Friday, February 8, 2013

Statement Analysis: Mark Redwine

Here is a video with Mark Redwine, father of missing Dylan Redwine.  His language has some very concerning portions.  Please note that Statement Analysis is in red flag.

Mark Redwine uses the language of domestic violence. 

Please note that  a reliable denial of involvement would be simple to say:

"I did not cause Dylan's disappearance" and things similar.  It will have the pronoun, "I" along with the past tense verb, since what happened to Dylan happened in the past.  It will also address the disappearance. 

Words that do not show a reliable denial:

"Never"  "Would never" "...would never harm..."

If someone adds to the three elements of a reliable denial, it becomes unreliable. 

                                                 What does he tell you?

With the interviewer, we find a desire to 'please' Mark Redwine, and not ask direct questions, as she attempts to sound empathetic rather than journalistic.  It is a mistake.  

Here are a few of my observations:

He subtly attempts to blame Dylan's mother as she was out making a living he was home bonding with Dylan. 

He speaks of himself in a positive light, as a great father, yet the language shows distance:

"I would do anything for that boy."  

He portrayed himself as willing to drive all the way to Brooklyn, just to buy a pizza:

"That boy ate 2/3rd of it.  He woofed it down."

We hear the need to persuade the interviewer what a great father he was.  This need to persuade should be noted in context of distancing language from Dylan. 

He speaks as one who is involved in Domestic Violence, as if something was wrong with Dylan's mother not wanting the father to know where she was working.  He blames the mother for a poor living environment and for providing for Dylan instead of bonding with him. 

His plans for Thanksgiving:

He avoided the question directly, making the question sensitive. 

"I just wanted him to be happy."  
"So when he wanted to spend time with his friends, I had no problem with that."

"He wanted to spend time with his friends.  I have no problem with that."

"When he's with me, its me and him, with the exception of his friends. You know, I know those are important to him."

Note how he goes from past tense to present tense.  

"I monitor what he does, where he's at.  Its just me and him.  There's not people coming and going in my life because everything I focus on is him and us being together and spending that time.

"I monitor" is present tense.  
Note the need to explain why he has no social interaction with people.  

"There's not a day  goes by that I am not hopeful that we will  find Dylan today. "

Since he is not with Dylan's mother, and his references to her show a very poor relationship, we do not expect to hear him use the word "we" often.  Pronouns are critical to understanding what someone is thinking.  His language shows distance from Dylan's mother.   There is no "we" when he speaks of Dylan's mother.  There is, however, a very strange and unusual use of the pronoun, "we":  

*Please note the use of "we" when speaking of Dylan being missing:

"We still don't have Dylan."

"We needed to know where he's at.  We need to know he's safe. And we need to know that whoever is repsponsible for this has enough  compassion in their heart to to change what has been done and bring him home.  I know that is imprtant to his mom.  And it is very important to me.  We need Dylan home."

1. Who is "we" is something the interviewer should have asked  a man who speaks so poorly of Dylan's mother and has already asserted that he does not have "people" coming into his life "because" of his focus on Dylan.  This is a missed opportunity of a very strange use of the pronoun, "we"

Please note that guilty people will often use the pronoun "we" when having a need to share guilt or responsibility.  This is something that parents of teenagers are familiar with. 

A simple and direct question as to his involvement could have, and should have, been asked. 

2.  "needed" came first, and is past tense. 

3.   Regarding the "person" involved in Dylan's disappearance, Redwine says "compassion in their heart" and needs to:

4.  "change" what has been done.  This is a strange expression.  Rather than just say "bring him home" he says that what has happened needs to undergo a "change."

What "change" does he refer to?  This should have and could have been asked. 

4.  "I know this is important to his mom" is the obvious. 

5.  He then adds in what would apparently be needless:  "It's very important to me"

Note that it is only "important" to Dylan's mother to have him back, but it is "very important" to him. 

Both phrases are unexpected.  

When something is "important" to a person, it takes a place of priority, along with other things that are also important in life. 

Is there anything more important than a missing child to a parent?  It is needless to say. 

It is "important" to his mother, but "very important" to him.  

This is highly unexpected language. 

