Detectives have notified Marcano’s family, Mina said, but authorities are still waiting for an official identification to be made by the medical examiner. A purse with Marcano’s identification was located near the body, he said.
“Everyone wanted this outcome to be different,” Mina said.
Marcano had been missing since September 24, when she was last seen at the Arden Villas Luxury Apartments in Orlando where she lived and worked, according to the sheriff’s office.
A body believed to be Miya Marcano has been discovered. OCSO Dectectives have notified Miya’s parents of this tragic news. Sheriff John Mina and the men and women of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office extend our deepest condolences to Miya’s family, friends and loved ones. pic.twitter.com/7Xu8wCoz3a
— Orange County Sheriff’s Office (@OrangeCoSheriff) October 2, 2021
Investigators found the body while searching the area near the Tymber Skan on the Lake apartments in Orange County Saturday, Mina said. According to the sheriff, cell phone records indicated Armando Manuel Caballero, a person of interest in the case, was “in or near” the apartments for about 20 minutes the evening Marcano was reported missing.
Authorities believed Caballero — who was found dead of an apparent suicide on September 27 — had accessed Marcano’s apartment without her permission, Mina previously said. An arrest warrant had been issued for Caballero for burglary.
DEVELOPING: More details will be added to this report as they become available.