(Edwardsville, IL) — A man is accused of kidnapping his teenage stepdaughter and her young child after they went missing from Edwardsville. A nationwide warrant has been issued for the arrest of Christopher Derleth, who faces charges of aggravated kidnapping and child abduction. State Police say 13-year-old Katherine Elizabeth Derleth and her newborn son have been missing since Sunday. Authorities believe they are traveling with the girl’s stepfather and may be headed for West Virginia. An AMBER Alert was issued yesterday in that state.
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