Desperate search launched for missing mum after toddler found wandering barefoot

A desperate search has been launched in the United States for a missing mum whose toddler son was found wandering alone barefoot.

Leila Cavett, 21, disappeared two weeks ago and her family are trying to find any clues which may help track her down.

The young mum from Dawsonville, Georgia, was last seen on July 25 in Hollywood, Florida, driving a white Chevy Silverado 3500 pickup truck with a "Baby on Board" sign in the passenger window.

Her two-year-old boy Kamdyn was found the following day wandering alone outside an apartment complex in Miramar, Florida, barefoot and wearing only a t-shirt and a nappy.

He was found by a neighbour who said she asked him where his mum was and he "just kind of pointed everywhere".

"I reached out my hand for him, he grabbed my hand," neighbour Ebony Williams told NBC news.

"And I just walked around the complex hoping I would find somebody looking for him, or calling his name."

When she couldn't find his mother, Ebony phoned the police who spent hours searching and knocking on doors in vain.

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On July 28, Leila's truck was found abandoned in a Walmart car park in Hollywood.

Photos of Kamdyn have been posted on social media in an attempt to get answers.

But two weeks later his mum is still nowhere to be seen, with the FBI called on to join the search.

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Leila's sisters say they have no idea why she would be in south Florida.

Family members said the little boy remains with child protective services but they have been able to chat to him on Zoom calls.

"He misses his mom and he’s so confused, but we assured him that we’re coming to get him as soon as we can," Leila’s mother Tina told WTVJ last Thursday.

Leila's mum is pleading to anyone who may know where their daughter is to get in touch.

Anyone who may have information on Leila’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Hollywood Police Department at (954) 764-4357 or 954-967-4411.

Tips can be emailed or texted to [email protected]

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