MIRAMAR, FLA. (WSVN) - Police are searching for a woman who, they said, may be the mother of a toddler who was found wandering alone in a Miramar residential neighborhood, Sunday morning.
Miramar Police are looking for information on 21-year-old Leila Cavett.
Police said they are concerned for her safety and well-being.
Investigators said Cavett was last seen driving a white, mid to late ’90s Chevy 3500 with a maroon or red tailgate and a “Baby on Board” sign on the passenger window.
Cellphone video captured the toddler following a Miramar Police officer as he held onto a toy in each hand.
Ebony Williams said she had just parked her car near the 1800 block of Southwest 68th Avenue when she spotted the boy, who was wearing only a T-shirt and diapers.
“I heard the baby crying, so I walked over, and I realized he was by himself,” said Williams. “I asked him, ‘Where’s your mommy?’ And he kind of just like pointed everywhere.”
Williams called police when she couldn’t find his family.
As police continue to search for his mother, Alabama resident Gina Lewis told 7News she is the sister of Cavett, and the boy is Cavett’s 2-year-old son Kamdyn.
“That is my nephew, 100%,” Lewis said during a FaceTime interview.
Lewis said she is relieved the boy is safe, but now she is worried about her sister, who had been living in Georgia and doesn’t have any ties to Florida.
“She never mentioned to us about going anywhere. Like I was saying, we’re in the middle of a pandemic, so I don’t understand why she would just take an impromptu vacation to Florida,” Lewis said.
Miramar Police confirmed on Monday evening that they believe Cavett may be the boy’s mother.
The search has expanded to Alabama, where a sheriff’s office asked Facebook users for any information about her.
“Only the worst things possible are going through my mind because I know my sister, and she might do some crazy things sometimes,” Lewis said. “I definitely worry that she’s in danger, sure.”
Lewis said she learned about the incident through social media. She said she is in contact with police and is hoping someone can help her find her sister.
“It would mean everything to find her and know that she’s safe because this is just out of character,” Lewis said. “She would not leave Kamdyn in those conditions.”
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Miramar Police at 954-602-4000.
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