Dothan Police investigating kidnapping | News
DOTHAN, AL (WSFA) - Dothan police are working to develop leads after a kidnapping was reported at the Southeast Alabama Medical Center on Ross Clark Circle.
Authorities say at this time, very few details are available due to the ongoing investigation.
According to a release issued by the Dothan Police Department, authorities responded to the report of a kidnapping at the Southeast Alabama Medical Center located at 1108 Ross Clark Circle at 1:05 p.m.
Upon arrival, officers spoke with an employee of the Department of Human Resources who stated that she transported 15-year-old Ailene Lander to the medical center for an appointment. While at the office, the worker and Lander were approached by the victim's step-father, 36-year-old Charles Partin.
Partin took Lander to a van and proceeded to exit the parking lot.
Lander is currently legally under the care of DHR for unspecified reasons due to an ongoing investigation.
Lander is described as a white female, 15 years of age last seen wearing a white see-through shirt and pink gym shorts.
Partin is described as a white male, 36 years of age last seen wearing a baseball cap, dark colored shirt and dark jeans.
The vehicle they were last seen traveling in is described as an older two-tone light blue over dark blue 1994 Mercury Villager van Alabama tag #34B26K3 or #38D18W2. The pair could be traveling with Lander's mother Julie Bethke.
Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Lander, Partin, or the vehicle in question is asked to contact local law enforcement immediately.
WSFA 12 News will have more information on this story as it comes available.
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