The man police say abducted his 15-year old stepdaughter from a doctor's office in Dothan sent the girl a message a few days earlier claiming his search for her will never end. Charles Dean Partin, according to investigators, walked into the office of Dothan OBGYN Monday where he abducted stepdaughter Ailene Lander who had been removed from her home by the Department of Human Resources.
It is now believed Partin, 36, is on the run with Ailene, the teen's mother, Julie Bethke, and five siblings. Despite persistent reports that claim investigators think they are headed to Mexico, nothing is being ruled out at this point as they work around the clock to find them. The effort comes amid belief that Ailene may a willing participant in her "abduction" but could be in danger.
Ailene was removed from her home earlier this month by social workers. The reason for the removal has not been released but, to take such action, they would believe the girl is in danger or in need of supervision. Social media posts indicate Partin and Bethke were not told their daughter's whereabouts after she was taken by DHR.
In a social media post a week before Ailene was abducted Partin wrote:
"It's not even been
I already miss your smile,
My little girl and best friend,
My search for you will not end,
I hope and pray every day,
That God will find a way,
And you'll be home again,
For now, Ailene, all our love we send."
It appears Ailene was removed from her home on September 6. She is several months pregnant though the father of the child has not been named.
Partin wrote on Facebook:
"Lost my oldest daughter today to state custody over nasty rumors by her friends. Wherever you are Ailene we love you and miss you dearly. We will never stop crying until we see you again!"It is believed the next time Partin saw Ailene was when he took her from the medical complex.