The father of 13-year-old Dylan Redwine, who went missing in 2012, was arrested in Washington state Saturday morning in connection with his son’s death as authorities reveal the boy was killed after seeing ‘compromising images’ of his dad.
Dylan went missing after he was last seen on November 18, 2012. He was on a court-ordered visit with his father, Mark Redwine, in Colorado at the time.
The child’s remains were found seven months later scattered in southwestern Colorado by wild animals.
A grand jury indicted Redwine on Wednesday second-degree murder and child abuse resulting in death after the four-and-a-half-year investigation, according to 9 News.
Redwine has constantly denied playing a role in his son’s death and at one point appeared on Dr Phil to blame his ex-wife for the child’s death.
But investigators say they’ve considered him a person of interest for years; however, it’s still unclear why it took so long for them to arrest Redwine.
According to 9 News, Redwine was in Washington state on Saturday because of his job as a truck driver.
In the grand jury indictment, investigators said blood was found in multiple locations in Redwine’s living room, including his couch.
Cadaver dog’s even found the scent of a dead body in various locations in the home and on the clothes Redwine wore the night Dylan disappeared, the indictment alleges.
Authorities also said Redwine had mentioned how investigators would have to find his son’s skull before they determined how the teen died.
But in June 2013, Dylan’s partial remains were found on Middle Mountain.
Hikers found his skull 1.5 miles away on November 1, 2015, according to 9 News.
Investigators said Dylan’s skull was found in difficult terrain that was easily accessible by a road that Mark Redwine was very familiar with.
Blamed: Dylan’s parents (pictured) made headlines after blaming each other in their son’s death and even made appearances on national television shows such as Dr Phil in 2013 (pictured)
The skull had injuries consistent with blunt force trauma and two small markings that appeared to be tool marks from a knife, the indictment alleges.
Months after the child’s remains were found in 2013, Mrs Redwine said she believed her ex-husband killed Dylan.
‘I always have from day one, when he was missing,’ she told The Pine River Times at the time.
Mrs Redwine told police that her ex-husband had told her if he ever had to get rid of a body, it would be in the mountains, according to the indictment.
According to the indictment, Dylan had not been getting along with his father prior to his disappearance as he watched his two parents in the midst of a bitter divorce and custody battle.
Mrs Redwine told authorities that her ex-husband told her he would ‘kill the kids before he let her have them’, the indictment alleges.
In another incident Dylan’s mother and father argued outside of his home.
According to the indictment, the argument stemmed from ‘compromising photos’ of Redwine that Dylan had seen. The nature of those photos was not discussed.
In 2015, Mrs Redwine filed a wrongful death suit against Redwine in which she alleged ‘the death of Dylan Redwine was the proximate and direct result of the negligence of the defendant’.
Redwine is being held in Bellingham, Washington on a $1 million bond and is facing extradition to Colorado.