This is an All Voices exclusive: The father of Dylan Redwine is reportedly MIA after packing up and leaving his Vallecito home. However, the exclusive update being shared here on All Voices first is the screenshot of a text allegedly sent by Mark Redwine. This image was provided by a Facebook page dedicated to justice for the slain Colo. boy, but it doesn't appear that anyone else in the media has addressed it. It's about time that this be addressed. Mark Redwine reportedly said the following (via text message) to Dylan's mother approximately an hour after it was confirmed that the child's remains were found:
"Gloves are off now I can tell the world what fu**tards you and your colon cancer riddled BFF are....I hope she rots in hell and you get cancer next and join her."
The text reads like an immature and spiteful attack against a woman who just learned that her 14-year-old son was murdered and eaten by wildlife in the rugged Colo. mountains. This does not read like the words of a mourning father -- but then again, none of Mark Redwine's behavior has really fit in with the expected behavior of a father whose son is missing and or murdered.
The Justice for Dylan Redwine page administrators insist that this is a text sent by Mark Redwine to Elaine Redwine, so it would be interesting to see one or both of the boy's parents address this. However, Mark Redwine hasn't been present since a day or so after Dylan's remains were located. The Justice for Dylan page alleges that Mark packed his belongings into a vehicle and left his home days ago.
The search for Dylan's killer is going to likely be a long arduous process, and it's pretty much impossible to speculate on whether or not officials will indeed get to the bottom of it. As far as Dylan's mom and brother believe, Mark Redwine killed the boy -- and they've both publicly accused him of it. From the looks of the Justice for Dylan Facebook page, at least 4,605 other people believe Mark is responsible for what happened in at least some compacity.
Police officials have assured the public since November of 2012 that neither of Dylan's parents are being looked at as suspects. Nonetheless, Mark failed one polygraph test and then passively refused to take a second -- agreeing to take it at first, but then backing out. He has refused to participate in the search for the boy, and now he is nowhere to be found as images of this horrific text message are being passed around.