Q.  What do you want to say to whoever has Dylan?

This addresses, possibly, the person involved.  What language will he associate with this "person"?

A.   Let him go.  Drop him off at the closest police station.  Take him to a Walmart. 
Dump him off.  If you have any compassion in your heart"

Note the use of "dump" in regard to his missing son. 

Why would he consider a kidnapper or someone who harmed Dylan would be a compassionate person?

For the love of God, if you have any compassion in your heart, you will do the right thing and let him come home to his family. 

Note the invocation of Deity is not in asking for help in finding Dylan.  

Note the phrase, "compassion in your heart" is repeated; making "compassion in the heart" something sensitive to Mark Redwine.  

The person associated with Dylan's disappearance has the description of "compassion" and "heart" together. 

Regarding abduction, he claims that Dylan never met a stranger, and continued to use the word "that boy", which is distancing language. 

"He never knew a stranger, ever in his life."

If he knew a stranger, it would not be a stranger. This is a very unusual sentence and appears to be an attempt to portray Dylan as having gone off with someone he instantly trusted, without discrimination or sense. 

 This is, in a twisted way, a disparagement of the victim

The interviewer sounded juvenile with her overly use of the word "like" in her sentences and does not ask relevant questions, in spite of preparation.  Some sentences she uses it 3 and 4 times.  

She needs analytical interview training.  

There are some very concerning things in this interview, in spite of the interviewer's reluctance to do her job. 

"I wanted to go to a sit down restaurant.  Sit down and talk to him. He wanted to go to McDonald's."

Argument.  They wanted different things.  The reference to "sit down" is associated with tension (body posture).  It is also sensitive since it is repeated.  This appears to be another reference to arguing with his son. 

His description of what time he got home begins a period of time that is sensitive. (12:50)  This period of sensitivity continues.

"I specifically remember him texting at that time."  People can only tell us what they remember so why the need to emphasize?  The texting is important to Mark Redwine.  Why?

He wants us to think he cannot remember certain things, like a movie title, or what time he went to bed, but wanted us to know that he "specifically" remembered Dylan texting that night. 

Whatever took place that night is sensitive to Mark Redwine.   From this point in his statement, we enter into the very sensitive part of his story and it continued through the next day.  Anything said during this period of time is important.  

Regarding waking Dylan up:  

"He was having no part of it.  You can't get him to bed and you can't get him up. "  

He did not say Dylan was asleep here.  Note the distancing language of "you" and not "I" 
It is hard to believe that Mark Redwine could not wake up his son, unless his son was dead. 

"Never heard from him. I sent him text messages.  Hey dude, are you up yet?  Call me.  Is there anything you need?"  

dropped pronoun means no commitment. 

"I spoke with my divorce attorney" is mentioned in the same time period.  This is alarming.

Q.  Anything else?

"I made a phone call to a property managment company."

He then went on to say what his "biggest reason" to want to communicate with Dylan was.  

Note his references to phone call, bill, and divorce attorney, while Dylan was not responding. 

"I need to go find that boy" is not only present tense, but it also uses the distancing language. 

"So I am driving by the lake and I didn't see anything..." is also present tense. 

Present tense language, in this sensitive period of time, is unreliable.  Redwine changes to presnt tense language after Dylan is no longer 'speaking' or communicating in the story.

Analysis conclusion:

Police should consider Mark Redwine a suspect in the disappearance of Dylan Redwine. 

"I was at the marshal's office taking care of this" and than about Dylan's mother he said,  "that's when all hell broke loose with her" 

Why wouldn't "hell" be his missing son?  Why is "hell" associated with Dylan's mother, and not with Dylan being missing?

He continued to disparage Dylan's mother.  The repeated emphasis should be something police consider as a motive.  

"Dylan's a peace keeper.  I believe that Dylan's the kind of kid that when he is with his mom, tries to keep peace with her and will tell  her anything she wants to hear."

"I don't bug him about what goes on with mom."

"He and I get along, when we're together.  Contrary to what people might want to think."

Note the lack of "we" with he and Dylan, in context, to Dylan being missing.  From the point of the sensitive part of his story, Dylan is no longer quoted.

