COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4)– The reward for information about the disappearance of Dylan Redwine has grown to $30,000. The 13-year-old vanished before Thanksgiving.
Dylan was last seen at his father’s home near Durango.
Authorities admit that tips from the public about the case have slowed down.
The teen’s family is trying to raise as much money as they can because they believe it will help bring in new tips and hopefully clues about where Dylan might be.
“The community is what’s keeping this alive,” said Dylan’s mother Elaine Redwine.
She is holding out hope that new information will surface soon about the disappearance of her son.
“Keep his face and name out there and don’t ever stop or give up hope. Not until he’s home,” said Elaine.
Dylan disappeared nearly two months ago while he was staying with his father, Mark Redwine, in Vallecito Lake northwest of Durango.
His father said he left to run errands the morning of Nov. 19 and when he returned, Dylan was gone.
Hundreds of volunteers have searched La Plata County, around the lake and in ditches and along the roadways in hopes of finding any clues about where Dylan may be.
There hasn’t been any evidence found and investigators are running out of leads.
Elaine suspects foul play, “I’ve always believed someone has him. I am pleading to whoever has him or knows what happened to let us know.”
Dylan was with his father on a court-appointed visit. The family split after a contentious divorce.
Dylan’s mother said she doesn’t believe that her son ran away and wouldn’t have hitchhiked.
There are no answers right now only the hope that a new clue may re-energize the investigation.
“We love you Dylan. We need you here. Whatever it takes, we will do,” said Elaine.
She worries that if his story falls out of the media’s attention, the public may forget about him, too.