It’s been nearly three weeks since a little boy was found wandering alone in Miramar, and there is still no trace of his mother, Leila Cavett.
On Thursday, the FBI shared new photos of the 21-year-old and released a detailed timeline of where she was in the days leading up to her disappearance.
Cavett was seen at a Vero Beach Cracker Barrel on July 24, with Kamdyn by her side. She is then seen at a RaceTrac gas station in Hollywood around 3 p.m. July 25, entering and exiting a Lexus sedan.
Another picture shows Cavett wearing a floral dress and a mask, carrying her son into RaceTrac at about 10:30 p.m. July 25.
The next day, her son Kamdyn was found in the 1800 block of Southwest 68th Avenue, in the area of the Willowbrook Apartments.
“The FBI is asking for the public’s assistance in the mysterious disappearance of Leila Cavett,” Director George Piro, special agent in charge of the FBI Miami field office, said at a news conference. “Leila’s separation from her son is completely out of character. Her family and others in her community are very concerned about her safety and well-being.”
On Sunday, July 26, Ebony Williams, who was on her way back from getting vanilla coffee creamer, spotted the little boy in the 1800 block of Southwest 68th Avenue, in the area of the Willowbrook Apartments.
Williams walked around the complex looking for his family, but couldn’t find anyone who knew him. So she called Miramar police.
The next day, Miramar police held a news conference and released a picture of the curly-haired boy to try to identify him.
By that night, Miramar police confirmed that detectives were looking into a tip that the boy was the son of Cavett, who according to her Facebook page lives in Atlanta.
Cavett’s family from Jasper, Alabama, drove down to South Florida after seeing Kamdyn’s picture shared widely on the internet.
The boy is in the care of Broward Sheriff’s Office Child Protective Investigations Section. Just last week, Cavett’s family was granted Zoom visitation with the boy, who is with a foster family.
Hollywood police took over the case when detectives learned that Cavett was possibly seen near the area of Hollywood Boulevard and U.S. 441. Her truck was found in a Walmart parking lot.
A week later, the FBI became involved.
Piro said Cavett, who is about 5 feet, 4 inches tall, weighs about 120 pounds and has Kamdyn’s name tattooed on her right inner arm and a Jesus fish tattooed on her right wrist, spent time in and around Hollywood, Miramar and Fort Lauderdale Beach before her disappearance.
“Leila’s vehicle was found unattended on July 28 in Hollywood,” Piro said. “We are investigating every possibility as to why Leila went missing. Oftentimes, members of the community have information of value, but do not come forward with the information because of a belief it might not be important.
“Regardless of how insignificant your information might be, or whether you think we are already aware of it, I urge you to come forward even anonymously and allow the FBI to make that determination.”
Anyone with information is asked to call FBI Miami 1-800-CALLFBI or to go fbi.gov/tips.