Miramar police find missing mom’s truck in Hollywood

2-year-old toddler found wandering Sunday in Miramar

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – Miramar police have turned the case of the missing mother whose toddler was found alone outside of an apartment complex Sunday over to Hollywood police.

The announcement came on Wednesday afternoon when the 21-year-old mother’s truck was located by Miramar police in Hollywood.

A statement from Hollywood police said: “Miramar Police received information that Leila Cavett had recently traveled to Florida from Alabama, and that her last known location was possibly in the area of Hollywood Boulevard and US 441. Additionally, Miramar Police located Ms. Cavett’s vehicle in Hollywood’s jurisdiction.”

They did not confirm when she was seen in the area or who saw her.

Cavett’s grandmother, Carol Ferdinand and her family arrived outside the Hollywood Police Department on Wednesday from Tennessee to assist in the search.

“She would’ve never left her baby, never,” said Ferdinand. “That’s my granddaughter, I know her.”

The car, a mid to late 1990s white Chevy pick-up truck, was the last vehicle the family said Cavett was driving. It had a Baby on Board tag in the passenger side window.

On Sunday, Cavett’s son — identified by family as two-year-old Kamdyn Cavett Arnold — was found wandering alone in the parking lot of the Edge Apartments, 1860 SW 68th Ave. in Miramar, near the Florida Turnpike.


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