"I'm  a private person. "

"I see her being more vocal.  I can only imagine that her focus is on finding someone to blame" instead of finding Dylan.  This is a very negative portrayal of a mother of a missing child.  Police should take careful note of the level of bitterness this man has towards Dylan's mother. 

"In her eyes, 'Im the last person to see him. "

Please note the words, "I'm the last person to see him" are not words attributed to Dylan's mother, but to her thoughts.  When asked about blaming himself, he switched from "I" to the second person, "you":  

"you relive this a thousand times. "

"I seen him laying on the couch and maybe I didn't try hard enough, maybe, to wake him."

"To sit here and beat yourself not helping me stay strong."

"yourself" and not "myself"

Mark Redwine speaks like a man who has been domestically violent.  

"I don't care if its his mom he reached out to"

Mark Redwine has  a strong need to portray himself as being very close to Dylan.  There are two things to be noted about this:

1.  The need to portray himself as close to Dylan suggests distance.
2.  The language employed by him about Dylan is distancing language. 
3.  Note the lack of the pronoun, "we" regarding Dylan, particularly note the change in language AFTER the last night he described Dylan, right at the point of sending a text message. 

The language before the text and the language after the text should be noted. 

"Authorities have not said a whole lot, to be honest with you" suggests that police do suspect him. 

Redwine questioned that in only 24-48 hour period that a sex offender could be cleared.  It can be done in under 5 minutes:  if a sex offender has an alibi, it is not difficult to discern.  This appears to be a desire

"I'll be honest with you. We are all suspects."  

A journalist should simply ask direct questions.  She finally asks him about his involvement: 

"Absolutely not.  I would never do anything to harm that boy. "

Unreliable denial.

"I'll be honest with you, the only thing that anyone should be interested in is finding Dylan."
Note the need to use this phrase comes only after the sensitive time period above. 

Is he still alive?

"Absolutely" quickly became "that's a possibility

"It's a thread that we all hold on to"

He then confused pronouns, "that's what crosses our minds and I..."

Regarding not going public early on:  

That's why I agreed to participate in this.  This isn't about me"

The interviewer went to Jonbenet case.  Self-importance.  Poor interview.  Jonbenet had nothing to do with this case and the interviewer should avoid, as best as possible, of introducing any new words or new topics.

Analytical Interviewing takes the words of the subject and asks follow up questions using the subject's own words, seeking to avoid introducing even a single new word.

"These are the things I say when I am praying to him, talking to him."

Note that he "prays" to his son.  This deification of someone is after death. 

Redwine does not give any indications that he believes that Dylan is alive.  When he does assert, he contradicts quickly.  

His animosity towards his ex wife is severe.  

The time period in his story, beginning where Dylan sent a text message, is highly sensitive and the language changes.  


John Mc Gowan said...

"He and I get along, when we're together. Contrary to what people might want to think."

So is he saying that when there not together they dont get along.
Does he not like it when Dylons not with him,if so why?

Anonymous said...

He's talking about his son in the past tense.

"Dylan was a huge Boston fan."

Skeptical said...

Is "So I am driving by the lake and I didn't see anything..." reporting something that happened in the negative and therefore sensitive?

Jo said...

A couple things that jumped out at me:

He believes his son has been taken but speaks of the person "responsible for this" not the person who has him.

He says he spent 45 mins to an hour trying to wake him up. I have a 13 year old, if I want him up, I wake him up. If it were optional whether he gets up or not, I am not going to spend 45 minute to an hour trying to wake him.

He mentions that he was pacing the floor toward the end of the movie. Why was he up and pacing, what had him upset or nervous? People don't pace for no reason.

He says Dylan had no games or anything in his backpack. When did he have the opportunity to know the contents of his backpack?

Last thing he said to Dylan was "I am going into town, call me when you wake up" Not when you are up. If someone isn't awake, how do you tell them to call you when they are awake.

When he goes to town and sees people he thinks "Where is my son" I am guessing this is projection because he knows people are looking at him thinking "Where is your son" and suspecting that he knows.

