Baby Andrew still missing after father found dead

Pasco County Sheriff


Pasco County Sheriff's Office shares photos of a van found in rural Blanton. Ernesto Caballeiro was found dead nearby of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. A search continues for week-old Andrew Caballeiro.

STUART, Fla. — Authorities continue to search throughout Florida for baby Andrew after the week-old baby disappeared from his Miami home Tuesday.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement issued an Amber Alert for Andrew Caballeiro and his father, Ernesto Caballeiro, overnight Wednesday. The alert was issued after three women were found shot dead Tuesday in a rural area in south Miami-Dade County. Included in the Amber Alert was a description of the van Ernesto Caballeiro was believed to have been driving.

That van was found in Blanton, more than 300 miles from where the women’s bodies were discovered, after the Pasco Sheriff’s Office received a call about a suspicious vehicle in a very rural area three miles off Interstate 75 around noon Wednesday, said Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco.

A deputy who arrived at the scene found nobody in or around the van, Nocco said.

After a K9 arrived, deputies searched a wooded area nearby and found the body of a man and a rifle about 50 yards away. Nocco said the man matched the description of Ernesto Caballeiro, 49, and it appeared he had died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Deputies, volunteers and K9s searched the area and found no sign of the baby. An update from the Pasco Sheriff’s office said Thursday that authorities believe Caballeiro left the Miami-Dade County area about four and half hours before arriving at the location in Pasco County, remaining there for only minutes before fatally shooting himself. 


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