AMBER ALERT: Dad of missing South Florida newborn found dead in Pasco County, search continues for baby

Posted at 6:43 AM, Jan 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-29 18:42:06-05

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. (WFTS) — The desperate search continues for a missing baby after three women were found dead Tuesday in a South Florida home, according to authorities.

Earlier in the day, authorities said the missing newborn, 1-week-old Andrew Caballeiro, was believed to be with his father, 49-year-old Ernesto Caballeiro.

A little after 3:45 p.m., the Pasco County Sheriff's Office said Ernesto Caballeiro was found dead. Deputies responded to a call in a rural area of Blanton near I-75 after finding a vehicle that matched what Ernesto Caballeiro was last seen driving.

About 50 yard from the vehicle, deputies found the body of Ernesto Caballeiro with a gunshot wound believed to be self inflicted.

Deputies said "there is no sign" the baby was at the Blanton scene. ABC Action News' crew on scene reports deputies in Pasco County were on their ATVs to search for the baby in a nearby wooded area.

Ernesto Caballeiro is related to at least one of the victims but has not been named as a suspect.

Officials have not released the identities of the three deceased women as of Wednesday afternoon.