MIRAMAR (CBSMiami) – The Hollywood Police department is taking over the case of missing mother, Leila Cavett, whose toddler was found wandering all alone in Miramar over the weekend.
Police said the 21-year-old Cavett was last seen in Hollywood and they believe she is in danger and are concerned for her safety.
Cavett, police said, was last seen driving mid-to-late 90s white Chevy Silverado 3500, which has a red tailgate and a “Baby on Board” sign on the passenger window.
Hollywood PD confirmed Wednesday evening that Miramar PD found the vehicle in Hollywood’s jurisdiction.
Cavett’s 2-year-old son Kamdyn, who is currently in foster care, was found wandering alone in the parking lot of an apartment complex near Pembroke Road and SW 68th Avenue in Miramar.
“I think she been snatched up off the streets. She would have never left her baby, never,” said Carol Ferdinand, Cavett’s grandmother, who traveled from Nashville, Tennessee. “She’s my granddaughter, I know her, should we never have left Kamdyn, that’s not her character.”
Cavett’s sister traveled from Jasper, Alabama to South Florida on Tuesday to try and see Kamdyn and learn more about what happened to Cavett.
“I just want to know my sister is OK,” said Gina Lewis, Cavett’s sister, on Tuesday.
Lewis also said Cavett lives in Dawsonville, Georgia and her family is unsure why Cavett would be in South Florida.
“We don’t know of her having any friends or any family out here to be out here in the first place,” Lewis said. “We’re not really sure what’s going on.”
Lewis added it is out of character for her sister to be without her son.
Family members told CBS4 they have attempted to contact Cavett on her cell phone, but after several rings, no one picks up. The woman’s grandmother was the final person to have any communication with her through a Facebook message on July 26, according to family members. They said Cavett had no plans to come to Florida.
Cavett’s family said they are remaining positive as the search for her continues. Police have not confirmed if they believe foul play is involved.
The family told CBS4 that Cavett is single and does not have a relationship with her son’s father.
“Everyone is concerned, we just want you home,” said Lewis.