A physique found in a wooded space close to an condominium complicated in Orlando is 19-year-old faculty scholar Miya Marcano, who went lacking greater than per week in the past, Orange County’s sheriff stated Saturday. A medical expert has not but confirmed the id.
After days of looking out, groups discovered the physique round 10:45 a.m. Saturday morning close to Tymber Skan flats, Orange County Sheriff John W. Mina stated at a Saturday news conference.
“We’re very sure of the id,” Mina stated. A handbag with Marcano’s identification was discovered close to the physique and detectives notified Marcano’s household of the discovery this morning, he stated.
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“Our hearts are damaged,” Mina stated. “Everybody wished this end result to be totally different.”
Earlier than she went lacking, Marcano, a scholar at Valencia Faculty in Orlando, was final seen the night of Sept. 24. Marcano was working on the Arden Villa condominium complicated the place she lived and labored when a upkeep employee on the complicated used a grasp key fob to entry her condominium, Mina stated.
That upkeep employee, Armando Caballero, 27, had labored on the complicated since June and is taken into account an individual of curiosity within the case.
“He had demonstrated a romantic curiosity in Miya. This was repeatedly rebuffed by Miya,” Mina stated.
On Monday, authorities discovered Caballero useless simply north of Orlando. Mina stated “it seems he has killed himself.”
Mina stated Caballero’s cellphone data led detectives to Tymber Skan flats, the place the physique that’s believed to be Marcano’s was discovered. The data confirmed Caballero was on the condominium complicated for about 20 minutes the night time Marcano was reported lacking.
Mina stated he doesn’t need to speculate on the reason for loss of life of the physique discovered Saturday morning, however he stated, “We imagine fairly conclusively that Armando Caballero is liable for this crime, and there is no different individual or individuals that we’re searching for on this case.”
Contributing: Christal Hayes; The Related Press
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