EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (KMOX) – The Madison County Sheriff’s Department says the subject of a nationwide manhunt is in custody, and the youths he reportedly kidnapped are safe.
Captain Mike Dixon tells KMOX News that 13-year-old Katherine Derleth and newborn son Christopher Derleth were found in a rural mountain area of West Virginia.
They had been missing since last Sunday, and an Amber Alert was issued.
Dixon says the children are being cared for by police there.
The suspect, Chris Derleth, has been taken into custody.
He is Katherine’s step-father.
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