Days-Old Baby Vanishes From Home

Kayden Powell went missing from Wisconsin home yesterday

By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 7, 2014 8:19 AM CST

(Newser) – Brianna Marshall awoke at 4:30am yesterday morning to find her 4-day-old son, Kayden, had disappeared from his bassinet in the same room where she'd been sleeping, and phoned 911. That call has prompted a missing baby case in Beloit, Wis., that now has 40 federal, state, and local investigators racing against the clock. Police have ruled out a custody dispute, the AP reports, and the baby's father, Bruce Powell, was also home when Marshall sounded the alarm, just three hours after she last checked on the baby when visitors left the home around 1:30am.

WIFR reports there was no sign of forced entry, and interviews with those visitors turned up no suspects, though one woman who was returning to her home in Colorado pulled off the highway in Iowa when she got a call from police and was detained for an unrelated outstanding warrant. "We have mobilized all the resources and are working with the City of Beloit, Sheriff's Department, Division of Criminal Investigations from the state, and the FBI," Beloit's police chief told the Beloit Daily News yesterday. "We are scrambling because time is of the essence. With a child only four days old we have concerns ... We are doing everything we can do to locate this child."

An undated photo released by Town of Beloit Police Department is of Kayden Powell.
An undated photo released by Town of Beloit Police Department is of Kayden Powell.   (AP Photo/Town of Beloit Police Department)
Town of Beloit Police, Rock County Sheriff's Office and FBI agents were on the scene yesterday, in the 800 block of Homeland Court to investigate a report of a missing baby.
Town of Beloit Police, Rock County Sheriff's Office and FBI agents were on the scene yesterday, in the 800 block of Homeland Court to investigate a report of a missing baby.   (AP Photo/ Beloit Daily New, Shaun Zinck)
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