Woman, 31, wears fake pregnancy belly before kidnapping her sister’s newborn babyBy Mason White 6:26 AM February 9, 2014
|Baby in bag illustration|
By: Anika Rao
(Scroll down for video) Brianna Marshall and Bruce Powell were happy parents of a newborn baby boy named Kayden Powell.
Just 6 days after his birth, the baby was kidnapped from his home in Beloit, Wisconsin.
Now, the baby’s aunt was arrested for the crime.
Kristen Smith, 31, of Denver, Colorado, was living with her half sister Brianna Marshall, when she decided to take the baby and flee their home.
Smith has been charged with kidnapping after police found a prosthetic pregnant belly and baby clothes in her car.
Smith admitted to taking the baby, but said that she abandoned the baby after her sister reported him missing.
Smith gave police the location where she left the baby.
Baby Kayden was found about 29 hours after he was kidnapped.
He was found wrapped in blankets inside a tote bag near a gas station in Iowa, at 10:15 a.m. on Friday.
Thankfully, he was alive and in good health.
When police searched Smith’s cell phone records and Facebook account, they found messages claiming that she had given birth on Wednesday.
The baby and his parents were reunited.
Smith was arrested and charged with kidnapping.