Leila Cavett and Kamdyn

Update: Search intensifies for missing mom after tot son found wandering alone in another state

Authorities are searching for a Georgia woman, last seen in Florida, after finding her toddler son wandering alone on the streets of Miramar on Sunday.

According to 7 News Miami, police are looking for 21-year-old Leila Cavett, of Georgia. Cavett’s toddler son, identified as Kamdyn Cavett Arnold, was found by himself near the 1860 block of SW 68th Avenue in Miramar. He was wandering around while holding toys in both hands.

Witness Ebony Williams said she spotted the little boy crying and wearing only a diaper and a T-shirt.

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“I heard the baby crying, so I walked over, and I realized he was by himself,” Williams said. “I asked him, ‘Where’s your mommy?’ And he kind of just like pointed everywhere.”

Williams contacted the police and responding officers spent over an hour in the area looking for Kamdyn’s mother or caregiver without luck. He’s now in foster care but Cavett’s sister, Gina Lewis, told 7News that she’s worried since Cavett has zero ties to Florida and never mentioned anything about taking a trip there.

“She never mentioned to us about going anywhere. Like I was saying, we’re in the middle of a pandemic, so I don’t understand why she would just take an impromptu vacation to Florida,” Lewis said.

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Lewis also confirmed that the toddler is “100%” her nephew after Miramar Police said that they think Cavett is the boy’s mother.

“Only the worst things possible are going through my mind because I know my sister, and she might do some crazy things sometimes,” Lewis added. “I definitely worry that she’s in danger, sure.”

Lewis and her two sisters drove to Miramar from Alabama overnight to the police headquarters but ended up with more questions than answers.

Cavett’s other sister told Local 10 that she last spoke to her on July 17 via Facetime. Cavett made no mention of any travel plans to Florida.

I FaceTimed her on July 17, we were on the phone for about an hour and she was fine,” the sister said. “She didn’t have any plans to come to Florida, so we’re very confused right now.”

The search for Cavett has now expanded into neighboring states.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, Cavett was last seen driving a white Chevy 3500 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]