undated photo released by Town of Beloit Police Department
is of Kayden Powell. The FBI and state law enforcement
agencies are helping local authorities in a search for the
5-day-old baby in Rock County, Wis. Authorities say the
newborn's mother called 911 after waking about 4:30 a.m.
Thursday to find Kayden missing from his bassinette in a
room where she was sleeping at a home in the Town of Beloit.
TOWN OF BELOIT
— Federal investigators have joined the search for a 5-day-old
infant who disappeared from a bassinette at a home in southern
18-year-old mother called 911 after waking about 4:30 a.m.
Thursday to find that her son, Kayden Powell, was missing from his
bassinette in a room where she was sleeping at a home in the Town
of Beloit, authorities said.
Thursday night that about 40 officers from federal, state and
local law enforcement agencies were working on the case, but no
suspects have been identified and no have been arrests made.
mother, Brianna Marshall, and the infant's 23-year-old father,
Bruce Powell, were staying at the house, Town of Beloit Police
Chief Steven Kopp said. Investigators were questioning people who
were at the house Wednesday night, Kopp told The Janesville
of Beloit Police, Rock County Sheriff's Office and FBI
agents were all on the scene Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in the
800 block of Homeland Court to investigate a report of a
missing baby, 5-day-old baby Kayden Powell. The parents of
Kayden spoke with Town of Beloit police, but no suspects
have been arrested. The baby's mother, Brianna Marshall,
reported the baby missing at about 4:30 a.m. Thursday.
Police said the
infant's mother and father continue to be cooperative.
A woman who had
been at the house but left around 1:30 a.m. Thursday — the last
time people at the residence saw the baby — was questioned but
is not a person of interest in the case, the police chief said.
Kopp told the
Beloit Daily News that the woman was visiting the home Wednesday
evening but left early Thursday for Colorado where she lives.
Police were able to reach the woman on her cellphone, and she
pulled off the highway in Iowa. Authorities took the woman into
custody on an unrelated outstanding warrant from Texas.
The incident is
not believed to be a custody dispute, Kopp said. An Amber Alert
was not issued because the disappearance doesn't meet the
criteria, he said. The FBI and Wisconsin Department of Justice are
assisting with the investigation.
Police were still
at the house Thursday evening. Authorities kept media away from
the small A-frame home.
The Town of
Beloit, home to about 7,700 people, is about 50 miles south of
Madison near the Illinois border.