Horihan saw the container at a garbage and recycling area of a gas station in Interstate 80. When he opened the lid, he was shocked to discover Kayden Powell, a missing six-day-old boy who was abducted from his home in Beloit, Wisconsin while his parents were asleep. Authorities staged a multi-state search to find him.
“You could have knocked me over with a feather,” said Horihan, who is also a former state trooper. “The temperatures were 12 below zero last night, and the chances of finding a baby alive in that environment I didn’t expect to be very high.”
Police have arrested and charged Kristin Rose Smith, 31, of Denver, with kidnapping. She is Powell’s aunt.
Powell has been reunited with his family.