HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man now faces a second-degree murder charge in the case of a missing woman whose toddler was found wandering alone in a parking lot last July.
Hollywood police say 40-year-old Shannon Ryan also faces a charge of tampering with evidence in the case of Leila Cavett.
The 21-year-old from Jasper, Alabama, had been working in Atlanta and disappeared in Florida, where surveillance video showed her in the passenger seat of Ryan’s gold Lexus at a gas station in Hollywood.
Her son was found alone the next morning.
Ryan was also recorded buying carpet deodorant, trash bags and duct tape.