Warning: Mature Subject Matter
Dylan,13 was murdered by his dad Mark Redwine during the visit because he’d previously discovered pictures of his father “dressed in women’s underwear eating feces out of a diaper,” prosecutor Fred Johnson said Monday during the trial’s opening statements streamed live by Law & Crime.
Blood linked to Dylan through DNA testing was later found in his dad’s Durango-area home after a seemingly scrubbed living room area was swept by a forensics expert using luminol, Johnson said Monday.
He told jurors the evidence will show Redwine killed Dylan in the living room and then dumped his chlid’s body less than 100 yards from a nearby trail head before misleading authorities for months to cover his tracks.
Dylan was reported missing on Nov. 19, 2012, and his disappearance prompted an extensive search and drew national attention. The boy’s remains were not found until 2013 and 2014. The first set of remains were discovered about eight miles from Redwine’s home, and part of Dylan’s skull was later found about a mile from the initial location.
The child’s parents were in the middle of a contentious custody battle, and he joined his father in La Plata, Colorado on November 18, 2012, for a court-ordered visit, according to the indictment. Their relationship was strained and young Dylan made plans to stay over at a friend’s home. It was the last anyone heard from him.
Mark Redwine’s first trial ended in a mistrial after a member of the defense reported having symptoms of COVID-19.
The trial continues.