Leila Cavett and Kamdyn

Leila Cavett: Law firm volunteers ramp up search for missing mother of abandoned tot, lawyer says she was seen with a male in FL [Reports]

Volunteers for a Chicago-based law firm are in Hollywood, Florida, passing out flyers in hopes of finding missing Georgia mother, Leila Cavett.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, Cavett, 21, of Dawsonville, Georgia, hasn’t been heard from since July 26, after she possibly drove to Florida with her son.

During the morning hours of July 26, a passerby discovered Cavett’s son, 2-year-old Kamdyn Cavett Arnold, wandering alone in a t-shirt and a diaper outside of an apartment complex off of SW 68th Avenue in Miramar. After searching the area for the toddler’s caretakers without luck, the passerby contacted the police.

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Police later discovered Cavett’s white truck, a late ’90s Chevrolet 3500, in Hollywood, Florida, at a Walmart parking lot off of 441 and Hollywood Blvd. Investigators said Cavett was nowhere to be found and could be in danger.

Kamdyn is currently in foster care while the search continues. Cavett’s sister, Gina Lewis, said that the family is trying to get custody of Kamdyn but the process has not been easy.

Meanwhile, Dominique Cole with Buckley Law Group in Chicago, who represents Cavett’s family, is hopeful that law enforcement can bring the missing mother home. The lawyer previously said that Cavett may have been in the Fort Lauderdale area.

“Police have stated she was possibly in the Fort Lauderdale beach area before her disappearance in the company of a Black male,” the attorney said, according to ABC 7.

No other description of the male has been given.

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Cavett’s father, Curtis Cavett, of Ohio, 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. The FBI is currently assisting in the investigation.

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[Feature Photo: Leila Cavett and Kamdyn/Facebook; Police Handout]