What to Know
- The search for Leila Cavett began last month when her young son was found wandering in Miramar
- The 21-year-old mother had been living in Georgia, and it's unknown why she came to Florida
- The FBI is investigating her disappearance along with local law enforcement
The FBI is asking for the public's help in the search for a missing mother from Georgia whose son was found wandering in South Florida.
At a news conference Thursday, FBI Miami Special Agent in Charge George L. Piro said agents are searching for clues in the "mysterious disappearance" of Leila Cavett.
"Leila's separation from her son is completely out of character," Piro told reporters. "Her disappearance is very mysterious."
The search for the 21-year-old Cavett began on July 26, when her 2-year-old son Kamdyn was found wandering alone barefoot in the parking lot of a Miramar apartment complex.
FBI officials said Cavett, who had previously been living in Georgia, came down to Florida on July 24th, with a photo showing her at a Cracker Barrel in Vero Beach near Interstate 95 that day.
The next day, July 25th, she was seen in the Fort Lauderdale Beach and Las Olas areas during the day and at a RaceTrac gas station in Hollywood that night.
Cavett was last seen near a Walmart parking lot near U.S. 441 and Hollywood Boulevard the night before her son was found. Her vehicle was found unattended in Hollywood on July 28.
Piro said investigators are trying to find anyone Cavett may have come in contact with.
"We believe some people who are familiar with the circumstances surrounding Leila's disappearance remain in our community while some have left the area," Piro said.
The FBI is working with local law enforcement on the case and is asking anyone with information to come forward.
Anyone with information is asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.