A Florida medical examiner has confirmed the body found in a wooded area of Orlando is that of 19-year-old Miya Marcano.
Miya, a 19-year-old Valencia College student, who lived and worked at the Ardent Villas apartments, went missing on Friday, September 24, after she never made a flight she was scheduled to be on.
Authorities eventually learned Armando Caballero, who was a maintenance man at the apartment complex, had inappropriately used a master key to enter Miya Marcano’s apartment 30 minutes before her shift ended on Friday.
Armando was considered a person of interest and an arrest warrant for burglary was issued, however, he was found dead on Monday morning (September 27) in a garage at the Sabal Club Apartments of an apparent suicide.
The search for Miya Marcano continued until a body was found in the area of Tymber Skan near the Lake Condominiums in Orange County on Saturday (October 2).
The chief medical examiner of Orange and Osceola Counties officially identified the body on Tuesday.
A positive identification of a female whose body was recovered in a wooded area on October 2, 2021, has been identified as Miya Marcano.
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.
The family held a press conference on Sunday.
My heart, prayers, and sincerest condolences go out to the Marcano family.