Updated: February 13, 2013 at 12:00 am
Producers of the Dr. Phil Show have contacted the volunteer group heading the search for Dylan Redwine, the missing Monument 14-year-old.
The show initially was set for Wednesday, said Denise Hess, who heads Find Missing Dylan Redwine, but it was put off because Dylan’s father, Mark Redwine, couldn’t make it.
He has since agreed to do the show with Elaine Redwine, his ex-wife and Dylan’s mother, and Cory, his son and Dylan’s older brother, Hess said.
“Elaine and Cory were ready to do it, but we’re having some problems getting Dad on board,” Hess said.
Hess said Mark has agreed to do the show on Feb. 20 or Feb. 27, but worries that he still might bail.
“I think at this point, they’re going to try to do the show without him if he decides to back out,” she said.
Mark said Wednesday he was out of town and could not do the show, but confirmed he has agreed to do it.
“I’ve been busy, but I’d do it today, if I could,” he said.
Dylan disappeared Nov. 19, while visiting his father in Vallecito, near the town of Bayfield. Searches so far by investigators and hundreds of volunteers have been fruitless.
Meantime, the owner of a nonprofit that will search for Dylan knows exactly where she will start after her interviews with family members.
Wendy Kessinger declined to identify the location, however.
“I don’t want to tell you,” she said, because evidence could be moved.
Kessinger, owner of Special Operations Inc., K-9 Forensics, said she will start searching Sunday.
She volunteered last week to search for Dylan at no charge. She specializes in cadaver searches.
Kessinger met with Elaine, Cory and Mark over the weekend.
She also is adding a canine search team from Ruidoso, N.M., that is expected to start searching Feb. 19.
“It’s hard terrain and deep snow,” Kessinger said.