Toddler found wandering alone on Florida street; police searching for his mother
WPTV / Miramar Police
A little boy was found wandering alone in Miramar on Sunday morning and police are looking for Leila Cavett, the woman who they believe is his mother.

UPDATE July 30, 2020: reports three sisters drove from Alabama to Florida to reunite with their 2-year-old nephew, who was found Sunday morning wandering alone in the parking lot of an apartment complex. They met with detectives at the Miramar Police Department in hopes of learning why little Kamdyn Cavett was alone and what happened to his 21-year-old mother, Leila Cavett.

Leila Cavett lives in Atlanta, while the rest of the family lives in Jasper, Alabama, reports. The family said Cavett didn't have any known ties to South Florida. Cavett’s family told reporters they last spoke to her about two weeks ago. reports the boy was spotted around 8 a.m. Sunday by a woman who told police she had gone out for coffee and saw the child wearing a T-shirt and a diaper when she returned.

The Miami Herald reports Daniel Lee West may have to take a DNA test to be reunited with the 2-year-old he claims is his son.

Police have received reports that Leila Cavett was possibly seen near the area of Hollywood Boulevard and US Route 441. Miramar Police also found her vehicle, a mid-to-late '90s white Chevy Silverado 3500, in Hollywood, the Herald reports.


July 28, 2020:

via WPTV:

MIRAMAR, Fla. (WPTV) -- A little boy was found wandering alone in Miramar on Sunday morning and police are still looking for the woman who they believe is his mother. The toddler, estimated to be about 2 to 3 years old, was found near the 1860 block of Southwest 68th Avenue.

Detectives are actively searching for Leila Cavett, who may be his mother. Authorities are concerned for her safety and well-being. People claiming to be family members online say they haven't heard from Cavett and she doesn't live in Florida, but they recognize the boy as her son.

She was last seen driving a white mid-to-late-90s Chevrolet 3500, with a maroon or red tailgate. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is urged to contact the Miramar Police Department at (954) 602-4000 and press 0 for communications.