The body of a Colorado boy who went missing from his home earlier this month may be located in a dam reservoir, cops said this week.
Members of the New Mexico State Police Dive Team spent Sunday searching near the dam at Vallecito Reservoir for Dylan Redwine, 13, who was first reported missing from his father’s home in Vallecito, Colo. on Nov. 19.
The divers searched an area targeted by trained cadaver dogs on Saturday. The dogs had repeatedly “hit” on several spots near the dam while aboard watercraft, according to the Durango Herald.
The divers searched in about 40 feet of cold water, but no body has been found.
Redwine disappeared last week from his father’s home in Vallecito, Colo., during a court-ordered visit, according to KMGH-TV.
Mark Redwine, Dylan's father, told police that his son was in his home when he left to complete some errands at 7:30 a.m. When he returned four hours later, the boy was missing, ABC News reported.
Dylan, who normally lives with his mother in Colorado Springs, Colo. is described as 5 feet tall, 105 pounds, with blond hair, blue eyes and fair complexion. When he was last seen, he was wearing a blue-and-white Duke Blue Devils baseball cap, black Nike T-shirt and black Jordan tennis shoes, KSDK-TV reported.
Besides the search of the lake, investigators are hoping to speak with two boys who were wearing black backpacks when they were seen by a postal worker on Nov. 19 at the Vallecito Lake Country Market, La Plata County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Dan Bender told NBC News.
The postal worker reportedly knows Dylan, and told police said one of the boys looked like him.
As the search has stretched out for a week, deputies are working with the FBI to develop leads. According to a press release from the La Plata County Sheriff's Office, officials are considering various scenarios, including whether he might have run away or been abducted.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of the story incorrectly listed Dylan as 12. In addition, the court-ordered visit was for a week, not just a day.