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Search for missing Dawsonville woman continues after son found in parking lot
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UPDATE: Due to a source error, the Dawson County News reported incorrect information regarding this missing person case. Leila Cavett is still missing and being searched for by Florida law enforcement. This report has been corrected to reflect this correction. 


Details remain mysterious regarding the search for a missing woman after her young son was discovered by himself in a Florida parking lot, according to an ABC News report. 

Leila Cavett, 21, was last seen driving a white Chevy 3500 with a red or maroon tailgate and a “Baby on Board” sign, according to police. Her young son, who is about 2 or 3 years old, was recently found wandering alone in a parking lot in Florida and was identified after a photo of him began circulating on social media. 

Neither Cavett nor her family have any connections to South Florida. 

Cavett lives in Dawsonville in a residence on Goldmine Road, according to Dawson County Sheriff Jeff Johnson. The latest on the case is that Florida law enforcement agents have made contact with Cavett's mother and have no reason to believe that she left under suspicious circumstances. 

“We reached out in an effort to follow up on a possible missing person since we had received reports regarding her living in Dawsonville,” Johnson said. “Unfortunately we weren’t able to get any further details other than to confirm that they have/had contact with her mother.”

According to Johnson, Florida law enforcement agents believe that Cavett came to Florida of her own free will and have yet to find her. 

"She is still missing and they are still looking for her," Johnson said. "And that's all the information we have about it at this time."