The Madison County Sheriff’s Department is attempting to locate a 13-year-old girl and her 2-week-old child reported missing from Edwardsville on Sunday. The pair could be with the 13-year-old’s stepfather, and traveling in a 1997 green mercury village minivan.
Missing are 13 year old Katherine Derleth and her 2 week old son Christopher Derleth. They were reported missing from a guardian’s home Sunday morning in rural Edwardsville. Investigators with the sheriff’s office say they could be with Katherine’s stepfather, 39-year-old Christopher Derleth, who is a white male, 6’1”, about 160 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes. Police say they would like to speak with him about the disappearance. The vehicle they are believed to be in has Illinois license plate E83-3210. Police say the group could be camping, or staying at low-end motels. If anyone has information on their location, you’re asked to call police at 618-692-4433.