What to Know
- An Amber Alert was issued for Andrew Caballeiro on Jan. 29 after his mother, grandmother and great-grandmother were found dead at a home in Redland
- Authorities thought the newborn may have been with his father, Ernesto Caballeiro, who drove from Miami-Dade to Pasco County
- But when Ernesto Caballeiro was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the baby was nowhere to be found, police said
Miami-Dade Police are no longer actively searching for a missing infant boy whose father was found dead in an apparent suicide after three family members were murdered in southwest Miami-Dade, officials said.
Law enforcement agencies have been searching for little Andrew Caballeiro since an Amber Alert was issued for him late last month but officials said Tuesday that unless there's a lead to follow the active search has ended.
Authorities believe the newborn was abducted by his father, 49-year-old Ernesto Caballeiro, who was found dead on Jan. 29 from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after traveling from Miami-Dade to Pasco County. The Amber Alert was issued earlier that day after a family member discovered three women, including the baby's mother, 40-year-old Arlety Garcia Valdes, grandmother, 60-year-old Isabela Valdes, and great-grandmother, 84-year-old Lina Gonzalez, shot to death at a home in Redland.
The three women were laid to rest after a funeral last week, with family members coming from Cuba to attend.
A private investigator hired by the family said last week that they were still tracing the possible route Caballeiro took to Pasco County from South Florida. The private investigator is still working the case for free for the family.
Miami-Dade Police have been leading the official investigation and are still seeking information.