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FBI Asks for Public’s Help in Missing Mom Case, Provides New Clues

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UPDATE:

Officials with the FBI are asking for the public’s help to find a young mother who went missing just after she and her son arrived in Broward County last month.

During a news conference on Thursday, FBI Miami Special Agent in Charge, George Piro, revealed that the agency has obtained video footage of 21-year-old Leila Cavett at a Vero Beach Cracker Barrel on July 24. She was with her 2-year-old son, Kamdyn, and they arrived in South Florida on July 25.

Additional video, taken the following day at a Racetrack gas station in Hollywood, seems to show Cavett in a vehicle that is not hers.

The woman’s Chevy truck was found late in Hollywood on July 28.

According to Piro, “Leila’s separation from her son is completely out of character, her family and others in her community are very concerned about her safety and well being. Thanks to our community, Kamydn is safe and being cared for.”

If you have any information about Cavett, contact (800) CALL-FBI. You may also submit a tip through the FBI’s website.

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ORIGINAL STORY:

The FBI gives an update on the mysterious disappearance of Leila Cavett, 21, who was last seen in South Florida about July 25 in Hollywood, Florida.

Cavett’s 2-year-old son, Kamdyn, was later found wandering alone barefoot in Miramar, prompting a search for the woman.

Authorities canvassed the area for days trying to locate the child’s mother but were unsuccessful.

Cavett is from Dawsonville, Georgia, and was last seen in Hollywood driving a white mid-to-late 90s Chevy Silverado 3500 pickup truck with a red tailgate and a “Baby on Board” sign on the passenger window, according to a report from NBC News.

Miramar police said in a tweet on July 30 that Kamdyn is currently in foster care.