October 21, 2021

Florida Medical Examiner Office Confirms Body Found in Wooded Orlando Area is Miya Marcano

A Florida health worker’s workplace confirmed Tuesday that the physique discovered in a wooded space in Orlando final Saturday is Miya Marcano.

The 19-year-old had been lacking since September 24, when she was anticipated to board a flight to go to household in South Florida. She was final seen on the Arden Villas condominium advanced, the place she each lived and labored.

“A positive identification of a female whose body was recovered in a wooded area on October 2, 2021 has been identified as Miya Marcano,” Orange and Osceola Counties Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Joshua Stephany mentioned in a press release Tuesday.

“This case is currently under active law enforcement investigation and any further requests for information, including cause and manner of death, will be deferred to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.”

Emergency responders discovered the physique together with Marcano’s purse and ID in a wooded space across the Tymber Skan residences, roughly 18 miles west of her dwelling and a posh the place Armando Caballero, the particular person of curiosity in the case, used to dwell. The 27-year-old upkeep employee was additionally employed at Arden Villas and accessed Marcano’s condominium with a grasp key on the evening she disappeared. Police say he made romantic advances to Marcano however was turned down.

Caballero was discovered useless on September 27 from an obvious suicide.

Mobile phone data place Caballero on the Tymber Skan residences for 20 minutes on the identical day Marcano went lacking.

“We are not looking for any other people,” Orange County Sheriff John Mina mentioned. “We believe, pretty conclusively that Armando Caballero is responsible for this crime and there’s not any other person or persons that we are looking for in this case.”

A preliminary reason behind loss of life for Marcano has not been issued.