At last Dylan Redwine's parents have an answer -- the 13-year-old's remains were found today, according to the La Planta County Sheriff's office. It's the most heart-wrenching answer a parent can get, but after months of wondering and hoping since his disappearance last November at least they know now.
The case was wrought with questions from the beginning as Dylan disappeared while visiting his father, Mark Redwine, in his Vallecito, Colorado home. He typically lived with his mother, Elaine Redwine, in Colorado Springs after his parents divorced in 2007.
Mark left Dylan home while he went out to run some errands on the morning of November 19, and when he returned, the boy was gone ... never to be seen again until today when his body was found, about 10 miles from Mark's home.
Since his disappearance, the already contentious relationship between Mark and Elaine has gotten even worse. Both have blamed each other for the boy's disappearance (though neither has been named a suspect), but now they must bury him together. Mark told the paper:
I am reaching out to his mom so he can have a proper burial. Making sure he gets a proper burial and the respect he deserves is what I have to focus on,
Now that the big question has been so sadly answered, the others must be answered as well: Who would harm this beautiful, innocent boy, and why? Police say they are investigating it as a criminal matter, not an accident. There's no good answer obviously, but in these cases, I always hope that it's not a parent, because I can't imagine anything worse than a person taking the life of someone to whom they gave that life. Unfortunately, all too often it is.
In any case, this family deserves to know what happened. Whoever did it deserves to pay the price. R.I.P., Dylan.
What do you think could have happened in this case?