The body of Miya Marcano, a missing University of Florida student, has been located.
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The body of a missing Florida college student who vanished a week ago has been located, according to authorities.
According to Orange County Sheriff John Mina, officials discovered the body of Miya Marcano near an apartment complex on Saturday. On the day she vanished, the 19-year-old was wrongfully let into her apartment by a maintenance man using a master key. After she missed her return flight to South Florida on September 24, her family became concerned and filed a missing persons report.
In the past, the sheriff has stated that the “primary suspect” is Armando Caballero, a maintenance worker at the apartment complex where Marcano resided and worked. Two and a half days after Marcano went missing, the body of 27-year-old Caballero was discovered.
It was reported by the authorities that Marcano had frequently “rebuffed” Caballero’s attempts for amorous purposes. When the missing Valencia College student was reported missing,
detectives spoke with Caballero, but there was no evidence to hold him at the time. After learning he had entered her residence before her disappearance, they secured an arrest order for him. After then, authorities discovered his decomposing remains in a garage.
As of right now, we are unable to determine the cause of death,
therefore I will refrain from making any educated guesses,” Mina stated of Marcano’s demise at a press conference held on Saturday..
A large number of law enforcement agencies were involved in the hunt for Marcano.
Friends and family gathered for a prayer vigil and distributed fliers in an attempt to locate the missing adolescent.
Sheriff Caballero said his cellphone records led them to the spot because they showed he was at the apartment for around 20 minutes on the night she went missing, which led them to believe he was the one responsible.
Her parents were only informed a few hours ago, according to Mina, who added, “Our hearts are devastated.”
He claimed that everyone expected a different result this time. “As a sheriff and a father, we are clearly devastated by Miya’s death.”
Caballero had only been arrested once before, according to his criminal record. According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, he was arrested in Polk County, Florida,
in December 2013 on accusations of using a destructive device that caused property damage and discharging a weapon on school premises.
According to an arrest report, deputies from Polk County were dispatched to Warner University’s campus after receiving a report of a bomb going off in a dorm. That bottle of explosive toilet bowl cleanser combination turned out to be the real deal. According to the report, Caballero acknowledged playing a “prank” on his fellow students in the dorm with the improvised bomb. There were no reported injuries.
No records of Caballero being a burglar or a sexual assailant were found by the apartment complex, Arden Villa, which posted a statement saying “all potential employees are checked.”