This nightmare began when 18-year-old Brianna Marshall woke up at 4:30 Thursday morning — her 5-day-old baby boy, Kayden Powell was missing from a bassinet next to her bed.
According Chief Steven Kopp with the Beloit Police Department, Kayden is African American, 20 inches and 6 pounds.
Police searched near the Beloit house and talked to everyone inside the home including the boy’s father, 23-year-old Bruce Powell and Brianna’s grandmother and uncle– Mark Bennett all were home when the baby was taken.
“I got home, the last time I seen that baby was at 1:45,” Bennett said. He is convinced this woman Kristen Smith knows something about Kayden’s disappearance.
Bennett says she showed up a few days ago saying she was Brianna’s step sister and they along with Kayden were going to move to Colorado.
Police arrested Smith at an Iowa gas station on an unrelated warrant out of Texas– baby clothes were found in her car but no Kayden. His parents, who have been cooperating with police, back up her story that they were planning on moving and Smith was always planning to leave this morning.
Sheriff Robert Spoden, Rock County Police said “We are trying with every resource we have to reunite this family.”
Little comfort to Kayden’s family
“Just bring my nephew you back here, my great nephew that’s all I want, I don’t care about that broad that mystery broad, I just want that baby and I want that baby alive.”
Police officers and the FBI searched for the baby throughout the night. Beloit Police plan to a press conference at 11am Friday to update the case.