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FBI asks for public's help in locating missing mom of found toddler

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Posted at 8:24 PM, Aug 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-13 20:24:26-04

MIAMI, Fla. (WTXL) — The FBI held a special press conference Thursday afternoon asking for the public's help in locating Leila Cavett, the 21-year-old missing mom whose toddler appeared barefoot and alone in a Miramar parking lot last month. Police found her truck, but not her.

“Leila’s separation from her son is completely out of character,” FBI Miami Special Agent in Charge George Piro said. “Her family and others in our community are very concerned about her safety and well-being.”

Cavett had been living in Georgia. A few days before she vanished, Cavett had listed some belongings for sale on Facebook Marketplace, likely to raise some gas money to drive to South Florida, her sister said on the Dr. Phil Show.

Cavett is originally from Jasper, Ala., and lives in Atlanta, according to her Facebook page.

She was last seen driving a mid-to-late ’90s white Chevy 3500 truck with a maroon or red tailgate and a “baby on board” sign on the passenger window.

According to her family, she’s about 5 feet 3 inches tall with a very slim frame and shoulder-length hair that she often wears up in a bun.

She has a Jesus fish tattoo on her right wrist and another tattoo that says Kamdyn on her right arm, they said.

The FBI released screen grabs from surveillance footage that showed Cavett walking with Kamdyn in a Vero Beach Cracker Barrel on July 24 and a RaceTrac in Hollywood on July 25, the day before Kamdyn was found wandering alone, Piro said.

Cavett spent time in Hollywood, Miramar and Fort Lauderdale Beach before she vanished, Piro said. Her truck was found abandoned in Hollywood on July 28.