Authorities in Florida believe they have found the body of missing 19-year-old college student Miya Marcano.
The body was discovered at 10:45 a.m. in a wooded area on Saturday, Orange County Sheriff John Mina announced at a press conference.
Miya Marcano was last seen on September 24 at Arden Villas apartment complex where she lived and worked in Orlando, Florida.
“We can’t imagine the pain, the anguish, that Miya’s parents, family, loved ones, the friends and really our entire community have gone through and will continue to go through,” Mina said Saturday at a press conference. “On behalf of the men and women in the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, we offer our deepest condolences.”
The man suspected of Miya’s murder, Armando Manuel Caballero, 27, killed himself in his apartment at a Seminole County apartment complex. His body was found on Sept. 28, days after he was questioned by police and cleared as a suspect.
Caballero worked as a janitor at Arden Villas apartments since June.
Police say Caballero was romantically interested in Miya, and she repeatedly rejected his advances.
Miya worked in the leasing office at the apartment complex. Caballero used a master key fob to enter her apartment about 30 minutes before her shift ended at 5 pm.
An arrest warrant was issued for Caballero after the complex manager told authorities he entered Miya’s apartment that day without permission.
Her apartment showed signs of a struggle. There was blood on her pillow and the front door was barricaded from the inside.
Miya, a student at Valencia College in Orlando, was scheduled to fly home to Fort Lauderdale to visit her parents the day she went missing.