The family of a missing Florida college student called on another family — that of the 27-year-old maintenance man named the “prime suspect” before he killed himself earlier this week — to “speak up” if they know anything at all.
Miya Marcano, 19, was last seen when she left work at Arden Villas apartments in Orlando — where she also lived — on September 24, as CrimeOnline previously reported. Her family told investigators that she had a flight booked to Fort Lauderdale that night, but never boarded the plane.
Investigators found Marcano’s blood on a pillow in her apartment and the bedroom door blocked. Once detectives got into the room, they found it in disarray and the bedroom window open.
Orange County Sheriff’s John Mina said Thursday that Arden Villas maintenance man Armando Caballero, 27, was investigators’ “prime suspect,” noting that a maintenance-issued master key fob was used to entered the apartment about a half hour before Marcano got off work. He was found dead Monday in Seminole County from an apparent suicide.
“To his family, if you know anything, you need to speak up,” Marcano’s cousin, Caili Sue, told Local 10. “No matter what information you know, you may think it’s so insignificant, if you texted Armando any time between last week and now, you said ‘hey’ and you saw that the message was delivered, provide that information.”
Sue, and other members of Marcano’s family, believe she is still alive.
Mina said the FBI has joined the search, along 60 detectives working exclusively on the case.
“We are going to find Miya, and we are pouring a lot of resources into this case,” he said.
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[Featured image: Miya Marcano/Orange County Sheriff’s Office]