Psychics have been weighing in virtually from the beginning of the search for Dylan Redwine, the missing 14-year-old Monument boy.
Tips have come from all over the country, according to Dan Bender, spokesman for the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office, and according to a volunteer organization that has been a major player in the searches.
And while tips from other realms haven’t paid off, there’s always hope.
Dylan disappeared Nov. 19 from his father’s house in the Vallecito area near the town of Bayfield.
According to Mark Redwine, Dylan’s father, Dylan disappeared after Mark left the house that morning to run errands.
Investigators ruled out the idea that Dylan is a runaway, and the search has turned into a criminal investigation.
But leads are dwindling and searches had pretty much stopped until a New Mexico organization that specializes in cadaver searches volunteered to search for Dylan’s body next week.
Investigators, meantime, are grateful for any information they can get.
So while psychics to some may seem less than credible, they are given consideration by investigators and volunteers, even those who don’t believe in them.
Psychic tips that come in to investigators are logged, Bender said, but calls are not returned nor are the psychics consulted.
“In 33 years, I never saw one help solve a case,” he said. “However, someone with information on a case who doesn’t want to be identified could submit something as a psychic feeling anonymously. We do not ignore them out of hand.”
According to Denise Hess, who is leading the volunteers in the search for Dylan, one well-known psychic who was sent a photo of Dylan had an instant reaction.
“She said that as soon as she put Dylan’s photo up, she knew that a family member or family members know something,” Hess said.
Volunteers spent a day on the east side of Vallecito Lake searching for Dylan because the psychic consensus seemed to be that was where he would be found.
The search was fruitless, Hess said.
Colorado Springs psychic Jaye Garcia, owner of Messages Jaye’s Way in Manitou Springs, said she gets nauseous when she thinks about Dylan.
“When I go there, I get something very disturbing,” she said. “I get a real sick feeling every time I hear about it.”
In psychic parlance, that means a bad outcome, she said.
“I think something violent has happened,” Garcia said. “He will be found in a dense area near a lake. But I pray every day that I will be wrong.”