The FBI is asking the public for help in locating the missing mother, 21, whose two-year-old son was found in a Florida parking lot last month after traveling from Georgia
- Two-year-old Kamdyn Cavett Arnold was found roaming Florida on July 27
- He was discovered in an 1860 block off SW 68th Avenue in Miramar, police said
- As of Thursday evening, authorities have not yet found his mother, 21-year-old Leila Cavett, who was last seen with her son on July 26.
- The mother was seen entering a Florida gas station while holding Kamdyn
- Cavett’s family said they had no idea why she traveled from Georgia to Florida
- The family said they last spoke to her on July 17 during a FaceTime call
- The FBI is asking the public for help locating Cavett, who is originally from Alabama
- Kamdyn is in custody of child protection services while the FBI continues the investigation
The FBI is asking the public for help in finding the mother of a toddler who wandered around a Florida neighborhood last month after traveling there from Georgia.
Two-year-old Kamdyn Cavett Arnold was discovered on the morning of July 27 in a parking lot of an apartment complex near the 1860 block of SW 68th Avenue in Miramar.
At the time, Miramar police shared images of Kamdyn on social media in hopes of finding his parents.
As of Thursday night, authorities have yet to find his mother, 21-year-old Leila Cavett, who was last seen with her son on July 26.
The FBI is asking the public for help in finding the mother of a toddler who was wandering a Florida neighborhood last month after he and his mother traveled there from Georgia.
Two-year-old Kamdyn Cavett Arnold (pictured) was discovered on the morning of July 27 near block 1860 of SW 68th Avenue in Miramar. His mother, Leila Cavett (right), 21, is still missing
As of Thursday evening, authorities have yet to find Cavett (right), who was last seen with her son on July 26. CCTV footage shows the young mother holding Kamdyn as she walks into a Race Trac gas station (left)
CCTV footage shows the young mother holding Kamdyn as she walks into a Race Trac gas station.
At a press conference on Thursday, George Piro, the FBI’s chief agent in Miami, said: “Leila’s divorce from her son is completely out of character. Her family and others in our community are very concerned about her safety and well-being. ‘
Authorities said they had recently been tipped off that the missing woman had traveled to Florida from Georgia and that her last known location was near Hollywood Boulevard and U.S. Route 441.
Cavett was last seen in a white Chevy Silverado 3500 from the mid to late 1990s, with a red tailgate and a ‘Baby on Board’ sign on the passenger window.
Authorities found her unattended Chevy in Hollywood on July 28. Hollywood police then took over the case and launched a missing persons investigation.
Cavett’s relatives said they last spoke to her on July 17 and had no idea why she would have traveled to Florida.
The toddler is seen pushing a chair around the Miramar police station in an image of WPLG
Images of the cute toddler show how he interacts with police officers (photo)
According to her Facebook page, Cavett lives in Atlanta, Georgia, but is originally from Alabama.
I FaceTimed her on July 17th. We were on the phone for about an hour and she was fine, ”one of her sisters told reporters a few weeks ago.
“She had no plans to come to Florida, so we’re very confused right now.”
Authorities said Cavett is about 5 feet tall with shoulder-length hair. She has a fish tattoo on her right wrist and another tattoo that has Kamdyn on her right arm.
When Kamdyn was found, police shared footage of him interacting with officers at the Miramar police station and pushing around a chair.
The toddler is now in custody by the child protection services while the police continue their investigation.
Authorities urge anyone with information to call 954-602-4000.