Officers identify boy found wandering alone in Miramar, now searching for his missing mother

Police concerned missing mother of toddler found wandering in Miramar could be in danger
Police concerned missing mother of toddler found wandering in Miramar could be in danger

MIRAMAR, Fla. – The Miramar Police Department have identified the young boy found wandering in the parking lot of an apartment complex Sunday morning.

Detectives said late Monday they are actively searching for the boy’s mother, 21-year-old Leila Cavett, who is missing. Her son’s name is Kamdyn.

When images of young Kamdyn went viral, they eventually found their way to family members.

“Someone sent it to my sister and they sent it to me and I said 100 percent that’s Kamdyn, but the question is why are they in Florida,” said Gina Lewis, Leila Cavett’s sister.

That’s because they apparently live in Jasper, Alabama, about a 12 hours drive from South Florida, where the family says it has no connections.

“Were in the middle of a pandemic,” Lewis said. “So it’s not like they were taking a vacation out of the blue with the baby. There’s no way.”

Ebony Williams said she found Kamdyn walking barefoot in the parking lot on Sunday morning in Miramar. He was wearing a soiled diaper and a T-shirt.

“I asked him, you know, ‘Where is your mommy?' And he kind of just pointed, kind of like everywhere. And I reached out my hand, and he grabbed my hand and I just walked around the complex hoping that I would find somebody looking for him,” Williams said.

Lori Rodriguez said after Williams approached her she volunteered to change his diaper and take care of him. Unable to find his parents, the two mothers decided to call 911.

The boy isn’t old enough to give police officers his name or age. Officers gave him toys and played with him. They turned him over to the Florida Department of Children and Families on Sunday.

“All of my friends, we are all still waiting for the Amber Alert to say that somebody was looking for this baby,” Williams said, adding “it’s heartbreaking because nobody is looking.”

Police say they are concerned for the safety of Cavett, who was last seen driving a mid-to-late 90s white Chevy 3500, with a maroon or red tailgate and a ‘baby on board’ sign on the passenger window.

“Even if you see someone you think is her that fits the description, please let the police know,” Lewis said.

Officers are asking anyone with information to call the Miramar Police Department at 954-602-4000 or Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.


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