Illinois police looking for missing 13-year-old and her 2-week-old son

The Madison County Sheriff says Katherine Derleth and her 17-day-old son went missing sometime Sunday morning.

EDWARDSVILLE, ILL. - Police are looking for a 13-year-old girl and her 2-week-old son who are believed to be traveling with the girl's step-father.

According to a LEAP alert from the Madison County Sheriff's Office, Katherine and Christopher Ray Derleth went missing early Sunday morning out of Edwardsville, Illinois. Police believe they are traveling with Christopher M. Derleth, the step-father of Katherine.

Police said they may be headed for West Virginia in a green 1997 Mercury Villager minivan with Illinois License Plate E833201.


Katherine, 13, is described as a 4-foot-8, 95-pound girl with brown hair and brown eyes. She has three birthmarks on her right knee. Christopher Ray, 2-weeks, is described as a 1-foot-9, 8-pound baby boy with brown hair and unknown eye color.

The step-father, 39, is a 6-foot-1, 160-pound man with brown hair and hazel eyes.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Madison County Sheriff's Officer at 618-692-4433.


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