The two most chilling comments to me, was when he said "when I am praying or talking to Dylan" That to me says he knows he is dead. Then when he said he talked to the marshal so someone could "bang him (Dylan) in the head".

Anonymous said...

'bang him in the head'
'can't get him up'
'in the (camp)ground'

Just some quotes from this interview.

Anonymous said...

He also mentions ' digging deep' several times during the interview. It seems that somehow his brain makes a connection between this term and the disappearance of his son.

Jo said...

"so someone can bang him in the head..."

"when I didn't come across his backpack immediately"

This makes it sound like he did come across his backpack at some point, just not immediately.

BostonLady said...

The father's statements are chilling. I agree the statement that "when he prays to him" paints an image that Dylan is dead.

This also caught my attention:

"I don't bug him about what goes on with mom."

That which is reported in the negative... Combine this with the statement that he gets along with Dylan when he's with him. I bet he pumps Dylan for information about his mother. It's obvious the mother closed communication with him except for their children. She doesn't want him to know where she works and she moved away.

I found the father to be very sneaky, shifty during the interview. There are lots of red flags throughout his interview. I'm guessing LE picked up on it during their questioning too.

John Mc Gowan said...

"when I didn't come across his backpack immediately"

People should report what they did see,did hear and did feel,not any of them in the negative.
How can you not come across something immediately,its a oxymoron a contradiction.

The dead mouse climbed up into the engine.

Jo said...

Another thing I found interesting was when the interviewer asked him if he had guilt or felt guilty. He said "normally I wouldn't" What is normal about this situation that he can compare it to how he normally feels? What other things has he done that he does not feel guilty about?

Anonymous said...

Peter, would you please analyze the manifesto of fugitive killer cop Christopher Dorner? I'll bet you can notice something nobody else has.

Anonymous said...

"Dylan WAS a huge Boston fan..."

Oh dear.

Anonymous said...

Peter - have you read Chris Dorner's manifesto? I am wondering if you are planning to analyze it.

Lulu said...

Thanks for your help Peter. Although I feel a little queasy now that you clarified some things.

Lulu said...

Oh yeah, the comment regarding "change". Do you see this as being a reference to the minute possibility that Dylan is stashed away somewhere? Since that is a situation that could be "changed"?
I didn't understand the usage of that do you change a death?

Anonymous said...

"I monitor what he does, where he's at. Its just me and him. There's not people coming and going in my life because everything I focus on is him and us being together and spending that time."

Here he was taking another jab at Dylan's mom, i.e.: "She has people coming and going in her life, but I don't, so I am a better parent, and I moniter who is around but she doesn't." He is competitive with his wife and angry she is perceived by the courts as a better parent.

Women should be more careful who they reproduce with!

Anonymous said...

Peter, you asked for a transcript of more of Mark's interviews. Here is one of the first interviews.

Reporter: OK. So, thank you so much for speaking with me on camera, Mark.

Mark: You're welcome.

R: What's it been like?

M: Well, it's been a tough time for all of us. I know it's been difficult on me and I can only imagine how it's been for his mom and his brother and his family over in the Colorado Springs area. And we're doing everything we can to try and find Dylan and keep the focus on finding Dylan. And you know, I've been working with the investigators and to make sure all the bases are being covered on that end. And that's pretty much where I'm at with that. I mean I'm doing everything I know how to do.

R: I want to get this subject out of the way first. There's a lot of suspicion out there, even when Elaine went on ABC news...

M: Right.

R: She was... can you address that?

M: Um, well I can only imagine being the mother and the frustration of hearing about your son going missing. And you know, I can only think that has to do with lashing out and trying to find who is accountable for this in this situation. I've been working closely with the investigators to do what needed to be done because you know, he was last seen at my house. And there's rumors going around that he's been spotted by people. You know, our concern is that something has happened to the point now where we just want to keep in the public's eye, you know Dylan's face, keep the focus on Dylan. And you know, don't worry about me and everything's going to be alright on my end. But I know this is a troubling time for Elaine and my son Cory, I spoke with him last night and I'm surprised we were able to hook up today because one of the things we're trying to do is unite together. And I have my oldest son from the Phoenix area here and of course my brother is here. And we're trying to unite as a family and stay focused on what's important here. And you know everybody wants to focus on me but the focus isn't me right now. The focus is finding Dylan and that's where I'm at.

