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Baby who vanished from Wisconsin found in Iowa, police say

08 Feb

(CNN) — A 6-day-old Wisconsin baby who vanished from a home early Thursday has been found safe at an Iowa gas station, authorities said Friday.

The U.S. attorney in Madison, Wisconsin, has filed charges of kidnapping against Kristen R. Smith, in the case of 6-day-old Kayden Powell, who was found at an Iowa gas station Friday after going missing from the child’s Wisconsin home early Thursday.

Smith took Kayden Powellt from a home in Wisconsin and transported the the infant across state lines to Iowa, the federal complaint against her claims.

An officer found Kayden Powell Friday morning. The child was swaddled in blankets inside a tote bag at a West Branch, Iowa, gas station, according to Town of Beloit, Wisconsin, police Chief Steven Kopp.

Kristen R. Smith faces kidnapping charges after baby clothes were found in her car.
Kristen R. Smith faces kidnapping charges after baby clothes were found in her car.

‘Resilient’ newborn found in frigid temps

“Despite frigid temperatures, Kayden was found alive, and appears to be dong very well,” Kopp said. “In the words of EMS officials, he is in excellent health.”

The baby was found outside the building, according to G.B. Jones, acting special agent in charge of the Milwaukee office of the FBI.

“We’re all very, very fortunate that this baby is alive,” Jones said.

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