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Missing Autistic Boy Found Safe As His Homicide Suspect Father Is Arrested

SWAT teams swarmed a hotel in Tampa to arrest a suspect in a quadruple killing, and found the four-year-old boy believed to be his son.

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A 4-year-old boy autistic boy who went missing after four bodies were found near his Florida home has been found safe, the Associated Press reported.

Pasco County Sheriff

Ismael Tristan Santisteban was found at the Floridian Hotel in downtown Tampa after a tip led law enforcement agencies there.

Adam Matos, a 28-year-old man believed to be the boy's father, was taken into custody with multiple charges pending, AP reported.

Pasco County Swat and TPD Swat work together to arrest violent homicide suspect in downtown tampa hotel

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Pasco County Swat and TPD Swat work together to arrest violent homicide suspect in downtown tampa hotel

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Adam Matos is in custody & Tristan is safe! #Pasco #Florida #AmberAlert

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Adam Matos is in custody & Tristan is safe! #Pasco #Florida #AmberAlert

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The search for the boy started Thursday, after sheriff's deputies conducted a welfare check on his home in Hudson and could not find him, CNN reported.

Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said they had found "obvious signs that something bad had happened."

The bodies — believed to be of two adult men and two adult women — were found when a sergeant searching the area "smelled something horrible," and "saw birds circulating."

The bodies were located over a hill about three quarters of a mile from the house. An Amber Alert was then issued for Tristan.

AP reported that Sheriff Nocco said the killings were not a random act. Officials have not released names of the victims, or said if they are related to Matos or Tristan.

The investigation is continuing.

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