Dylan Redwine's father arrested in connection with boy's death
- The father of a missing Colorado 13-year-old was arrested Saturday in connection with the boy's 2012 death, the La Plata County Sheriff's Office said.
His reluctance to visit his father could have spawned from the boy possibly seeing a contempt of court accusation on a kitchen table.
According to the document, Dylan Redwine had seen "compromising pictures" of his father and meant to confront him about them on his visit.
At the time the first remains were found in 2013, Mark Redwine reacted with apparent shock.
Following discovery of Dylan's skull, investigators suspected that it most likely had been moved from the site of the first remains by a human, rather than wildlife roaming the area.
From the start, Redwine maintained he was innocent, but law enforcement later said there were red flags based on "inconsistent statements" and "his behavior throughout the investigation".
The skull showed injuries consistent with blunt force trauma, according to the indictment.
Mark Redwine has repeatedly denied any involvement in his son's death.
At the time, Mark Redwine said he believed his son was abducted while walking to his friend's house.
Hall called her ex-husband's arrest "bittersweet".
The father also allegedly told his ex-wife, Betsy Horvath, that he would "kill the kids before he let her have them" and claimed that if he ever had to get rid of a body, he would "leave it out in the mountains".
Almost five years after a teen vanished, his father was arrested in connection to his murder.
During another search, on August 5, 2013, a K9 was introduced into the suspect's home to find more clues into the boy's death.
The grand jury indictment says Dylan's blood was found in his father's living room, and cadaver dogs indicated a deceased person had been in his living room and bed of his pick-up truck.
Mark Redwine and Elaine Hall, the boy's mother, went through a contentious divorce and custody battle and eventually filed lawsuits against each other connected to Dylan's death, though both eventually were dismissed.
The La Plata County Sheriff's Office, Colorado Bureau of Investigation and Federal Bureau of Investigation "have invested thousands of hours in investigating this case culminating in Mark Redwine's indictment and arrest", the Sheriff's Office said. He was being held on a $1 million cash-only bond.
Dylan, who was living in Colorado Springs with his mother, Elaine Hall, flew to Durango-La Plata County Airport on Sunday, Nov. 18 where Mark Redwine met him.