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Georgia Mom May Have Met Man She Spoke With Online Before Disappearing, Family Claims
"We’re not gonna stop until we get some answers or justice," Curtis Cavett said of the search for his daughter Leila.
The father of a Georgia woman who disappeared after an unexplained trip to Florida believes she may have been attempting to meet someone from online dating.
Leila Cavett, 21, has been missing for nearly two weeks since her young son, Kamdyn, was found wandering around a Miramar parking lot wearing nothing but a T-shirt and soiled diaper. Police in Hollywood said a few days later that they found her abandoned truck but no sign of the woman.
Her father, Curtis Cavett, believes his daughter may have been attempting to meet up with someone she met on an online dating website prior to her disappearance, he told local outlet NBC Miami.
“It’s on her Facebook. I have to meet with detectives tomorrow so we can see if we can go into her messages on her Facebook," Curtis said Monday, explaining that searching Leila's social media led him to the conclusion she was attempting to meet someone.
"I want to let her know, 'listen, I love you. I’m here on the ground, me and my team is here searching for you,'" Curtis told NBC Miami. "We’re not gonna stop until we get some answers or justice. We want people to be vigilant of their surroundings.”
Leila was living in Georgia at the time of her disappearance. Her family said they did not know why Leila traveled to Florida and that she didn't mention anything about traveling down there prior to her disappearance.
Her family has since traveled to Florida to aid in the search and to seek custody of Kamdyn, who has been placed in state foster care after he was found alone.
“Every day that goes passes she could be in more and more danger and we just don’t even know it. We have no answers. We cannot get a hold of her in the slightest,” Leila’s sister Tyuania Cavett told CBSMiami.
The investigation is currently being led by the Hollywood Police Department, though the FBI recently confirmed that federal authorities are helping investigate Leila's disappearance and her current whereabouts.
A spokesperson for the Miramar Police Department previously told Oxygen.com that the Hollywood Police Department was taking over the investigation following "recent developments in the case."
"The FBI is providing assistance to local law enforcement," a spokesperson for the FBI's Miami office told Oxygen.com.
Anyone with information in the case is asked to contact the Hollywood Police Department.