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Police and FBI investigating disappearance of baby from the Town of Beloit.
By H. Nelson Goodson
February 6, 2014
Town of Beloit, WI - On Thursday, police in Beloit confirmed that an investigation is ongoing in the disappearance of 5-day-old Kayden J. Powell, described as an African-American who was reported missing at 4:34 a.m. from Rock County. His mother, Brianna Marshall called police and said her son had disappeared from her home located at the 800 block of East Homeland Court.
Police found no forced entry to the home, but as of late afternoon on Thursday, Kayden had not been located.
Police questioned, Kristin Smith as a person of interest about the missing baby, but she is cooperating with authorities. Smith who recently claimed that Brianna was her half sister on her father's side left the home before Kayden went missing.
She was heading back to Colorado, when police reached her by cellphone in County Cedar, Iowa and was taken into custody at 5:30 a.m. for an open Texas warrant for fraud. Police in Iowa found baby clothing in the vehicle, but no sign of Kayden.
Kayden's father, Bruce Powell and Brianna's parents were also questioned about the missing baby.
Beloit Police Chief Steven J. Kopp says, "Assisting with the investigation are the City of Beloit Police Department, the Rock County Sheriff's Department, Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation, and the F.B.I.."