Authorities said they were “concerned” for Leila Cavett’s safety.
The boy, aged around 2 or 3, was identified after a photo of him was posted on social media.
The boy’s aunt, Gina Lewis, told ABC affiliate WPLG that his sister, Leila Cavett, or her family had no ties to South Florida.
The boy, police said, is currently “in the care of a foster parent and received the necessary items” until his loved ones can travel the 12-hour drive to their hometown of Jasper, Alabama. .
“Were in the middle of a pandemic,” Lewis told the station. “So it’s not like they’re taking an unexpected vacation with the baby. There is no way. ”
Cavett, 21, was last seen driving a white Chevy 3500 with a brown or red tailgate and a “Baby on Board” sign on the passenger window, police said.
“We are concerned for his safety and well-being,” the Miramar Police Department said in Facebook and Twitter messages that included photos of the boy and Cavett.
Anyone with information on Cavett’s whereabouts is urged to contact the Miramar Police Department at (954) 602-4000.