Redwine family reaches out to KOB 4

Posted at: 02/01/2013 4:18 PM
Updated at: 02/01/2013 6:34 PM
By: Eddie Garcia, KOB Eyewitness News 4

Photo: Dylan Redwine
Photo: Dylan Redwine

KOB Eyewitness News 4 is getting response from Dylan Redwine's family over a story you saw Thursday night only on KOB 4.

The boy has been missing from La Plata county since November.

We featured an East Mountain search and rescue team offering their services free-of-charge.

Wendy Kessinger and her organization K-9 Forensics made an offer to the Redwine family Wednesday night on KOB 4: To search for 13 year old Dylan Redwine - free of charge.

Kessinger introduced us to Sadie, one of the team's many hounds.

"We have the skills and the ability to give closure to this family and if he's there I know we can find him," said Kessinger.

The message made its way to Redwine's mother, Elaine, and her fiance, Mike Hall.

"Elaine and I watched that together and we're just so grateful that people like her are willing to help and so I reached out to KOB to put me in contact with her," said Hall.

KOB 4 helped make the link between Dylan's mother and Kessinger.

The family told us the past two-and-a-half months have been very difficult - that's why they are so thankful Kessinger came along.

"Elaine see's people like this reaching out and it just brings here to tears that everybody is so willing to help," said Hall.

Kessinger says she is planning to meet with the family and put together a plan to find Dylan.

"This story has hit home with a lot of people and you can see it hit home with Wendy and we're just so grateful as a family that there are people like her out there that are willing to help us out and bring Dylan home," said Kessinger.

Dylan's father, Mark Redwine, also called KOB 4 after our story aired. He says he is grateful for Kessenger's offer and is eager to work with her. He says he will do anything to find his son.