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Authorities believe man and kidnapped teen headed to Mexico

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Ailene Lander Ailene Lander
Charles Partin Charles Partin

Authorities in Louisiana are on the lookout for an Alabama teen girl and her stepfather after he reportedly kidnapped her and could be trying to get them out of the country.

The FBI has joined the search for Ailene Lander, 15, of Dothan, AL.

Investigators said she was at a doctor's appointment when her stepfather, Charles Partin, 36, drove up and forced her into his vehicle.

Descriptions of their height and weight were not given.

Partin is believed to be driving an older two-tone light blue over dark blue 1994 Mercury Villager van Alabama tag #34B26K3 or #38D18W2.

Authorities believe he may also be travelling with the girl's mother and five siblings.

They said the family may be headed to Mexico.

If you think you may have seen them, call the FBI at 1-800-225-5324 and choose Option 1.

Dothan is located in the southeastern part of Alabama.

According to WSFA in Montgomery, AL, police said Partin took Landers from Department of Human Resources (DHR) custody at the Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan.

The teen was reportedly taken to a doctor's appointment at the medical center by a DHR worker.

WSFA also reported sources that claim to know her said Lander is pregnant, but added authorities have not gone on record with that information.

However, Lander is legally under the care of DHR for unspecified reasons due to an ongoing investigation.

Copyright 2012 WAFB. All rights reserved. WSFA in Montgomery, AL contributed to this report.

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