By John Dodge
(CBS) — A Denver woman who allegedly was faking her pregnancy was charged Friday with kidnapping in the disappearance of an newborn baby from Wisconsin.
Investigators found the 6-day-old infant, who disappeared from a home in southern Wisconsin — alive — along an interstate in Iowa.
Kayden Powell was found around 10:15 a.m. Friday near a gas station on Interstate 80 near West Branch. He was found in a tote bag, wrapped in blankets.
The newborn was outside for about 29 hours, officials said Friday. The temperature when the baby was found was five degrees.
Kristin Smith, 31, of Denver was charged with kidnapping in the case. She was arrested on unrelated charges on Thursday in Iowa.
The complaint alleges that on Thursday, Smith took the infant from a home in Wisconsin and transported the child across state lines to Iowa. Smith is currently being held at the Cedar County Jail in Tipton, Iowa.
Smith apparently took the baby because she had been faking her pregnancy. In investigators found a prosthetic pregnancy belly bump in her car.
If convicted of the federal kidnapping charge, Smith will face a maximum penalty of life in federal prison.