R: Why do you think people want to focus on you?

M: Well, because I think that's a natural part of the process and because you know, he was last seen with me and he was with me the night before. And you know, I saw him in the morning before I left to go run my errands. You know, that's the logical place to start. And so, it doesn't at all surprise me, you know that they searched my home yesterday because quite frankly, I was expecting that to happen a week ago. So, you know my opinion is that we're all a week late and in where were at with this. So my focus is what do we need to be doing now to keep searching for Dylan and bring him home.

R: Do you have anything directly to say to Dylan?

M: Dylan, my prayers are with you and I love you very much. He was the light of my life and he meant everything to me. And I just want him home just like everybody else does. And that's why we've got to keep searching for him. Because somebody knows something. We've got to find him and we need to know he's okay.

to be continued...

Anonymous said...

Here's the second part of the interview:

R: This is you guys' platform today. You can use this to get out any message you want.

M: Well, I don't want the focus to be mainly on me. I want the focus to be mainly on Dylan because that's where, that's the most important thing right now. And you know, if the process of what's going on with the authorities and the people handling this is to search my home, all the had to do was ask. I would have willingly let them come in. I've given them, I've cooperated with them in every way. Anything they've asked me for, I've been willing to do. Anything they suggested I do, whether it be sitting at the house waiting for the phones to ring or Dylan to walk through the front door, I'm willing to do whatever I need to do. And that's what I want everyone to understand is that, you know my focus is on Dylan and what's going on with him and trying to keep the investigation moving forward in whatever necessary means that is. So, you know in cooperating with them and we can you know, keep the focus on the search for Dylan. And that's where I'm at with all of this.

R: So you went to run errands. Were you going to take him with you to run errands?

M: Well, there was some discussion he had with me the night before about leaving with me so I could drop him off in the Bayfield are with one of his friends that had been trying to text him or that he had been communicating with. As he had indicated to me he had been up until 4 o'clock in the morning the night before, he was tired from being in the airport most of the day in his travel from Colorado Springs to Durango. I laughed at him kind of jokingly because I know him. If he ain't got to get up, he's not likely to get up. And he's not the type of kid who's going to get up at 6:30 if he doesn't have to. But you know, his friends are important and I know they're important me. So there was a possibility but it doesn't surprise me he elected to not get up when I left. And when I left, he acknowledged everything I was saying to him and that I would be back. He knew when I came back that I would be working on getting him down to his friends. And that's part of the struggle we all have, you know, what happened to him between the time I left and when I got back. And that's what nobody seems to be able to answer.

Anonymous said...

and the last:

R: Can you tell me about your plans for Thanksgiving?

M: Well, because he was with me for such a short period of time, we had touched on a few things. One of the things was we talked about going to my brother David's house in Castle Rock. Um, I know his friends were important to him so we were wanting to make sure he had adequate time with his friends. Um, you know basically the plan was Monday and Tuesday he would spend with his friends. Maybe Wednesday, you know we had talked a little bit about going bowling or doing something as an activity, not with just me and him, his friends included. Then we would have Thanksgiving day to ourselves. Or there was a possibility we would travel and get to my brother's house. So, you know, none of that ever got finalized. I mean, we were just focusing on the next day and what we were going to do and how that was going to take place. That's as far as we really ever got. You know, his friends are important to him and I certainly don't expect him to spend a whole week with me when he's got, he's grown up in this community and he's got tons of people who love and care about him.

R: So he was going to spend a whole week with you. When was the last time he saw you?

M: Um, I think probably sometime in early September, I had flown him over from Colorado Springs on a round trip ticket on that point so he came over here and probably spent three or four days with me and that. And then you know, we obviously got him back to the plane and got him back safely to his mom. And you know, in that case it was a transfer flight from the Durango airport or Denver airport leaving to Colorado Springs. And it was my goal to keep him on a direct flight or one that he never had to change planes on with because there was some controversy between mom and I about him being thirteen years old and being able to do those kinds of things. And so, you know, when I got the flight for him I made sure it was flight he could get on in Colorado.

ellish said...

