Derleth Update

Christopher M. Derleth

Christopher Derleth, age 39, of Granite City, formerly of Greenville, will be brought back to Illinois soon.

Derleth appeared in court Wednesday morning in Kanawha County. He waived his right to extradition proceedings and should be brought back to Madison County in Illinois in a couple of days.

Derleth is charged in Madison County Circuit Court with alleged aggravated kidnapping and child abduction, in connection with the abduction of his step-daughter and her infant son in the Edwardsville area on September 18.

The three were found at a campsite in West Virginia on September 24 and Christopher Derleth was arrested.

Derleth had been living in Greenville, according to Bond County State’s Attorney Chris Bauer.

Bauer said Derleth is currently the subject of more than one criminal investigation in Bond County.

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