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TRIAL BEGINS – Father of Dylan Redwine arrested in connection with death

UPDATE 6/22/21 – The trial of Mark Redwine of Colorado who has been arrested for murdering his 13-year-old son, has begun.    Dylan Redwine disappeared in 2012 and his remains were found miles from his father’s Durango home in 2013 and 2014, The Denver Post reported.

According to the 2017 indictment, surveillance video showed Dylan Redwine and his father go to Walmart and McDonald’s before returning to Mark Redwine’s home in Bayfield, a community about 30 minutes east of Durango.

The final communication sent by Dylan Redwine was a text to meet up with a friend that next morning. He was not heard from again.

The prosecution stated that Mark killed his son because he found photos of him in women’s underwear.

“A damaged relationship, exposed with compromising photographs, photographs in the hands of a 13-year-old who is disgusted by it, which triggered a violent rage in the defendant,” prosecutor Fred Johnson said.

Mark’s lawyer said the photos do not provide motive, and that Dylan ran away from home and attacked by a wild animal.   “Mr. Redwine did not kill his child,” defense attorney John Moran said.

Below is excerpts from the indictment:

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Back in 2014 it was thought that Mark had been arrested, but he was actually taken to the hospital.

“The police did respond to a 911 call that came from a friend of Mark’s around 2:30 Saturday morning who asked for a welfare check on Mark, according to the Durango Herald.  The call said that Mark thought the police were following him.  The police found Mark at Ellsworth Avenue and Fox Street and they stated he was “disoriented” and armed and was taken by ambulance to the hospital.

Melissa Blasius of KUSA elaborated on the story and reported that Mark stated that he thought the police were surrounding him and going to arrest him for the death of Dylan.  When the police responded they found NO weapon on Mark, but he did have two guns in his truck. Later, Mark told KUSA that he had been released from the hospital and that he was “experiencing some paranoia”‘  He attributed it to feeling “stalked by haters, monitored by police and self-medicating.”

According to Elaine Hatfield (Redwine) (Dylan’s mother) during the show, she told Dr. Phil that she had not directly talked to Mark Redwine, Dylan’s father since 2009. This means when Dylan came up missing, they text messaged back and forth instead of talking to each other over the phone, until Mark blocked Elaine’s messages.

In 2013, Mark appeared on the Dr. Phil show to take a polygraph test.  Read more here.

A subsequent search in July 2016 found “items of interest,” authorities stated.

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