DURANGO, CO (KRQE) - La Plata County Sheriff's officials have confirmed that the remains of Dylan Redwine, the teen first reported missing in November of 2012 , have been found.
Redwine was 13 when he disappeared from his father Mark Redwine's home northeast of Durango, Colo. He was visiting his father on a court-ordered visit over the Thanksgiving holiday.
The teen had been living with his mother and brother in Colorado Springs.
On Thursday, sheriff's spokesman Dan Bender announced a variety of items including bones were found about eight miles from his father's home during a five-day search.
The search, just north of Vallecito Lake off of Middle Mountain Road, was initially planned for two days but was quickly extended.
"One of the reasons this evolved from a weekend search to a five-day search was once we began finding items that gave us an indication that there may be connected to Dylan," Bender said.
Bender said the road leading to the remains is rugged and mainly used by hunters or campers.
The remains were sent off to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation to be tested.
On Thursday the La Plata County Sheriff's Office received a report from CBI confirming that those items were identified as human remains and belonged to Dylan Redwine.
"I really have a concern you hurt him, and his bones are just out there laying out there," Elaine Redwine said on the show. "And you don't even care."
Mark Redwine denied the accusations and was even set to take a lie detector test on the following episode of the show to prove he had nothing to do with his son's disappearance. Although when the time came for the elder Redwine to take the test – he said he didn't feel well – an automatic disqualifier.
Dr. Phil McGraw pleaded with Redwine to reconsider – but he told the show's host he didn't trust the polygraph process. He says he was polygraphed by authorities shortly after Dylan's disappearance and told he failed but then later on learned that the person who administered the test wasn't qualified.
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