Orange County, Florida, police announced they’ve found the body of missing college student, Miya Marcano, who disappeared on September 22.
According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Marcano’s body at around 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, in a wooded area at the Tymber Skan on the Lake Condominiums. Although an official identification is pending, police said they are “very confident” of the identity, Local 10 News reports.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Marcano was last seen at the Arden Villas apartments in Orlando. According to neighbors, Marcano lived and worked at Arden Villas. The sheriff’s office confirmed she was a student at Valencia College.
“She left work and went to her apartment, which is in the same complex and just has never been heard from again,” neighbor Anastasia Holland told News4Jax.
“She seemed shy, friendly, and sweet, but more on the quiet side. When we realized who this was, it was concerning anyway because I had a daughter that same age, but (Marcano) was someone I know and talked to so many times, it’s heart-wrenching.”.”
DailyMail reports that police found blood on Marcano’s pillow when they searched the apartment. Someone also blocked off her bedroom door, according to police. When investigators got into the room, they noted it was in complete disarray with the bedroom window open.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said that Marcano’s apartment was opened with a maintenance master key. A person of interest, Armando Caballero, worked at the apartments as a maintenance employee and reportedly asked Marcano out numerous times. Each time, she would rebuff him, police said.
“This was repeatedly rebuffed…Mia was not interested,” the sheriff’s office said.
Investigators questioned Caballero initially at the scene but didn’t detain him since he wasn’t yet considered a suspect. Police later found him dead in Seminole County, from an apparent suicide.
Authorities are still investigating. Anyone with information should contact Orange County police at 407-836-4357 or dial 911.
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[Featured Photo: Miya Marcano/Facebook]