Is justice for Dylan Redwine finally in sight? Authorities in Colorado have finally announced that they have a person of interest in the disappearance and slaying of the teen. The Denver Post reports that authorities are hopeful about the future of this investigation, but how much longer can it last now that they supposedly have a person of interest. Also, who is this potential suspect?
Spokesman for La Plata County Sheriff’s Office Dan Bender acknowledged that there is a person of interest in the case. He spoke to the media to share optimism in potentially bringing the slain 13-year-old justice.
“When Dylan’s human remains were found and identified, ever since that point, we’ve been trying to seek justice for him. This just feel like a few more steps toward that goal.”
This is the first major update in Dyland Redwine’s case since early June when another search for evidence took place. The Durango Herald didn’t elaborate on the nature of the early-June search, but did report that the search played a role in today’s big announcement. The newspaper also reported that even though a person of interest has been targeted, police still do not have an official suspect.
Even though authorities in Colorado have not directly identified their person of interest, numerous people on social media believe that they know who that person is. Dylan Redwine’s father has long been a target of scrutiny in the public. He’s been accused publicly by his former wife of harming Dylan, and has even been picketed by people in the community from where the boy vanished. Nonetheless, he’s maintained his innocence since the day the boy disappeared, and authorities have always stated that he’s not a suspect.
— lucy (@adenverg) July 2, 2015
2 days after Dylan #Redwine‘s mom files wrongful death suit against his dad, Durango report says investigators have “person of interest.”
— Marshall Zelinger (@7Marshall) July 2, 2015
Dylan Redwine vanished on November 19, 2012, while on a court-ordered visitation with his father for the Thanksgiving holiday. The last sighting of the lad was on Walmart security cameras, and the last known activity on his phone was around 9:00 to 9:30 p.m. the previous night. His father, Mark Redwine, claims that he left his son asleep when he went out to run errands during the day of the 19th, but many people believe that he is lying. That’s especially since his remains were found close to his father’s home.
Who do you think is responsible for the disappearance and death of Dylan Redwine?
Photo: Family photo via Twitter