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FBI Joins Search For Missing Mother Whose Toddler Son Was Found Wandering Alone

Authorities found Leila Cavett's car last week in Florida — but still no sign of the missing Georgia mom.

By Connor Mannion
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It's been 10 days since a toddler was found wandering around a Florida parking lot with no sign of his mother — and now federal officials are joining the search for vanished mother Leila Cavett.

Cavett, 21, was living in Georgia at the time of her disappearance, and her family in Alabama have said they don't know why she traveled to south Florida before she vanished — leaving her 2-year-old son, Kamdyn, wandering alone in a Miramar parking lot with only a T-shirt and a soiled diaper

There was another development in the case last week after Hollywood police discovered Cavett's truck in their jurisdiction. A spokesperson for the Miramar Police Department told Oxygen.com previously that the Hollywood Police Department was taking over the case following the development.

Now the FBI is assisting the investigation.

"The FBI is providing assistance to local law enforcement," public affairs specialist Jim Marshall told ABC News on Wednesday.

The agency did not immediately respond to Oxygen.com's request for comment.

It is still unclear what could have happened to Cavett — but her family fears the worst. 

Cavett’s grandmother Carol Ferdinand is worried that her granddaughter may have been the victim of foul play.

“I think she has been snatched up off the streets. She would have never left her baby, never,” Ferdinand previously told WFOR-TV.

“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.

Cavett's family is currently in Florida seeking to gain custody of Kamdyn, who was placed in the Florida foster care system after he was found by police, according to ABC News.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to contact the Hollywood Police Department.