The FBI began searching for a Florida landfill on Thursday as the search continued for a missing mother who traveled from Georgia two months ago to sell her pickup truck to a self-labeled witch.
In August, the agency announced a $ 10,000 reward and released surveillance footage with the last known pictures of Leila Cavett, 21, whose two-year-old son Kamdyn was found alone outside a Miramar apartment complex in July.
The Miramar Police Department, Hollywood Police Department and Broward Sheriff’s Office are also investigating the woman’s disappearance, but none of the authorities would reveal what tip the search might have led the search to the Monarch Hill landfill in Pompano Beach.
Shannon Ryan, 38, was charged with kidnapping in August for allegedly dropping Kamdyn in the area where he was found. Authorities believe he intended to receive a ransom, reward, or other benefit by holding Cavett.
The FBI began searching the Monarch Hill landfill in Pompano Beach, Broward on Thursday
Leila Cavett, of Atlanta, was last seen on the night of July 25, just hours before her son Kamdyn (pictured together) was found alone in a shirt and diaper outside a Miramar apartment complex
Shannon Ryan, 38, accusing him of kidnapping for the purpose of a ransom, reward, or other benefit. Ryan is a self-labeled witch
Cavett’s family members said they last spoke to her on July 17 and have no idea why she traveled to Florida.
“I FaceTimed her on July 17th. We talked about an hour on the phone and she was fine,” one of her sisters told reporters a few weeks ago.
“She had no plans to come to Florida, so we’re very confused right now.”
Court documents said Ryan told investigators he had known Cavett since around January 2019.
Ryan claimed she came to Florida to sell him her pickup.
FBI investigators also said that Cavett was seen in a Cracker Barrel in Vero Beach near Interstate 95 on July 24, the day she was traveling from Georgia to Florida with her son.
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 golden Lexus.
Cavett, from Atlanta, was last seen on the night of July 25, just hours before her son was found alone in a shirt and diaper.
The video clips show Cavett’s Chevrolet pickup driving from one side of a gas station to the other on the afternoon of July 25th.
Another clip shows how she gets out of a Lexus limousine at the gas station that afternoon, along with two shots of her in the supermarket, first at 3:09 p.m. and then at 10:16 p.m.
The second time she was seen walking into the store with her son Kamdyn.
The authorities have not indicated which tip may have led to the search location. Law enforcement agencies previously recovered scoops with tiny droplets of a red substance
Their son Kamdyn was taken into foster care while authorities searched for his mother, who has been missing for two months
The FBI released surveillance footage in August showing the last known pictures of the missing Leila Cavett. Cavett stands near the door of a gas station in the afternoon of July 25th (left) and at night (right).
In law enforcement video footage on July 26, Ryan was seen parking his vehicle near the trash can.
He said when they returned to the gas station they parked by the pumps and she and Kamdyn then got into a vehicle with several black men. That was on July 26th around 2:30 a.m.
But investigators said the gas station surveillance tape didn’t show Ryan’s car by the pump. In a criminal complaint filed in Fort Lauderdale on Monday, the FBI said video evidence failed to support Ryan’s claims he saw Leila and her son get into someone else’s vehicle at a Hollywood RaceTrac gas station.
Investigators also say he bought odor removers, duct tape and oversized trash bags when she disappeared.
A federal search warrant executed on Ryan’s phone reveals he conducted various Google searches, including “What day is commercial picking up trash for Hollywood, Florida?” and “Do bleach and alcohol make chloroform?”
Law enforcement also found scoops with tiny droplets of a red substance on them.
According to the complaint, several employees at the gas station were questioned by investigators. One recognized Ryan and had seen him near the trash can.
Another employee remembered seeing women’s clothing and children’s toys in the trash and recognized flower trousers worn by Cavett, the complaint said.
Cavett gets out of a Lexus outside a Florida gas station in July
Her white truck can also be seen outside a shop moving from one end of the parking lot to the other
Her vehicle was found unattended in Hollywood on July 28th.
Previously, Ryan shared a number of recent social media outlets directly or potentially dealing with the case.
On Facebook, Ryan stated he was a spiritual advisor, CEO, teacher and witch.
“Stop thinking like muggles,” he wrote in a post. “A witch who gives someone a hex doesn’t mean that person will die or be killed. Why should a witch kill someone she wants to suffer?
There is no suffering in death, only the living suffer. You need flesh, bones, and a beating heart to feel pain. ‘
‘A witch is not a spiritual assassin. We do not accept death contracts. Death has already signed us all unless you have an extension, ”he added.
In a 51-minute video titled “Who is Leila Cavett and what is my connection to her disappearance?” Shared on Aug. 9, he references the case directly and claims to be the last person she was saw before she disappeared.
‘Leila’s separation from her son is completely atypical. Your family and others in our community are very concerned for their safety and well-being, “said George L. Piro, FBI special agent in charge in Miami.
Authorities said Cavett was about 5 feet 3 inches tall and had 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 care of the child protection services while the police continue their investigation. Your family is in Alabama.
Anyone with information about her disappearance should call 1-800-CALL-FBI or go to fbi.gov/tips.
Ryan claimed Cavett came to Florida to sell him her pickup (pictured)
According to a complaint, Ryan said Cavett met him at a Hollywood gas station on July 25 before heading to the beach with the toddler in Ryan’s golden Lexus (pictured)