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Baby Abduction Search Turns to Iowa
WEST BRANCH, IA (CBS 2/WISC-TV) -- Authorities in eastern Iowa have arrested a woman considered to be a person of interest in a Wisconsin abduction case.
Beloit Police Chief Steve Kopp told WISC-TV 18-year-old Brianna Marshall woke up at a home on the 800 block of Homeland Court about 4:30 a.m. Thursday to find her child missing from his bassinet. Marshall immediately called police.
Marshall, a School District of Beloit student, does not live at the home where her son went missing, police told News 3.
Kayden is African American, 20 inches long, weighs 6 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes.
On Thursday morning, police did not have a suspect or a vehicle description in the case. Because there is no suspect or vehicle description, police cannot issue an Amber Alert.
Police said there was no forced entry to the home and the parents are being cooperative. The home is being processed for physical evidence. Kayden's father is 23-year-old Bruce Powell, Kopp said.
Police have made contact with six people who were at the home the night before.
No arrests have been made in connection with the missing newborn, but Kopp said a person police wanted to talk to was arrested on a warrant unrelated to Kayden's abduction. Kristin Smith, of West Branch, Iowa, was taken into custody. Smith is Brianna Marshall's half sister, police said.
There is no sign of forced entry to the home, police told WISC-TV.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Wisconsin Department of Justice - Department of Criminal Investigation, city of Beloit police and the Rock County Sheriff's Office are also involved in the search.
Police asked anyone with information on the incident to contact the department at 608-757-2244, or the Greater Beloit Crimestoppers at 608-362-7463.