Newborn at center of Amber Alert still missing after man found dead in Florida

Ernesto Caballeiro’s body found in Pasco County

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – The man at the center of an Amber Alert issued for an infant Tuesday was found dead a day after three women were found shot to death inside a South Florida home, according to authorities in Pasco County.

According to police, three women were found inside the home in Miami-Dade County, and Andrew Caballeiro, who is 8 days old, was missing from the home.

Police said Andrew was believed to be with his 49-year-old father, who police identified as Ernesto Caballeiro, according to News 6 partner WPLG-TV in Miami.

Ernesto Caballeiro was later found dead Wednesday afternoon in Pasco County but the infant remains missing, according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.

They were thought to have been traveling in a white Ford passenger van, with the Florida tag KUSK23. Pasco County Sheriff’s Office deputies said they found the van in a rural area near Blanton with a man, matching Ernesto Caballeiro’s description, dead inside the vehicle.

Authorities continued to search the rural area where the van was found for any signs of the baby.

According to authorities, a family member discovered the victims after several attempts to contact them.

Miami-Dade County property records show Ernesto Caballeiro has owned the four-bedroom home, at 21981 SW 187 Ave., since 2005.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS (8477).


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