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Mark Redwine, Father Of Killed Teen Dylan Redwine, Offers Theories On Son's Disappearance On Facebook (VIDEO)

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About a month after some of 13-year-old Dylan Redwine's remains were found, his father has taken to Facebook to offer possible theories about his son's disappearance.

Posting a series of short films taken with his camera phone, Mark Redwine treks through the wooded area near Vallecito Lake where his son's remains were found almost a year after he went missing.


Mark Redwine starts out on a hike to the location his son's remains were found.

In a Facebook page titled, "Justice for Dylan Redwine," Becca Thompson, the facilitator of the page says the videos are meant to see if Dylan could have gone into the woods looking for cell phone service.

From the Facebook page:

Here is what Mark communicated to me. Yesterday, with LE's [law enforcement's] blessing, he went up to the southern-most part of the area where Dylan's remains were found. He left his vehicle there and made the trek from there to his house. He did this for his own peace of mind. What he wanted to know was if Dylan could have went up there, so he traced it back to get a feel of the terrain. His conclusion is that it is possible that Dylan went up there, but he can't see why he would. Mark said he had cell phone reception the entire time. One of his thoughts had been that Dylan was out and kept climbing to get reception, so maybe now he can lay that to rest. He wants very much to know where the rest of his son is and what happened to him. Below are four video clips that he has sent to me to share with you. I've tried above to convey to you in the least judgmental way what he gave to me. I thought it was interesting.


"If I'm not mistaken, I can barely make out the roof of my house," Mark Redwine says in one of the videos posted onto the Facebook page "Justice for Dylan Redwine."

In an email to The Huffington Post, Thompson said Mark Redwine emailed her the videos and said she was "welcome to share them."

"He indicated that he took them to answer some questions in own mind about how difficult the terrain was to navigate and to explore cell reception issues," Thompson said.

"There's been no evidence presented to me that any possibility can be eliminated," Redwine told KDVR about his motives behind posting the videos.


"This trail is not difficult to navigate," says Mark Redwine in the video posted to Facebook.

The La Plata County Sheriff's Office says Dylan's death is being treated as a criminal investigation and that they're trying to track down his killer.

Appearing on 9News shortly after Dylan's remains were found, his mother, Elaine Redwine, called whoever killed Dylan "a monster" for leaving his remains where wildlife could get to them.

According to People Magazine, police found just five human bones north of Vallecito Lake less than 10 miles from Redwine's home that were confirmed to be Dylan's.

Both Elaine and Mark Redwine, who are divorced, went on the "Dr. Phil" show in February and got into a heated exchange about Dylan's disappearance.

"I didn't lose Dylan," Mark Redwine said on the show.

"Then why is he gone?" Dylan's mother Elaine Redwine asks during the segment. "You have to answer that question. You had him, where is he?"

The La Plata County Sheriff's Office however has said that they do not consider Mark Redwine to be a suspect in his son's disappearance.