Body of Missing Miya Marcano Believed to Be Found, Police Says

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Authorities discovered a body believed to be of missing Miya Marcano in a wooded area near an apartment complex. 

Officials in Florida have found a body believed to be of missing Florida student Miya Marcano, Orange County Sheriff John Mina said on Saturday.   

Authorities have notified Marcano’s family, but a positive identification still has to be made by the medical examiner.   

Marcano was last seen at her apartment complex, Arden Villas, in Orlando on September 24.   

Police said they found a body in a wooded area near Tymber Skan apartments they “believe to be that of Miya Marcano,” Mina said.  

According to ABC News, authorities were led to the area based on the cellphone records of Armando Caballero, 27, a maintenance worker at Arden Villas. He was considered a “prime suspect” in her disappearance.   

On Monday, police found Caballero’s body in his Seminole County apartment. He died from an apparent suicide, BNC previously reported. The 19-year-old Valencia College student reportedly “rebuffed” Caballero after expressing “romantic interest” in her, Orange County sheriff’s deputies said earlier in the week. 

There are no other suspects in the case, Mina said. “We believe Armando Caballero is solely responsible for this crime.”   

“Our hearts are broken. Everyone wanted this outcome to be different,” Mina said.  

An autopsy will be conducted to confirm the cause of death, per reports. 

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