UPDATE: 2/7/14 – Kayden has been found inside a tote bag near a gas station off I-80 in Iowa around 10:15 this morning. He was outside in the cold, but he was wrapped in a blanket and he was alright.
“We’re all very fortunate this baby is alive,” G.B. Jones, the FBI’s acting special agent in charge in Milwaukee, told reporters.
Previous story: A 4-day-old baby is missing from 836 E. Homeland Court, Town of Beloit, Wisconsin.
According to WKOW, the baby’s name is Kayden J. Powell and he was last seen in his bassinet Wednesday night.
“The FBI is here, the Division of Criminal Investigation is in route and we’ve got assistance from the city of Beloit and Rock County Sheriff’s Office,” said Steve Kopp the police chief.
Brianna Marshall, 18, is the Kayden’s mother and she was sleeping in the same room with Kayden next to his bassinet. Bruce Powell, 23, is Kayden’s dad. Evidently, the home belongs to someone else and Brianna, Bruce and Kayden were staying there that night.
Kayden is African American and 20 inches long and 6 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.
There were people at the house on Wednesday night and police have talked to some of them and are looking to find the rest so they can talk to them, too.
There has been no Amber Alert, because it doesn’t meet the hard rules and criteria, but it would be great if we had some kind of another alert that could be sent out. Until that ever happens it will be up to the media, advocates and the public to share, share, share, to get the word out that little Kayden is missing.
Then earlier in the evening, Kopp announced that they had taken Kristen Smith from west Branch, Iowa into custody. Kristen said she was Brianna’s sister on Brianna’s father’s side of the family. They did find baby clothes with Kristen but not little Kayden. Police do know that Kristin left the same hours that Bruce and Brianna were staying at early Thursday morning.
I will continue to update this story as it unfolds.
If you have any information about this case please call the Town of Beloit Police Department at 608-757-2244.