Charges have been filed against the stepfather in the case of a missing teen and her infant child. 39-year-old Christopher Derleth is charged with Aggravated Kidnapping and Child Abduction. With the filing of charges, police nationwide will now have the authority to take him and the children into custody.
Missing are 13 year old Katherine Derleth and her 2 week old son Christopher Derleth. They were reported last seen at a guardian’s home in Carpenter, Illinois over the weekend, but Madison County State's Attorney Tom Gibbons says this situation started before that.
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Authorities now believe the three may be in West Virginia. The vehicle they are believed to be could be a green 1997 Mercury Villager minivan with Illinois license plate E83-3210. If you have information on their location, you’re asked to call police at 618-692-4433.