Authorities are still searching for an infant who was found missing after three bodies were discovered in a Florida home, and now say they do not believe the newborn was with his father, a now-deceased person of interest in the suspected abduction.
WKMG News 6 reports that authorities have found no evidence to indicate that Andrew Caballeiro, who is only a week old, was with his father Ernesto Caballeiro, when the 49-year-old man was found dead in his van on Wednesday.
Earlier Wednesday, authorities issued an AMBER Alert for the boy and his father, which included a description of a white van that appears to be the same vehicle where the father was found dead of a reported self-inflicted gunshot wound.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, a family member concerned about the residents of a home in South Miami-Dade found the bodies of three women on Tuesday. The women had reportedly been shot to death.
Fox 13 News reports that the victims have been identified as 40-year-old Arlety Garcia Valdes, 60-year-old Isabela Valdes, and 84-year-old Lina Gonzalez. According to WSVN, a family friend said that the women are the baby’s mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement told WKMG News 6 that Ernesto Caballeiro is believed to have driven from Miami-Dade County to Pasco County on Wednesday, and was in Pasco County for only a few minutes before he took his own life.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, witnesses told police they had seen a woman in or near the van on Wednesday, but WKMG News 6 now reports that authorities believe the woman has no connection to the case but had stopped to check on the van.
“The most promising investigative leads to the whereabouts of Baby Andrew remain within Miami-Dade County at this time,” the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement obtained by the news station.
“We urge anyone along this route to report any sightings or information to their local law enforcement.”
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