July 4, 2015 We told you earlier this week about a huge break in the Dylan Redwine case. Now we're sitting down with the criminal profiler to talk about the person of interest announced in the case.
The criminal profiler tells 11 News it could be a while until they release a name for the person of interest. He says that's the next step. He also tells us he knows he's on the right track.
"I have yet to be wrong on a case and I'm not wrong on this one," said Pete Klismet, a retired FBI criminal profiler of Colorado Springs. He was brought on the case in January. He's confident with his investigation.
Just this week, a major development, a person of interest was identified.
"My opinion matched up with what they thought and that's the point at which we said, okay, so now I think it's safe to say that we have a person of interest," said Klismet.
Klismet wouldn't say whether it's a man or a woman and he didn't release a name. However, Klismet says the person likely knows who they are.
"Frankly, everybody involved in this knows what their status is, you know and I mean I’ve already said that this individual that is a person of interest probably knows that they are," said Klismet.
Klismet tells 11 News he didn't have any bias about who may be a person of interest when coming on to the case.
“I read through everything and looked through everything I needed to see," said Klismet. "Then the facts started to coalesce in my mind, such that it became pretty apparent to me that we had someone we needed to be very interested in.”
New evidence was discovered after two recent searches near where Dylan's remains were found in June 2013.
“This case is very complicated," said Klismet. "You had a six month search before you were able to find any remains. Then you had a number of other searches. We had a search here, they did a search about a month ago and some additional items were found. Now in the process of evaluating whether or not those items are evidence or what they are.”
"We also want to look at why did this happen," said Klismet. "Or, even more importantly, sometimes I've found, which is true in this case - why didn't certain things happen."
It's a complicated case that continues to unfold.
"This is not a case that you want to lose the case and we're not going to lose the case," said Klismet.
He also tells 11 News he met with Dylan's mother for the first time while he was in Durango. “The family has been very involved," said Klismet. "I had an opportunity yesterday to meet the mother and talk to the mother, the son, and to her husband.”
Dylan was 13 years old when he went missing just before Thanksgiving in 2012 while on a court-ordered visit to see his father in La Plata county.