Dylan Redwine crime scene photos show victim's skull, bones dumped near accused's home
Dylan Redwine, 13, was allegedly murdered by his own father Mark Redwine in November 2012, after he found incriminating pictures of him in women's underwear eating feces from a diaper
DURANGO, COLORADO: Pictures produced as evidence during the trial of a father accused of killing his own 13-year-old son have now been released to the public. Mark Redwine is facing trial for allegedly murdering Dylan Redwine in November 2012 after the child found pictures of him in women's underwear eating feces from a diaper. The murder trial of the 59-year-old began on June 21 in a Denver courtroom.
According to prosecutors, Mark allegedly killed Dylan in a fit of rage over photos that showed him in a compromising situation. But the accused has claimed that his son was killed when he was not at home. Since the beginning, he has maintained that he went outside to run errands on November 18, 2012, and when he came back, found his son missing. At the time, Dylan was reportedly at his dad’s Vallecito home during Thanksgiving break after a court-ordered visit. His parents had separated.
“A damaged relationship, exposed with compromising photographs, photographs in the hands of a 13-year-old who is disgusted by it, which triggered a violent rage in the defendant,” Prosecutor Fred Johnson said during opening statements on June 21. Mark has been pressed with second-degree murder and child abuse charges resulting in the death of Dylan. You see the evidence pictures here.
Court documents stated that Dylan and his older brother had seen the photos earlier before the former visited Mark for Thanksgiving. The siblings saw the pictures on Mark’s laptop while he was sleeping. The older son even used his phone to capture the compromising pictures. Other crime scene photos captured remains of Dylan’s bones, clothes, and possible toes. Reports have said that the gruesome discovery was made in June 2013 in an area difficult to reach, especially for a child or someone who is not familiar with the place. The victim’s bones were found by searchers off an ATV trail on Middle Mountain Road in Vallecito, near Mark’s home. Dan Patterson, a former La Plata County Sheriff’s Office investigator, told the court: “It was fairly steep and rugged. A shred of underwear, earbuds, and scraps of clothes were found at the site that looked like it was a dumpsite for the body.”
Along with that, searchers also recovered a Nike Air Jordan shoe, a Fila sock, a shredded White Sox shirt, and a pair of Kicker headphones. Dylan’s mother and family members have claimed that all of them belonged to Dylan. Besides, blood of the child were found in a number of locations inside Mark’s home. A major discovery in the case was made in 2015 when a couple found a human skull. Later, it was established that the skull was of Dylan, who according to experts had suffered a blunt force trauma.
Forensic anthropologist Diane France testified that Dylan suffered a skull fracture above his left eye too. “You could have something blunt hitting the cranium, or the cranium hitting something blunt,” France added. Former La Plata County Sheriff’s Office investigator Joe Gabbard also testified in the court on July 1 and claimed to discover what seemed like a finger or toe mixed in with animal droppings, near the place where other bones were found. Mark’s trial is expected to continue till mid-July and if found guilty, he could face life imprisonment.