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Colorado boy goes missing



Date published: 11/30/2012

BY STEVEN K. PAULSON

Associated Press

DENVER

--Dylan Redwine went to visit his dad for Thanksgiving--not because he wanted to but because a court ordered it as part of his parents' divorce. Then the 13-year-old boy vanished.

More than a week later, police are searching Colorado reservoirs and neighborhoods but still don't know what happened to the boy.

Dylan's father picked him up on Nov. 18 at Durango-La Plata County Airport. The boy announced his arrival in Vallecito in a text message that ended with a scowling emoticon, said Elaine Redwine, his mother.

The next day, while his father ran an errand, he disappeared after setting off to meet friends in the secluded vacation spot high in the mountains near Durango.

Authorities don't believe Dylan ran away. They say he has a cellphone and has not contacted any of his friends in nearby Bayfield, where he previously went to school.

On Thursday, authorities served a search warrant at the father's home.

According to the Durango Herald, Colorado Bureau of Investigation and the FBI also set up tents and a trailer outside the house. Investigators wearing white scrub-like uniforms made trips in and out of the house and a travel trailer on Thursday.

La Plata County sheriff's spokesman Dan Bender said authorities are focusing on the possibility of foul play but hope that isn't the case.

At this point, they consider their effort to be a search, not a recovery mission, he said.