Police in Miramar, Florida have identified the toddler who was found wandering barefoot in an apartment complex on Sunday.
On Monday evening, Miramar police confirmed that the abandoned boy is the son of a missing Georgia woman, 21-year-old Leila Cavett.
Cavett lives in Atlanta and works at a Dunkin' Donuts, according to her Facebook page.
"Detectives are actively searching for Leila Cavett, who may be the mother of the child found yesterday," Miramar police tweeted. "We are concerned for her safety and well-being," police said.
Cavett was last seen driving a mid-to-late 90s white Chevy 3500, with a red tailgate and a "Baby on Board" sign on the passenger window, according to police.
Pictures of the vehicle Leila Cavett was last seen driving: pic.twitter.com/99r2J4qOHj
— Miramar Police (@MiramarPD) July 27, 2020
Ebony Williams, a resident of an apartment complex in Miramar, had just returned from the store when she spotted the toddler standing alone in a parking spot before 8 a.m.
"I heard him crying when I got out of the truck, but when I approached him he wasn't crying anymore," Williams said.
The barefoot boy was wearing nothing but a soiled diaper and t-shirt, she told WPLG-TV.
"He's very pleasant, very friendly. I asked him, 'Where's your mommy?' And he kind of just like pointed everywhere."
The mom-of-4 said the boy grabbed her two fingers when she held her hand out to him.
Williams approached neighbor Lori Rodriguez, a blonde Latina who has children who resemble the toddler.
Rodriguez took the boy in and changed his diaper. The two women continued searching the apartment complex for the boy's parents before calling 911.
"All of my friends, we are all still waiting for the Amber Alert to say that somebody was looking for this baby," Williams told WPLG. "It's heartbreaking because nobody is looking."
"Please help me find my sister my heart is breaking," Gina Lewis, who said she was Cavett's sister, wrote in a Facebook post Monday afternoon.
"I cannot breathe," she added.
Lewis, who asked for donations to travel to Miramar on Monday, said she was certain that the curly haired tot in social media photos is her 2-year-old nephew, Kamdyn Cavett.
"That is my nephew, 100%," Lewis told 7News via FaceTime. She said she last saw her sister on July 17.
Lewis said she is relieved the boy is safe, but now she's worried about her sister, who doesn't have friends or family in Florida.
"She never mentioned to us about going anywhere. We're in the middle of a pandemic, so I don't understand why she would just go on vacation to Florida," Lewis said.
According to True Crime Society, Dannylee West, who claims to be Kamdyn's biological father, posted Facebook photos of himself with a toddler who looks like Kamdyn.
He took offense to Facebook users saying he was a deadbeat dad.
"I do know my son," he wrote. He added that he was supposed to see his son on Friday, July 24, but Leila never responded.
West, who is engaged to another woman, said he last spoke to Cavett on Friday, and he was waiting for child custody to call him back.
According to Websleuths, another man, Levi Arnold, is named on Kamdyn's birth certificate as the biological father.
But Arnold denies fathering Kamdyn. He said he dated Leila when she was pregnant, but they broke up and he hasn't seen her in a year.
Cavett wasn't friends with her siblings on Facebook and none of them 'liked' any of her photos.
"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. It would mean everything to find her and know that she's safe because this is just out of character. She would not leave Kamdyn in those conditions."
The woman who found Kamdyn wandering alone credits God with putting her in the right place to find him before anything bad happened to him.
"He could have gotten hit by a car... anything could have happened to him," she said. "I wanted vanilla coffee creamer at 7 in the morning — that's really how it happened. God's good. He knew what he was doing and he put me in the right spot. I am not a hero, not anything else. I'm just a mom."
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Miramar Police at 954-602-4000.