As the search continues for missing Georgia mother, Leila Cavett, her three sisters are hoping their pleas will somehow reach her.
Leila Cavett’s three sisters drove from Birmingham, Alabama, to Miramar, Florida, overnight Monday to meet with detectives after their 2-year-old nephew, Kamdyn Cavett Arnold, was found wandering alone in Mirimar on Sunday, at an apartment complex off of 1860 block of SW 68th Avenue.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, witness Ebony Williams said she spotted the little boy crying and wearing only a diaper and a T-shirt.
“I asked him ‘Where’s your mommy?’ and he just kind of pointed kind of everywhere,” Williams said during a press conference Monday. adding that Kamdyn wasn’t able to effectively communicate; it was “baby talk.”
“I reached out my hand for him, and he grabbed a couple of my fingers and we just started walking around the complex hoping that I would find somebody looking for him or calling his name.”
Williams, who said the toddler was pleasant and friendly, contacted the police after she spent time in the area looking for Kamdyn’s mother or caregiver without luck. He’s now in foster care but Cavett’s sisters still haven’t heard from her and are worried about her safety.
“Please just reach out to any one of us,” sister Gina Lewis said. “If you don’t want to reach out to us, please reach out to one of your friends. Everyone is so concerned. We just want you home.”
“We just want you home.”
Miramar Police said yesterday they were worried about Cavett’s safety. Her family is trying to stay positive but told us it’s very out of character for Leila Cavett to be without her 2-year-old son, Kamdyn. @CBSMiami pic.twitter.com/VJaAMHBExd
— Brooke Shafer (@BrookeShaferTV) July 28, 2020
Lewis told CBS Miami that Cavett, who lives in Dawsonville, Georgia, has never mentioned knowing anyone in the state of Florida and never mentioned any planned trips to the state.
“We don’t know of her having any friends or any family out here to be out here in the first place,” Lewis said. “We’re not really sure what’s going on.”
Family members have called Cavett’s cellphone numerous times but it rings and rings until her voicemail picks up. Cavett’s grandmother, the last person in the family to have contact with her, reportedly received a “thumb’s up” from her via Facebook messenger on July 26.
The family told CBS Miami that Cavett is a single mother and has no relationship with the child’s father.
Cavett stands 5-feet-4-inches tall and weighs around 120 pounds. She has a tattoo on her inner right arm that reads, “Kamdyn,” in cursive and a small tattoo of a “Jesus fish” on her right wrist.
Cavett was last seen driving a white Chevy 3500 truck with a maroon or red tailgate, and a “Baby on Board” sign on the passenger window.
Anyone with information should contact the Miramar Police Department at 954-602-4000 or call 911.
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[Feature Photo: Leila Cavett and Kamdyn/Facebook; Police Handout]