Leila Cavett and Kamdyn

Leila Cavett: FBI joins investigation as mom of abandoned toddler remains missing over a week

The FBI has joined in on the investigation of missing Georgia mother Leila Cavett, who mysteriously vanished July 26, leaving her family desperate for answers.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, police are continuing the search for Cavett, 21, of Dawsonville, Georgia, who was possibly spotted on July 26 in Hollywood, Florida, close to Hollywood Boulevard and State Road 7. Around two miles away in Miramar, her son, 2-year-old Kamdyn Cavett Arnold, was found wandering alone in a t-shirt and a diaper.

A passerby discovered Kamdyn outside and alone at an apartment complex on July 26, off of 1860 block of SW 68th Avenue, and contacted the police.

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Police discovered Cavett’s white truck, a late ’90s Chevrolet 3500, in Hollywood at a Walmart parking lot off of 441 and Hollywood Blvd. Investigators said Cavett may be in danger.

While Kamdyn is currently in foster care, his mother has not been seen or heard from, according to family. Cavett’s sister, Gina Lewis, said that the family is trying to get custody of Kamdyn amid the search for his mother, but the process has not been easy.

They are only allowing Zoom calls,” Lewis said, according to the Miami Herald. “But I think he’ll be excited to see everybody.”

The family’s attorney, Javaron D. Buckley Sr., told the outlet that family will likely have a long process to go through before getting custody of the boy.

“It will be a while before anybody can get custody of Kamdyn because there are multiple states involved: Florida, Georgia, and Alabama,” Buckley said.

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Meanwhile, Cavett’s father, Curtis Cavett, of Ohio, said he thinks someone knows something and found her departure extremely concerning. Curtis Cavett told Local 10 News that investigators said Cavett may have “left her home in Georgia abruptly” in the middle of the night.

“Leila actually picked up in the middle of the night and just left which sounded strange,” Curtis Cavett said. “Every day I have to pick myself up and try to move along to try and figure out to keep myself together for my daughter and my grandson.”

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.

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]