Toddler Found Roaming Street Alone Is Son Of Missing 21-Year-Old Leila Cavett

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Toddler Found Roaming Street Alone Is Son Of Missing 21-Year-Old Leila Cavett

A toddler found alone, with no shoes in a parking lot was turned over to police. Family reached out identifying the child but there is no sign of his mother, who remains missing.

21-year-old Leila Cavett was last seen in Hollywood, Florida and police believe that she's in danger and are concerned for her safety and well-being.

Cavett was last seen driving a white Chevy 3500 (mid-to-late 90s model), with a maroon or red tailgate and a “Baby on Board” sign on the passenger window. Leila Cavett is approximately 5’4, weighing about 120 lbs. She has a tattoo that says “Kamdyn” on her right arm and a Jesus fish on her right wrist.

On March 26, 2020, a young boy was found wandering alone in a Miramar neighborhood. Believed to be around 2 or three years old, he was wearing a t-shirt and diaper, but no shoes.

“When I got out of the car, I heard the baby crying, so I walked over, and I realized that he was by himself,” Ebony Williams said to WSVN. “I asked him, ‘Where’s your mommy?’ And he pointed kind of like everywhere.”

Williams picked up the young boy and proceeded to walk around the area in search of his guardian. Eventually, she called the police. The child was placed in the custody of the Department of Children and Families.

Local police went door-to-door canvassing the area, knocking on doors, speaking with neighbors, and even to those who drove through the area. Nobody recognized the child.

Police were later able to confirm that the toddler is Kamdyn Cavett Arnold, the son of Leila Cavett. Cavett’s sister, Gina Lewis, told 7News “That is my nephew, 100%,” during a FaceTime interview. Relieved that Kamdyn was in good health, she is now concerned for her sister who had been living in Georgia and had no ties to Florida. “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. The family learned about the incident through social media.

“It would mean everything to find her and know that she’s safe because this is just out of character,” Lewis continued. “She would not leave Kamdyn in those conditions.”

Family members told CBS Miami they've tried contacting Cavett on her cell phone but after several rings, no one picks up. The last time she was heard from was on July 26. The search for Cavett has now expanded into neighboring states.

Anyone with information should contact the Miramar Police Department at 954-602-4000 or call 911.

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