MISSING: 18-day-old baby sought by W.Va State Police

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UPDATE: 5:39 p.m. 9/19/2016

The Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office has issued Nation Wide Extradition Arrest Warrants for Christopher M. Derleth on charges of Aggravated Kidnapping and Child Abduction.


ORIGINAL:

A pair of children from Illinois are believed to have been abducted by a relative and could be headed for West Virginia.  

According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Katherine Derleth, 13, and Christopher Derleth, who is just 18-days-old, were last seen in Edwardsville, IL on Sunday, Sept. 18,2016.

Katherine is 5 feet tall and 100 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes. Christopher is 18-inches longs and 8 pounds.  

The two children could be with an adult male relative. They are believed to be traveling in a 1996 Mercury Villager Van with Illinois license plate number E833210.

Police say the children could be headed for West Virginia or Texas.  

According to a release from the West Virginia Emergency Management Agency, the children were last seen on I-77 south at mile marker 94, just south of Charleston.

Anyone with information is asked to contact their local detachment of the West Virginia State Police. 

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