Police are concerned a missing Florida mom may be in danger after finding her truck, just days after her 2-year-old son was found wandering alone in a parking lot.
Hollywood Police confirmed Wednesday that Leila Cavett’s truck had been found in Hollywood, Florida but there is still no sign of the missing 21-year-old.
“Miramar Police received information that Leila Cavett had recently traveled to Florida from Alabama, and her last known location was possibly in the area of Hollywood Boulevard and US 441,” Hollywood Police said in a statement, according to local station WPLG.
It's not clear when Cavett was last spotted or whether it was before or after her son was found Sunday morning in Miramar wandering alone in a soiled diaper and T-shirt in the parking lot of an apartment complex.
Her son, who family has identified as 2-year-old Kamdyn, is currently in foster care as the search for the missing mom continues.
Tania Rues, public information officer for the Miramar Police Department, told Oxygen.com that the Hollywood Police Department was now taking the lead on the investigation after the “recent developments in the case.”
Hollywood Police have said Cavett’s truck, described as a mid- to late-1990s Chevy pickup truck, was found within their jurisdiction, but did not provide any further details about the discovery.
Cavett’s family—who traveled to South Florida this week after she disappeared—are now trying to determine why the 21-year-old would have been in Florida.
“That’s the main question that we’re trying to figure out now. We don’t know of her having any friends or family out here,” her sister Gina Lewis told the local station.
Lewis told WTVJ that Cavett had been living in Georgia at the time she disappeared. Her family lives in Alabama.
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, who traveled to Florida from Nashville, Tennessee, told WFOR-TV.
Cavett’s grandmother was the last person to have contact with her in a Facebook message on Sunday, her family has said.
Oxygen.com reached out to the Hollywood Police Department to learn more about the latest developments in the case but did not immediately receive a response.
Cavett’s family is hoping the 21-year-old will be found safe and unharmed.
“Everyone is concerned,” Lewis said. “We just want you home.”
Anyone with information about the missing persons case is urged to contact authorities.
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