Statements made by Mark Redwine to the media:
From ABC 7 News report dated Friday, June 28, 2013.
- "Based on the conversation I had with law enforcement yesterday, they've only found two percent - or approximately two percent - of his remains. That means there's 98 percent of my son still strewn about the countryside."
- “That means there’s 98 percent of my son still strewn about the countryside”— The subject’s focus is more on the location of the remains rather than whether or not they have been found.
- “strewn” suggests widespread.
- "I want to talk to them about going to the location so I can be close to my son, but i don't know the specific locations where the remains were found," Mark Redwine said, after explaining that his home faces Middle Mountain.
- “the location”—a known location. Singular. One place. One should wonder why the subject says “the location” when he believes the remains are spread across a wide area. (“…strewn about the countryside.)
- The subject changes language from “location” to “locations”. A change in language indicates a change in reality for the subject.
Here the subject demonstrates that when Dylan was “my son”, he relates to one location. When Dylan became “the remains”, the subject relates to more than one location.
As a complete and intact body, Dylan would be buried in one location.
Note: We should also wonder if the change in language occurred because “the location” to be close to his son is a different place altogether than “the specific locations” where the remains were found?
- “the remains”—not “Dylan’s remains”, or “his remains”. “the remains” is more distant and clinical.
Excerpt from Mark Redwine Letter May 17, 2013:
- “You can't run far enough or hide under any rock that can't be turned over.”
One should wonder if Dylan was originally buried and a rock was placed over the spot to prevent animals from digging up the remains. A large rock would need to be turned over and over on itself for placement.
Excerpt from Jan 31, 2013 Interview with mark Redwine:
- R: Do you blame yourself too, a little bit? (note facial expression in video)
- MR: I normally wouldn’t , but I do, I do blame myself . I relive this a thousand times and every time it comes back to I s-seeing him laying on the couch and I didn’t try hard enough, maybe, to wake him up to have him come with me knowing that he had talked about going to spend time with his friends and letting him sleep like he does so many time before, I beat myself up over that constantly. But that’s not helping me. And it’s not helping Dylan. I mean, it’s hard enough for any parent to have to deal with something like this and to sit here and beat yourself up over and over and over again about what you could have done differently, could have made the difference is a—not helping me stay strong which is what I feel like what I need to do for Dylan. I don’t know how to do it and I struggle with that every day, but it’s something that I believe I have to dig down deeper and deeper every day and find the will and find the strength to stay strong for him because I believe that he needs both of his parents. He needs me to do that for him and I know he needs his mom to do that for him.
- "I normally wouldn't"--"normally"--there is something about this situation that is different from previous ones. What other events have occurred similar to this one? Is there a history of his children 'disappearing'? Has he been accused before of harming his children?
- "I relive this"--"relive this" speaks to a specific moment in time where an event of note took place. We don't "relive" hum-drum, day-to-day, non-important moments. His brain holds onto this moment. Why?
- “I-- s-seeing “—the subject starts to say something about himself, but changes his mind. This is an important point of edit.
- "seeing him laying on the couch"--not "sleeping". Was Dylan doing something other than sleeping? The subject’s next sentence. “I didn’t try hard enough, maybe, to wake him up” indicates Dylan was not conscious. Was he asleep? Unconscious? Deceased?
- "beat myself up"--physical violence. The question was "Do you blame yourself?" and he acknowledged he did blame himself. But then he moves to saying "I beat myself up" indicating that for him, “blame” and “beating up” are connected.
- "beat yourself up"--no longer, "myself". He has distanced himself from this action. Still, he uses "beat up", a physically violent action.
- "struggle" - 1) an attempt to overcome a problem or 2)a physical altercation. This word is very important to the subject. It appears often in his language.
- "dig down deeper and deeper"--not just "deep" but "deeper and deeper" suggesting he got to one level but then decided he had to dig further. He got to another level and decided he still had to go further.
NOTE: This may be “leakage” of what the subject’s brain knows. One should wonder if it relates to the disposal of Dylan’s body.