The part about "dumpIng" Dylan off really got me.
Who would say that?

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Anonymous said...

Dee has a penice.

Jen said...

Finally got all the way through the video...the fathers language is VERY concerning and full of red flags. This may take a few posts!

First an observation based on a lifetime of experience with relatives suffering from the same affliction...Mark Redwine appears to be an alcoholic. His language, appearance and behavior are all factors in my opinion. He makes reference to the fact that he's a private person, and tries to explain his lack of social interaction by his dedication to his son (although his son has lived several states away for some time). Also court documents found online detail a drunken incident where he claims to have been 'beaten' by his older son and left unconscious for HOURS..which paints a picture of what life with him was really like...a belligerent drunk, who became violent to the point where the kids had to fight back.

His resentment toward his ex-wife is seething, and preoccupies him even as he speaks of his 'main focus', Dylan. He brings up (unprompted) the fact that Elaine does not want him to know where she works, and taunts that not only does he know, but he also shares it with the public. He declares that he didn't 'pester' Dylan for details about his life with his mom, but reveals how important the topic actually is by bringing up his knowledge of her 'secret' workplace..leaving the interviewer unsure how to respond. (its likely Elaine tried to keep her workplace secret to prevent him from showing up there drunk and causing a scene, or otherwise sabotaging her employment)

Overall he attempts to portray himself as a victim, like he was just floating along being father-of-the-year and the ONLY reason he can't be is his ex-wife.(this is common thinking in alcoholics, they always see themselves as a victim). According to him, he concentrated all of his love, attention, blah, blah...and his mother-she just worked. He claims he didn't 'pester' Dylan, if he didn't call him back (explaining lack of consistent contact and close relationship). Says he wanted to go to a 'sit down' restaurant and talk, but Dylan wanted to get drive thru and eat as they drove (everything points to a poor relationship and Dylan just trying to get through the time he was forced to be there). Dad claims he and Dylan did get along, 'contrary to what others may believe', and says Dylan was a peacemaker who told his mom whatever she wanted to hear (acknowledging that Dylan probably spoke of their relationship in negative terms to his mom/others). All together its a grim prospect for Dylan...

Lemon said...

I found Mark R's use of "compassion in your heart" very unexpected. Compassion is the last emotion I would think the father of a missing son would be speaking about.

Anger, desperation, anxiety, yes. Compassion? No.

Jen said...

Mark Redwine would have us believe that after fighting for visitation during the week of Thanksgiving (when most spend time with extended family) he had no plans for how he and Dylan would spend the week and only bought a few snacks at Walmart until they decided what they were going to do.

He mentions the inconvenience of traveling back into town when referring to trying to reach Dylan the morning he 'went missing' to see if he needed anything. This contradicts several elements of his story, including the shopping trip where he only buys a few things, the fact that he supposedly left Dylan sleeping when it would ensure another trip to town to take him to his friends, and claiming that after returning home to find Dylan gone, he took a nap(!?) then went to town in search of Dylan's friends to get an idea where he was. (rather than calling any of the friends, Dylan's mom, brother or anyone else who may have talked to him, he makes the inconvenient trip into town...he's alibi building, and doesn't want his ex to find out whats going on and call police before he's contacted a few people 'looking' for Dylan)

Mark Redwine says in contacting the 'marshal' about Dylan being missing he expected the officer would "BANG HIM IN THE HEAD and tell him your dad is trying to get ahold of you". (wow) He says Moms focus is blaming someone, and references 'beating up' 4x in reference to blaming himself or being blamed for what happened. He says he believes Dylan is kidnapped and asks the captor to have some compassion in their heart, but then says he wouldn't care if DYLAN reached out to him or his ex-wife for help. He talks about what items are or are not in Dylan's backpack (how does he know, according to his story they barely spent 5hrs together before going to sleep...when did he inventory his sons backpack?)

Jen said...

