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."
Orange County Sheriff's Office
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.
The Orange County Sheriff's Office has confirmed the "person of interest" in the case of a missing 19-year-old college student was found dead of an apparent suicide.
Orange County Sheriff John Mina identified the suspect as Armando Manuel Caballero, 27.
Caballero was wanted for questioning in the search for Miya Marcano who was last seen on September 24 at Arden Villas apartment complex where she lived and worked in Orlando, Florida.
Caballero was found dead in his apartment at a Seminole County apartment complex on Monday, according to Mina. He had been dead "for quite some time".
Orange County Sheriff's Office
Miya worked in the leasing office at Arden Villas. Caballero began working at the complex as a maintenance man in June.
Sheriff Mina said Caballero was romantically interested in Miya, and she repeatedly rejected his advances.
Mina said Caballero used a "master key fob" to enter Miya's apartment at 4:30 pm, about 30 minutes before she got off work on September 24.
The petite college student attended Valencia University near the apartment complex. Police say foul play is suspected in her disappearance.
Her apartment showed signs of a struggle and the front door was barricaded from the inside.
Miya went missing hours before she was scheduled to fly to Fort Lauderdale to visit her parents.
An arrest warrant was issued after the complex manager told authorities that Caballero entered Miya's apartment that day without permission.
Marcano's grandmother, Joysue Thompson, told WESH 2 News that Miya was "the family's princess." She said the family believes she's alive and they just want her brought home safe.
"All we ask you is help us bring Miya home. Bring her home safe, just drop her off and let us know where she is and we'll pick her up – just bring her home."
"Our deputies and investigators are working around the clock to find 19-year-old Miya Marcano," Sheriff Mina said in a statement on Facebook.