The FBI and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement have joined a search that spans three counties for a lacking faculty pupil who disappeared every week in the past. Miya Marcano vanished on the identical day a upkeep man improperly used a grasp key to enter her condominium, authorities stated.

Orange County Sheriff John Mina stated Armando Caballero, a upkeep employee on the condominium advanced the place Marcano lived and labored, is taken into account the “prime suspect.” Caballero, 27, apparently killed himself; his physique was discovered three days after Marcano was final seen.

“At this time we don’t believe there was another person involved,” Mina stated Thursday.

This photo provided by Orange County Sheriff's Office shows Miya Marcano in Orlando, Fla. The Orange County Sheriff's Office says she disappeared Friday shortly after 27-year-old maintenance worker Armando Caballero was seen letting himself into her apartment with a master key.

This photograph supplied by Orange County Sheriff’s Office reveals Miya Marcano in Orlando, Fla. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office says she disappeared Friday shortly after 27-year-old upkeep employee Armando Caballero was seen letting himself into her condominium with a grasp key.
(Orange County Sheriff’s Office through AP)


The sheriff has stated that Marcano had repeatedly “rebuffed” romantic advances by Caballero. Detectives spoke to Caballero after Marcano was reported lacking, however had no proof to detain him at the moment. They obtained a warrant for his arrest after studying that he had entered her condominium earlier than she disappeared. His physique was then discovered inside a storage.

More than 60 detectives are working completely on the case, the sheriff stated, and a complete of about 176 personnel throughout Orange, Seminole and Volusa counties are helping the search, which incorporates skilled canine from a number of businesses, helicopters, dive groups and digital strategies. Detectives have performed practically 30 searches, he added.

Marcano, a 19-year-old Valencia College pupil, was final seen simply earlier than 5 p.m. final Friday; her household reported her lacking after she missed a flight residence to South Florida that night.


“I know that Miya’s family and her loved ones are going through unimaginable anguish as they try and find out what happened to Miya,” stated the sheriff, who inspired folks throughout central Florida to report something that they really feel might be related.

“We welcome the family and friends and anyone else who wants to help out, as well,” Mina stated.

The firm that owns the Arden Villas condominium advanced stated all potential workers bear felony background checks, and no information of housebreaking or sexual assault appeared for Caballero.

A Florida Department of Law Enforcement felony historical past for Caballero reveals one prior arrest within the state. In December 2013 he was arrested in Polk County on prices of utilizing a damaging machine leading to property harm and discharging a weapon on faculty property, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

An arrest report stated Polk County Sheriff’s deputies had been referred to as to the campus of Warner University after a report of a bomb going off inside a dorm. The explosive turned out to be a rest room bowl cleaner concoction inside a plastic drink bottle. The report stated Caballero admitted to utilizing the improvised explosive as a “prank” on different residents of the dorm. No one was injured.