Most concerning to me a the repeated past tense references(too many to list) and when he says he 'prays' to Dylan..his language throughout shows knowledge that Dylan is dead, and his references to 'bang' him in the head, 'dump' him off somewhere, and his emotion upon each mention of the topic 'baseball' suggests he knows what happened to Dylan. Mark Redwine says he believes a kidnapper has Dylan but negates that idea by saying he would 'trade places with him in a heartbeat, IF it would bring him home' (the only way it wouldn't is if he's not alive). He also states that unlike his ex who wants to blame and point fingers, he just wants to let the investigation happen, which is too passive and doesn't show the passion a father should feel about the investigation into his sons disappearance.

Considering all the information known in this case, including the custody battle, ordered visitation and all of the things Peter and other posters have pointed out, I think the father is responsible for what happened to Dylan. I don't know whether it was a planned attack or a moment of rage where the father took out his anger toward the mother/situation on the only person he could gain access to. The father repeatedly references Dylan and baseball (each time holding back emotion), along with 'bang him in the head' and 'dump him off somewhere', so it's almost as if he's leaking out the story. Those are very strange references to make when talking about your 'missing' son and most people would tend to romanticize any thoughts about what is happening with their son, and how the situation will be resolved.

I think the father was/is resentful of the mother moving on with her life as well as Dylan and lashed out in the most devastating way he could (kind of like, you removed him from my you get to see how it feels). If you remember the mothers first instinct was that the father 'removed him from the situation' and only she knows what her ex is capable of and how intense his anger surrounding the custody battle was at the time...she was forced by court order to send her son for a visit which says a lot. Sadly the fathers language appears to confirm what she knew from the beginning. Poor Dylan.

Anonymous said...

I don't know anything about this case, but I just clicked on the video interview and watched until about 17 minutes and stopped.

Yes, I agree he is definitely a domestic abuser--trying to convince what a "great" Dad he is while putting down the Mom ie. she doesn't care about him but I do--oh I would drive him to anywhere to see a baseball game and take him anywhere just to get a perfect slice of pizza. Bullshit artist. If anything, neglectful, and overcompensating for that. Sounds narcissistic also. He is "name-dropping"--saw this baseball team, ate this superior piece of pizza at the best pizza shop in the world, etc." Strong narcissistic tendencies.
BUT where I stopped was around 17 min. where he says something to the effect of 'we stopped at Walmart and he picked out a couple movies in the 5 dollar bin and one of them WOULD be the one we watched, you know, that night". OK, I don't know anything about this case--when the kid went missing, etc. but I feel this statement is a lie. What do I feel is a lie? I think he did not watch a movie with him on that night and was not with him that night and so was lying about being with him that night. I will have to read up on the case to see if that makes any sense.

Anonymous said...

Something is really off with this guy. He seems to strongly focus on these dreams of visiting all these baseball stadiums especially the ones that are hardest to get to (?)
I mean it's obvious he's trying to toot his own horn that he's just such a great Dad "he didn't know the word "no" with me--he had me wrapped around his finger". But I also strongly get the feeling that this Dad is extremely possessive of his children. They need to be mini-mes of him, like what he likes--I get the feeling Dylan does not even like baseball that much. This man may have reacted very strongly towards his son hitting the teenage age and becoming his own person--he may have struck out violently towards Dylan. I think he seems very controlling as in the kids must like what he likes, etc.

Anonymous said...

Also, just read the interview with the father: there is a lot of sensitivity going on about Dylan spending time with his friends as opposed to just spending one on one time with Dad. He mentions it again in the interview unnecessarily about maybe they would go bowling and it would be his friends could come too not just me and him. He's mentions this unnecessarily--the fact that the friends would be allowed to come to bowling, not just him and his Dad together bowling. Is that what they fought about--Dylan wanting to spend some time with his friends? I think it might be. The Dad didn't want him spending time with his friends it seems. Very controlling. Very isolating of his son. Very jealous of the son's friends spending time with him. Very concerning.

~ABC said...

Agreed @Lemon. In Mark Redwine's view, the person who has caused Dylan's disappearance is in need of compassion. Sounds like the perspective of a guilty killer to me. And sounds nothing like a parent desperate for their child's return.

Vault said...

