Police searching for missing Edwardsville teen and her infant son

Katherine Elizabeth Derleth, 13, and her infant son, Christopher Ray Derleth

Katherine Elizabeth Derleth, 13, and her infant son, Christopher Ray Derleth

EDWARDSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – Police in Edwardsville, Illinois are looking for a man who they suspect abducted his 13-year-old stepdaughter and her 2-week-old son.

Police say they are looking for 39-year-old Christopher M. Derleth, possibly last seen traveling towards West Virginia on eastbound Interstate 64.

Derleth is described as standing 6'1, 160 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes.

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His stepdaughter, 13-year-old Katherine Elizabeth, is described as standing 4'8, 95 pounds with brown shoulder length hair and brown eyes.  She is also known to have three birthmarks on her right knee.

Police believe Katherine is with her son, 2-week-old Christopher Ray Derleth.  He was born 17 days ago and only weighs 8 pounds, three ounces with brown hair and dark eyes.

Derleth is believed to be travelling in a 1997 Mercury Villager with Illinois plates, E833210.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Madison County Sheriff's Department at (618) 692-4433 or to call 911.