Officials: Primary suspect in quadruple Pasco County killings taken to jail



PASCO COUNTY, Fla. - Authorities said they have found a 4-year-old autistic Pasco County boy with Adam Matos, who deputies connected to a quadruple homicide. 

"The one thing that is sad, he, he was confused. He said, 'Where am I going now?  Why am I keep getting moved place to place?' said Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco.

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 Matos to the area.

Tristan Santisteban was found safe and unharmed, authorities said. He is believed to be Matos' son.

 "Probably one of the best days of my career, seeing him come out of that room," said Capt. Jeff Peake.

Deputies were conducting a welfare check at a Hudson home when they discovered Santisteban was missing. They also found the bodies of two women and two men nearby.

Authorities said Matos has not been charged in the killings, but he is the primary suspect. 

Investigators talked to cab companies and found out Matos hopped a taxi from his street to Tampa, and that he was trying to board a bus to the Florida Keys.

"You know, nationally we've been getting calls from California, Pennsylvania,  people providing us where he may be headed too, so that was critical," said Nocco. "We're trying to put a timeline together. Where he was, where he's been."

Reporters bombarded Matos with questions as he was taken to a police cruiser.

"Did you kill those four people?"


"Who did?"

"Why did you run away?"

"I don't have anything to say right now."

Matos was arrested on aggravated assault charges for an unrelated incident that happened a week before the killings.

Matos is from Pennsylvania, where he has a long criminal history.

The homicide victims have not been identified.