Police Search For Missing Mom Of Toddler Found Wandering Florida Parking Lot Alone
Leila Cavett had no reason to travel to the state, her sister says.
Police are searching for the missing mother of a 2-year-old boy found wandering barefoot and alone around a parking lot in Miramar, Florida.
“He kind of just pointed, kind of like everywhere... And I reached out my hand, and he grabbed my hand and I just walked around the complex hoping that I would find somebody looking for him.”
On the morning of July 26, Ebony Williams said she spotted the child, who was dressed only in a T-shirt and soiled diaper, and tried to ask if he knew where his mother was, Miami’s WPLG reported.
“He kind of just pointed, kind of like everywhere,” Williams said. “And I reached out my hand, and he grabbed my hand and I just walked around the complex hoping that I would find somebody looking for him.”
When that didn’t happen, Williams and another concerned mother called 911. Officers from the Miramar Police Department spent hours canvassing the area, questioning both neighbors and drivers in an effort to determine the child’s identity.
Two days later, family in Alabama came forward to police when they saw photos of the little boy that had gone viral on social media.
Relatives said the toddler, named Kamdyn, and his 21-year-old mother, Leila Cavett, have no known connection to Florida and they are baffled why the pair ended up in the state. Cavett reportedly had been living in northern Georgia before she appeared to head south and vanish.
“We’re in the middle of a pandemic, so it's not like they were taking a vacation out of the blue with the baby. There’s no way,” Gina Lewis, the missing mother’s sister, told WPLG.
Law enforcement said they are “gravely concerned” for Cavett’s “safety and well-being.”
“We know that Kamdyn's okay, but we definitely want to make sure that Leila’s okay,” Lewis told Atlanta’s WXIA-TV.
Cavett was last spotted in Hollywood, Florida. She drives a white mid-to-late ‘90s model Chevy Silverado 3500 with a maroon or red tailgate and a “Baby on Board” sign hanging in the passenger-side window.
Anyone who has seen Leila Cavett or has information on her whereabouts is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.
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