BREAKING: Missing Teen Mother & Baby Found

Brad Choat (Twitter: @choatsnews)

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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One Comment

  1. Suzanne atkins says:

    Hello, If this is not allowed please delete! I am a parent who almost lost my child to internet predators. My child will forever be a victim. Anything posted on the internet has a possibility to be there forever.After my child was victimized by people that had been met online, I looked online for help. I found little that was updated. You can say your child does not have a phone. You can even say you know your child’s passwords. Did you know most teens have mulitpul pages on such sites? When we were young and our parents said “no”, we still found away. It is much worse now.
    Any device can be used as a phone and have social media apps.A phone does not need service to it. The phone can be from anywhere! Everything can get deleted before you even know what they are up too. That was the case for me, I did not know what kik was. I regret everyday not being informed.
    Between “Cyber bullying”, “child pornography” and human trafficking our children are available 24 hours a day. If they are getting bullied at school the safety of home is no longer there. I started this page to help other parents, caregivers and grandparents a sounding board. It is a non judgmental and informative page for anyone who cares about the young people in our lives. Education is the key. The internet is constantly changing and so are the threats. Lets help each other keep current.We cannot make the internet a safe place, we can make our kids more internet safe.

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