Missing: Dylan Redwine

By NBC News staff

Authorities are searching for a 13-year-old boy who disappeared from his father’s home during a court-ordered visitation over Thanksgiving in southwestern Colorado.

Dylan Redwine was reported missing Monday by his father, Mark, who said he left the house in Vallecito, La Plata County about 7:30 a.m. and returned a few hours later to find his son gone, NBC station KUSA of Denver reported on its website.

Dan Bender, La Plata County Sheriff’s Department spokesman, said authorities had “few clues to work from. We have to consider everything from foul play to a runaway.”

A person reported seeing Dylan walking along a county road in Vallecito, about 20 miles northeast of Durango, on Monday afternoon before it was known he was missing, KUSA reported.

He was described as 5 feet tall, 105 pounds, blond hair, blue eyes with a fair complexion. He was last seen wearing a blue and white Duke Blue Devils baseball cap, a black Nike T-shirt, black basketball shorts, black Jordan tennis shoes and a black backpack.

Dylan, his mother and his brother had moved to Colorado Springs this summer, KUSA reported. Dylan had gone to his father’s house Dec. 18 on the court-ordered visit.

“Dylan’s entire family and many friends are clearly heartbroken over his disappearance and are very passionately trying to share information about his whereabouts to assist authorities,” a statement released from a family spokesperson read. “The family continues to accept help from all possible individuals and organizations to find Dylan and bring him home.”

On Saturday, about 200 volunteers and law enforcement officials went door to door in the region and searched hills near Vallecito Lake, the Denver Post said.

Vallecito is more than 7,000 feet above sea level in the middle of rugged terrain. The weather in the area in the past few days has been clear and cool, with highs in the 50s and lows below freezing.

Anyone with information on Dylan’s whereabouts is asked to contact La Plata County Sheriff’s Office investigators at 970-382-7015 or 970-382-7045.

Boy, 13, missing in Colorado after court-ordered holiday visit – U.S. News

Please forward and lets help bring this boy home. I don’t understand why police only ring the alaram a week after the child has been missing, when the first 48 hours are the most crucial.


Deny, Denial, and Deny

I haven’t mentioned the Colorado movie theater shooting because at first I didn’t follow it. Now that I have continuously seen footage of it and the news sensationalizing it I want to say a few words.

America you cannot glamorize violence in all forms of entertainment and then become surprised when it backfires. Those who play with fire always get burned; you are not Moses talking to a burning bush.

I truly feel for the shooters lawyer that has to defend him and before any outrage is given understand that as a lawyer you must represent your client. From my understanding and as I was told a lawyer cannot deny representation to a client they are assigned to, unless you work for yourself or something, even if that client is obviously guilty, even if you know that client is guilty and even if the client tells you they are guilty, you have no choice. So as the lawyer begins making weak defenses understand that there is not much she can do.

My heart and prayers go to the victims and their family. I do not like when people are hurt and made to suffer, especially kids. This situation ended up hurting a lot of people and it’s not right. The act was senseless and cut too many lives short while making the lives of those that survived increasingly difficult. I pray that these families receive healing as well as those who are recovering.

When it comes to the gunmen all I have to say is I don’t want to hear any crap about mental illness, you know that excuse that is used when white people commit horrible crimes. I’m not turning this into a race issue but white people need to be study in detailed. While all these idiot “studies” were made about black women about our hair, weight, marital status, and so on white guys are committing crimes and are treated as “individual cases”. Well I’m sorry to say but guess what you guys are not individuals when it comes to crimes. So studies need to be done on whites as a whole on what drives them to commit the crimes that they commit.

The gunman wasn’t dumb or slow he knew exactly what he was doing. Last time I check you do not major in whatever science field he majored in while being dumb, it just doesn’t work out that way.

Guns don’t kill people, people kill people, I do not know why this concept is hard to grasp and understand. This is just like the idiot Geraldo saying that Trayvon Martin’s hoodie kills him, what in the Aladdin? The fact that the gunman was even sold such a deadly gun is scary. If an African-American male had tried to buy that gun the FBI, CIA, local police and NASA would have been on him quick and the same would have been done had it been a Hispanic male.

It’s proven that white males are often able to purchase firearms without any sort of background check or raise of an eyebrow, why the hell is that? I’m sorry but if I worked at a gun shop and some guy of any race tried to purchase such a gun I would have immediately alerted police. It should not have taken this tragedy to suddenly have common sense be used i.e. background checking every person of every race that purchase guns.

There are too many cases of white males going on shooting rampages, it’s even a joke that if a white person, mostly male, loses their job do not come in the next day because they will be back with a gun. Well behind every joke are a little truth and unfortunately too many white people are ignore this truth.

Since the word terrorist is used to describe every Black, Hispanic, Arab, Asian and any other person let’s call him what he is: a terrorist. This situation pissed me off because there was such fail in everything leading up to it that I truly wonder how a ball could be dropped so easily.

White people you are not the inherently good people you believe you are, you have your good and your devil and your history shows it all, you all are not great and you all are not angels. You have your good and your bad just like everyone else so stop with this madness of giving benefit of doubt to your brethren and sisteren when they commit dangerous activities.

For the heroes, especially Black heroes that were erased from the news or not talked about I thank you for again sustaining my faith that human beings that have heart still exist. I thank you for showing that human life matters and that whether we know one another or not we can and will help one another when the time arrives. I simply thank you for being brave and helping to save the lives of people that you do not know.

The punk that left his girlfriend and their children in the movie theater while he ran for freedom to his car and drove off go slap yourself. I’m done.