I'd love to see this analysis done with the suggestion that Dylan never made it to his Dad's house and a confirmation that this was analyzed based on the full UNCUT 39 minutes interview from KUSA.
I know that area well.All areas searched by LE made no sense considering the obvious locations.
Look at Dylan in the Walmart picture compared with Airport pic. He looked disturbed and already crying... 20 minutes after leaving airport??

I believe 'this' was planned @ time of court motion for visit and that the court files would specifically state his plans for thanksgiving..if it was granted without misconduct.
Also want to know... if Judge Dickinson SEALED the court files from LE --as he was known to do on family/criminal investigations.

One big bummer though, is that LPSCO is in charge of "tips" of all kinds--and not FBI...because nothing happens there. This was well planned and they can't see that far IMO and experience...

Anonymous said...

Right--watching the video before I even read up on the case, that is where his LIE jumps out is about the movie buying at Walmart and they WOULD watch one movie that night--BIG LIE!!! I feel Dylan never made it to the Dad's house. Also, I agree with Jen-I noticed that too--he looks like an alcoholic. Maybe the "nap" he took represents him passing out drunk. I wonder if he was intoxicated when he picked up Dylan at the airport.
Sidenote: His talking/ sentimentality about him and Dylan planning to visit baseball stadiums across the country reminds me of the movie "MASK" with Cher and how Rocky Dennis would map out places he wanted to visit around the country on his motorcycle w his friend. I noticed Dylan's Dad was wearing a Harley Davidson hat. At the end of that movie, Rocky dies of terrible disease and his Mom goes and looks at the map on his bedroom wall he had marked all the places he wanted to visit. I really get the feeling Dylan's Dad is imitating certain emotions from that movie. Don't know if the movie itself might have some clues as to what happened to Dylan???

Tania Cadogan said...

"I'll be honest with you. We are all suspects."
The pronoun WE indicates shareding of guilt. I suspect he is blaming the mom for making him kill Dylan.

Innocent people refuse to accept they could be a suspect and will shout their innocence from the rooftops.
Guilty people hoever accept they are a suspect and will seek to share their guilt.

M: Well, it's been a tough time for all of us. I know it's been difficult on me and I can only imagine how it's been for his mom and his brother and his family over in the Colorado Springs area. And we're doing everything we can to try and find Dylan and keep the focus on finding Dylan.

And indicates missing information.
Note he says TRY to find Dylan as opposed to finding Dylan. To try and do something doesn't mean succeeding in doing it. What is preventng him from going out and finding Dylan Gulty knowlede or fear of consequences.
Why does he need to tell us to keep the focus on finding Dylan, this is a given. Is his concern that the focus as well as being on Dylan it is also on him as he tells us he was the last person to see Dylan. Surely the last person to see Dylan is his abductor or killer?
He knows the focus on him will reveal his guilt, focussing on him will result in Dylan's remains being found.

Tania Cadogan said...


"I'll be honest with you.
Indicates he hasn't been honest at other times.

Deceptive people have a reason to be deceptive, guilty knowledge or fear of consequences.

Pak31 said...

First of all, that reporter was not very professional or prepared. Anyway, I read the analysis first and then watched the video. Reading the transcript vs. listening to it are so different. The thing that hit me the most was how emotional he got over talking about the baseball road trips. He was very calm and smooth through the interview but the subject of baseball and their time together really made him sad. I think those were real emotions. It was the only subject that made him cry. He may have hurt or killed Dylan by mistake and those memories of their time together are the one thing making his conscience open up. I don't know how to explain what I am thinking. Why isn't he emotional any other time in the video? Is it because he is lying or stretching the truth? He really has said a lot of words that describel deceased. Saw him laying there, couldn't wake him up,out like a light, pacing, bang him in the head, dump him somewhere, pray to him. Very eerie.

Pak31 said...

Just wanted to add to my post, that maybe the reason Mark got so worked up and emotional about the baseball trips is because those were the only times they were like a true father and son. I think that all the other times, Dylan wasnt thrilled to be with dad, he wanted to see his friends when he got there not his dad and I think that angered Mark. SO Mark is trying very hard to convince us that their relationship was perfect when in fact it was anything but.