Authorities continue their search for a missing Georgia mother who hasn’t been seen for days. Her toddler son was found wandering alone on Sunday in Florida, hundreds of miles from home.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, police are looking for missing mom, Leila Cavett, 21. Cavett’s toddler son, identified as Kamdyn Cavett Arnold, was found outside and alone at an apartment complex off of 1860 block of SW 68th Avenue in Miramar.
Witness Ebony Williams said she spotted the little boy crying and wearing only a diaper and a T-shirt.
“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 after knocking on doors and asking people if they knew where to find the boy’s mother or caregiver. Police later located the child’s family members in Alabama. He’s now in foster care, but Cavett remains missing.
11 Alive News reports that Mirimar police said Cavett, originally from Alabama, left north Georgia at some point and headed toward Florida. Cavett’s sisters, however, said they haven’t heard of any ties Cavett may have had to Florida. They also said Cavett never mentioned any plans to go there.
“It’s not out of character for her to go places, but it’s definitely out of character for her to be in Florida,” Cavett’s sister, Gina Lewis, told NBC 6. “We’re in Alabama, she lives in Georgia. If it’s not those two states, we don’t understand why she would be here, for sure.”
On Wednesday, Miramar police announced via Twitter that “due to recent developments,” the Hollywood Police Department in Florida has now taken over as the lead agency for the case.
Due to recent developments into the investigation of Leila Cavett’s disappearance, @HollywoodFLPD will be the lead agency continuing the search for her. #MiramarPD will provide assistance, if needed. Media requests/inquiries should be directed to Hollywood PD. #FindLeila #Missing pic.twitter.com/6FB5U3W3ub
— Miramar Police (@MiramarPD) July 29, 2020
CBS Miami reports that authorities said Cavett was last in Hollywood and they feel she’s in danger.
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. On Wednesday evening, Hollywood police said that her vehicle was found in its jurisdiction but Cavett was not in the vehicle.
Anyone with information should contact the Hollywood Police Department in Florida or call 911.
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[Feature Photo: Leila Cavett and Kamdyn/Facebook; Police Handout]