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Authorities look for potential witness regarding Redwine search

LA PLATA COUNTY, Colo. - The La Plata County Sheriff's Office announced Monday that it is looking for a man who might have witnessed something regarding the disappearance of 14-year-old Dylan Redwine.

Dylan went missing on November 19th from his father's home in the Vallecito area.  Dylan lives with his mother in Colorado Springs and was visiting his father at the time.

Investigators are continuing to follow up on tips provided by the public.  Over the weekend, the sheriff's office said it interviewed someone who remembered seeing a man in the north end of Vallecito the day Dylan was reported missing.

According to the person interviewed, the man asked where he could find gasoline for his vehicle and said he was looking at rental properties. 

The man is described as Hispanic, between 45-50 years old and 5'10" tall.  He weighs about 170 pounds and has dark hair, the sheriff's office said.

Investigators are hoping this man may be a potential witness and doesn't realize it.

Anyone matching this description who was in the Vallecito area on November 18th or 19th is asked to contact La Plata Sheriff's Office. 

Task Force Investigators will not identify the person they interviewed over the weekend and will not say where the interview took place.  The Sheriff's Office did not say why they think this person may be a witness.

They did say the interview was a direct result of information left on the tip line.

"If anyone feels they may have seen something unusual in Vallecito before or soon after Dylan was reported missing, we encourage them, including the man looking for rentals that day, to contact the Sheriff's Office," La Plata S.O. PIO Dan Bender said.

"They may not feel what they saw has any connection to Dylan's disappearance, but we would like to hear from them and let law enforcement decide if it might be important." Bender said.  

The reward for information leading to finding Dylan is well over $50,000.  That includes rewards through Crime Stoppers, the FBI, and donations from private citizens and groups.

Anyone who may have information on Dylan's whereabouts is asked to contact La Plata County Sheriff's Office Investigators Dan Patterson (970-382-7015) or Tom Cowing (970-382-7045).  

There is a local tip line (970-382-7511) where tips can be left on an answering machine that is regularly checked by Investigators. 

You can also call Durango-La Plata Crime Stoppers at 970-247-1112 or the hotline for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE LOST (1-800-843-5678).

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