Shannon Ryan, a man already in custody for the disappearance of Leila Cavett, whose young son was found wandering the streets alone in 2020, faces a new charge of murder
in second grade, authorities reported.
Hollywood City Police in USA,
announced the new charge against Ryan weeks after the kidnapping charge was dropped.
Ryan, 38, who identifies himself as a “witch” and a “god,” had said he was one of the last people to see Cavett, 21, whose whereabouts are still unknown.
The defendant also claimed that he had known Cavett for a year and that she had come from Georgia with her son Kamdyn to sell him a truck.
For that reason, the two had met near a gas station in Hollywood in July 2020.
According to her account, she left with her son and several African Americans in another vehicle and did not hear from her again.
However, the Police verified in the videos of the security cameras of the service station that none of this happened.
Cavett’s truck was found near the gas station and placed under surveillance, which allowed Ryan to be found when he approached the vehicle with the key.
Police also discovered, from other security camera videos, that Ryan’s car was parked near a Miramar residential building where the boy was found on July 26 on the street by a neighbor who called the authorities.
The minor, who was 2 years old when found, is in the custody of the authorities while the case is being resolved.
Ryan was already behind bars on child neglect charges. However, Cavett’s body has not been found.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has conducted several searches of the Monarch Hill landfill in Broward County, but without finding the woman’s body.