Miya Marcano was final seen round 5 p.m. Friday on the Arden Villas residences close to the College of Central Florida in Orlando. Her father advised native information retailers that she was speculated to fly to Fort Lauderdale later that day however by no means made it to the airplane.
“Miya is still missing,” Orange County Sheriff John Mina advised reporters throughout a information convention. “Her disappearance is suspicious and our detectives and the family members obviously suspect foul play.”
Armando Manuel Caballero, 27, a person of interest within the case, was discovered useless at an condominium complicated Monday, Mina mentioned. It appeared that he took his personal life and “had been dead for quite some time,” he mentioned.
Caballero was a upkeep employee on the condominium complicated the place Marcano lived and labored within the leasing workplace.
“He had demonstrated a romantic interest in Miya,” Mina mentioned. “This was repeatedly rebuffed by Miya.”
A upkeep grasp key that Caballero was recognized to maintain was used to enter Marcano’s condominium unit round 4:30 p.m. Friday, a half-hour earlier than she would have completed her shift on the condominium complicated, Mina mentioned.
Earlier than he was discovered useless, authorities had an arrest warrant on Caballero for allegedly getting into her unit.
Investigators are nonetheless in search of data as to Marcano’s whereabouts, Caballero’s dying and his car, which investigators have recovered. Throughout a search of Marcano’s condominium, investigators discovered a number of objects deemed “suspicious,” Mina mentioned.
Through the information convention, Marcano’s kin pleaded for her return.
“I know you’re alive. I know you’re out there,” her aunt, Pia Sarbieo Henry, mentioned. “Anytime something should happen. Fight, because we have your back.”