MIAMI (CBSMiami) — The search for baby Andrew Caballeiro continues. Investigators across Florida said on Saturday that they have not yet located the child. He has been missing since earlier this week when Miami-Dade Police believe the baby’s father shot and killed Andrew’s mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and abducted the child.
While the search continues, family members of Andrew’s mother, Arlety Garcia-Valdez, grandmother, Isabel Valdez-Gonzalez, and great-grandmother, Lina Gonzalez-Licor, arrived in South Florida.
Miami-Dade Police say the three women were murdered earlier this week inside the Southwest Miami-Dade home of Andrew’s father, Ernesto. The family says the women were gunned down protecting the newborn.
“God knows and everyone knows how much we’ve suffered,” said Humberto Valdes, after arriving at Miami International Airport on Friday. Valdes is the brother of Valdez-Gonzalez.
For now, the family’s focus remains on trying to locate the two-week-old baby.
“I ask the entire country to please come forward if you have the baby,” said Reina Valdes, the aunt of Garcia-Valdez. “All we want is for the baby to be with us. The family promises they won’t press charges against that person.”
Police say Ernesto Caballeiro killed himself inside a white van in Pasco County near Tampa earlier this week. After an extensive police search, there was no sign of the baby. Initially there was hope that a woman might have been in Caballeiro’s car and maybe had the child. However, a Pasco County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson told CBS4 News that that report appears to be incorrect.
For now, the family of these women are left to lay them to rest and to pray for the safe return of baby Andrew.
“This is the duty that as a son, brother and uncle I’ve been given and that’s exactly why we’re here, to give our family an honorable burial,” said Humberto Valdes.
The family will hold a funeral for the three women on Tuesday and the women will be buried on Wednesday. The family is raising money through a gofundme page.
If you have any information on baby Andrew, contact Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.