WEST VALLEY CITY — Potentially key pieces of evidence in a Colorado child homicide case from five years ago were recently collected in West Valley, officials said.
In July, Mark Redwine was indicted by a grand jury in Colorado on a charge of second-degree murder and child abuse resulting in death. Redwine was arrested July 28 in Bellingham, Washington, while driving a truck belonging to his employer, CR England Trucking.
Redwine was recently extradited from Washington to Colorado to face the charges.
On Nov. 18, 2012, 13-year-old Dylan Redwine arrived in Durango, Colorado, to spend Thanksgiving with his father, who picked him up at the airport, according to a search warrant unsealed in 3rd District Court.
But Dylan "did not want to spend time" with Redwine and "almost immediately" told his father he wanted to spend the night with a friend, the warrant states.
Just four hours after Dylan arrived, he "had no further contact with anyone … which is unusual for him," according to the warrant.
Dylan's phone stopped roaming activity, and he never responded to texts from his mother, the warrant states.
Redwine told police there had been "an incident of roughhousing" between Dylan and himself. The father said Dylan was not injured but had spit blood on the floor from a sore on his lip, according to the warrant.
Detectives later found Dylan's blood on the floor under a rug, and on a coffee table, couch and love seat, the warrant states.
In summer 2013, some of Dylan's remains were found in a mountainous area about 2 miles from Redwine's house. More remains were found in 2014 and 2015, according to the warrant.
After Redwine's arrest, the LaPlata County Sherriff’s Office received a tip from a confidential informant that inside the truck Redwine drove for CR England were "notebooks and notes written by Mr. Redwine regarding (his son)," the warrant states.
Police went to CR England Trucking, 4701 W. 2100 South, on July 31 with a search warrant to seize items collected out of Redwine's truck at the time of his arrest.
The company stated it was holding two spiral bound notebooks, one with a black-and-white cover, the other with a blue cover; several Post-it notes clipped to the black-and-white notebook; and a small clipboard "containing handwritten notes," according to the warrant.
Some of those notes contained references to Dylan, the company told investigators, the warrant states.
Colorado authorities have collected those items as part of their investigation.