HUDSON, Fla. (CBS/AP) — Police say they’ve arrested a man with local ties who’s a suspect in a quadruple murder in the Tampa Bay area and a four-year-old autistic boy believed to be his son has been found safe.
SWAT teams from the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office and Tampa Police Department swarmed the Floridian Hotel in downtown Tampa early Friday after tracking 28-year-old Adam Matos to the area. Matos had recently moved to Florida from the Lehigh Valley.
The child, Ismael Tristan Santisteban, was with Matos at the hotel and an Amber Alert that had been issued is canceled.
The search for Matos and the boy began Thursday after Pasco County Sheriff’s deputies conducting a welfare check at a Hudson home found the bodies. The deputies found no one at the home but noticed a horrible odor. They walked down the street toward an area where birds were circling and found four bodies.
Officials say the missing child and the bodies appear to be connected, but the sheriff’s office wasn’t immediately naming the victims or their relationship to Santisteban or Matos.
Matos has a lengthy criminal history in Pennsylvania, including arrests for stalking and harassment.
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