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Briana Marshall’s worst fear came true when her 6-day-old son Kayden was kidnapped from her house this past week.

Fortunately, baby Kayden was found alive and healthy inside a tote bag near a gas station, but it was discovered that his kidnapper was a family member.

Kayden’s aunt, Kristen Smith, was arrested yesterday for kidnapping her own nephew during those few painful days, and police say that she could have done it to add to a pregnancy she was faking.

According to ABC Chicago, Smith was arrested and is now in custody, but a bunch of prosthetic pregnancy belly and baby clothes were found in the back of her car by authorities.

The site reports:

FBI acting special agent G.B. Jones said at a news conference the West Branch police chief heard the newborn crying and discovered the child swaddled in blankets in a tote bag outside a gas station. Authorities say the child appears to be in good condition. Authorities said the outcome of the case was extremely positive despite the bitter cold.

The baby’s aunt was visiting the home Wednesday evening but said she left early Thursday for Colorado where she lives. Police were able to reach the woman on her cellphone, and she pulled off the highway in Iowa. Authorities took Kristin Smith into custody on an unrelated outstanding warrant from Texas at a convenience store along I-80. Police say they found baby clothes in the aunt’s car but not the baby. FBI agents then went to Iowa to question Smith.

We’re glad baby Kayden has been found safe after a rough week. Our prayers are still with the family as they make sure his health is being monitored.