Police looking for missing 13-year-old and her newborn

Police believe the two may be traveling with Katherine's step-father, Christopher M. Derleth.

EDWARDSVILLE, Illinois -- 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 stepfather.

According to a LEAP alert from the Madison County Sheriff's Office, the teen mom and her newborn son went missing early Sunday morning out of Edwardsville, Illinois. Police believe they are traveling with Christopher M. Derleth, the teen girl's stepfather. 

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 an 8-pound boy with brown hair and unknown eye color.

The stepfather is 39-years-old, 6'1" and 160-pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes.

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


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