Walker County Teen Speaks Out About Missing Sister 

Missing Woman

Leila Cavett

By WVUA 23 News Reporter Lacey Beasley  

On July 26, a toddler was found in Miramar, Florida, wandering outside an apartment complex all by himself. That child was soon identified as Kamdyn Cavett, son of Leila Cavett. 

Kamdyn was found wearing only a diaper and T-shirt. And after weeks of searching, the whereabouts of his Leila are still unknown.  

Leila’s brother Curtis is a senior at Jasper High School and plays football. He said when he first heard of his sister’s disappearance, he was in shock.

“It sucks, it really does,” said Curtis. “It’s bad to not know the uncertainty of what happened, and that’s all we want to know, whether we need to get justice or what. That’s what I want to know.”  

Curtis said the football team has supported his family wholeheartedly.  This season, all the players have the initials “LC” on their helmets for Leila Cavett.  

“The support I get from my teammates is incredible,” said Curtis. “It’s a big family right here in Jasper, and I love it. I love my teammates, and the fact that they put the LC stickers on the back of the helmets, that means a lot. I don’t know if they know how much that means to me, but it does mean a lot.” 

The one thing that has helped him through all this is getting out on the field and playing the best he can, Curtis said.  

“It’s a really good time going out there because it does clear my mind, it does,” said Curtis. “I do it for her, I do it for all my family, so that brings me more excitement going out there and playing my hardest.” 

Looking forward, Curtis is hopeful that his sister is found.  

“I just hope they figure out what happened,” said Curtis. “Everything is in God’s hands.” 

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