Authorities in southern Wisconsin are frantically searching for a missing baby after the mother told police that she woke and found him missing from his bassinet, authorities said. The missing baby was only 6-days-old at the time of the disapperance. The baby’s mother called 911 after waking up at around 4:30 a.m. to find her son was missing from the room where she was sleeping at a home in the Town of Beloit, per authorities.
The FBI joined local and state police in investigating Thursday’s disappearance of Kayden J. Powell, according to Steven Kopp, police chief in the town of Beloit, a small community of just about 7,700 people.
Kayden’s mother, Brianna Marshall, 18, has been questioned in the disappearance of the missing baby as well as the infant’s father, Bruce Powell, 23, and two relatives, Kopp said. They were all at the house at the time of the disappearance, but are not considered to be suspects, Kopp said.
Other family members and friends are also being interviewed, Kopp said.
A woman who had been at the house but left around 1:30 a.m. Thursday morning – the last time people at the residence saw the baby – was initially questioned but is no longer a person of interest, the police chief said.
“Based on interviews so far, we are not pointed in any particular direction so it is a bit of a frustration,” Kopp said. The baby’s parents did not live in the house but were staying there temporarily, he said.
An Amber Alert was not issued because police have no description of either a vehicle or even a suspect, Kopp said. The missing baby is described as African American, with brown hair and brown eyes, and weighs 6 pounds. Authorities have been working to keep media away from the small home.
The Town of Beloit is approximately 50 miles south of Madison near the Illinois border.