in to assist if any new leads are identified that warrant other areas to be searched.

Anyone who may have information on Dylan's whereabouts is asked to contact La Plata County Sheriff's Office Investigators Dan Patterson at 970-382-7015 or Tom Cowing at 970-382-7045.

Persons can also call the hotline for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE LOST (1-800-843-5678).