Ailene Lander: If You See This 15-Year-Old in Houston Today, She's Been Kidnapped

The FBI thinks an Alabama girl who was allegedly kidnapped by her stepfather this week will be moving through the Houston area on the way to Mexico.

Ailene Lander was at a doctor's office September 17 in Dothan, Alabama when she was taken by Charles Partin, investigators say.

"There is a concern the subjects could be traveling this way and headed to Mexico," Houston FBI spokesperson Shauna Dunlap says.

Lander is described as "last seen wearing a see through white shirt, with pink gym shorts." She might be "in medical danger," the FBI says.

Partin is described as a "white male thirty-six years of age, wearing a baseball cap, dark colored shirt and dark jeans." He's said to be driving a "Two-Tone light blue over dark blue 1994 Mercury Villager older model Van," with Alabama tag 34B26K3. There's a chance that vehicle has been discarded, though, and instead a "blue, green or blue/green Toyota minivan" is being used.

"Information developed in this case shows the suspect and victim are very likely located in East Texas or Western Louisiana," the FBI says in its latest update.

If you see them, call 1-800- CALL FBI (1-800-225-5324). There is a reward.

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