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Friday, 21 August 2020

FBI releases new security video showing the last known images of missing mom Leila Cavett, 21, whose two-year-old son was found wandering the streets of Florida

The FBI has released surveillance footage showing the last known images of missing Leila Cavett whose two-year-old son was found wandering alone in a Florida neighborhood last month as the agency announces a $10,000 reward. 
The video clips shows Cavett's Chevrolet pickup truck traveling from one side of a gas station to another on the afternoon of July 25. 
Another clip shows her getting out of a Lexus sedan at the gas station that afternoon, along with two shots of her inside the convenience store, first at 3.09pm and again at 10.16pm. 
The second time she was seen walking into the store holding her son Kamdyn. .
The FBI has released surveillance footage showing the last known images of missing Leila Cavett whose two-year-old son was found wandering alone in a Florida neighborhood last month. Cavett is seen standing near the door of a gas station on the afternoon of July 25
The FBI has released surveillance footage showing the last known images of missing Leila Cavett whose two-year-old son was found wandering alone in a Florida neighborhood last month. Cavett is seen standing near the door of a gas station on the afternoon of July 25 
Another clip shows her walking into the same gas station at around 10.16pm on July 25
Another clip shows her walking into the same gas station at around 10.16pm on July 25 
Cavett, of Atlanta, was last seen on the night of July 25, just hours before her son, Kamdyn (pictured together), was found wandering alone in a shirt and diaper at a Miramar apartment complex
Cavett, of Atlanta, was last seen on the night of July 25, just hours before her son, Kamdyn (pictured together), was found wandering alone in a shirt and diaper at a Miramar apartment complex
Investigators from the FBI also said that Cavett was seen at a Cracker Barrel in Vero Beach near Interstate 95 on July 24, the day that she traveled from Georgia to Florida with her son. 
Cavett, of Atlanta, was last seen on the night of July 25, just hours before her son, Kamdyn, was found wandering alone in a shirt and diaper at a Miramar apartment complex. 
Investigators have determined that she spent time in several Broward County communities, including Hollywood, Miramar and Fort Lauderdale.

Her vehicle was found unattended July 28 in Hollywood.
On Saturday, authorities arrested Shannon Ryan, 38, and charged him with kidnapping with the intent of collecting a ransom, reward or other benefit.
In a criminal complaint filed in Fort Lauderdale on Monday, the FBI said video evidence does not support Ryan's claims that he saw Leila and her son get into another person's vehicle at a Hollywood RaceTrac gas station.
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Leila Cavett
'Leila's separation from her son is completely out of character. Her family and others in our community are very concerned about her safety and well-being,' authorities said
Cavett is seen getting out of a Lexus outside a gas station in Florida
Cavett is seen getting out of a Lexus outside a gas station in Florida 
Her white truck is also seen outside a store driving from one end of the parking lot to another
Her white truck is also seen outside a store driving from one end of the parking lot to another
Investigators also say he bought odor eliminator, duct tape and extra-large garbage bags around the time of her disappearance.
A federal search warrant executed on Ryan's phone shows that he had made various Google searches, including 'What day does commercial garbage pickup for Hollywood, Florida?' and 'Does bleach and alcohol make chloroform?' 
Law enforcement also recovered shovels with small droplets of a red substance on them. 
The complaint said several employees at the gas station were interviewed by investigators. One recognized Ryan, and had seen him near the trash bin. 
Another employee remembered seeing women's clothing and children's toys in the trash and recognized a pair of floral pants worn by Cavett, the complaint said.
In video footage obtained by law enforcement, Ryan was spotted parking his vehicle near the trash bin on July 26.
Court documents said Ryan told investigators he has known Cavett since around January 2019.
On Saturday, authorities arrested Shannon Ryan, 38, and charged him with kidnapping with the intent of collecting a ransom, reward or other benefit
On Saturday, authorities arrested Shannon Ryan, 38, and charged him with kidnapping with the intent of collecting a ransom, reward or other benefit
Cavett's family members said they last talked to her on July 17 and have no idea why she would've traveled to Florida. 
'I FaceTimed her on July 17. We were on the phone for about an hour and she was fine,' one of her sisters told reporters a few weeks ago.  
'She didn’t have any plans to come to Florida, so we’re very confused right now.'  
But Ryan claimed that she had come to Florida to sell him her pickup truck.   
According to the complaint, Ryan said Cavett met him at a gas station in Hollywood on July 25 before heading to the beach with the toddler in Ryan's gold Lexus.
He said that when they returned to the gas station, they parked at the pumps and she and Kamdyn then got into a vehicle with several Black males. That was around 2.30am on July 26.
But investigators said surveillance video from the gas station doesn't show Ryan's car at the pump. It also doesn't show Cavett or the toddler getting into a vehicle.
Previously, Ryan shared a number of recent social media that appeared to be directly or potentially about the case.
On Facebook, Ryan declared that he is a spiritual adviser, CEO, a teacher and a witch.
'Stop thinking like muggles,' he wrote in one post. 'A witch putting a hex on someone does not mean that person is going to die or be killed. Why would a Witch kill anyone they want to suffer? 
'There is no suffering in death, only the living suffer. You need flesh, bones and a beating heart in order to feel pain.' 
'A Witch is not a spiritual assassin. We do not take death contracts. Death has already contracted us all, unless you got an extension,' he added. 
In a 51-minute video shared August 9, titled 'Who is Leila Cavett and What is My Connection to her Disappearance,' he directly references the case and claims to be the last person to have seen her before she vanished.
Ryan claimed that Cavett had come to Florida to sell him her pickup truck (pictured)
Ryan claimed that Cavett had come to Florida to sell him her pickup truck (pictured)
According to a complaint, Ryan said Cavett met him at a gas station in Hollywood on July 25 before heading to the beach with the toddler in Ryan's gold Lexus (pictured)
According to a complaint, Ryan said Cavett met him at a gas station in Hollywood on July 25 before heading to the beach with the toddler in Ryan's gold Lexus (pictured) 
In addition to the clips, the FBI is also offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the location of Cavett.
'We are still relentlessly investigating the circumstances surrounding her disappearance,' FBI Miami Special Agent in Charge George L. Piro said in a news release on Thursday.
'Any information, no matter how seemingly insignificant, may be important to finding Leila.'
'Leila's separation from her son is completely out of character. Her family and others in our community are very concerned about her safety and well-being,' he said. 
Authorities said Cavett is about 5 feet 3 inches tall with shoulder length hair. She has a fish tattoo on her right wrist and another tattoo that says Kamdyn on her right arm. 
Cavett's son is in the custody of Child Protective Services as police continue their investigation. Her family is in Alabama. 

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