Orange County

Medical Examiner’s Office identifies body found in wooded area as Miya Marcano

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Medical Examiner’s Office identified a body that was found in a wooded area over the weekend as Miya Marcano.

The chief medical examiner said the case is currently under active law enforcement investigation.


The cause and manner of her death were not released.

Forensics investigators surrounded the Tymber Skan on the Lake Condominiums on Saturday, where the 19-year-old was discovered dead just over a week after her disappearance.

READ: Family demands justice after tragic loss of Miya Marcano in Orange County

Investigators believe that a maintenance worker, Armando Caballero, used a master key fob at the Arden Villas on Sept. 24 to break into her apartment and abduct her.

Caballero was found dead on Sept. 27 at a different apartment complex in Seminole County in an apparent suicide.

Photos: Timeline: Search for Miya Marcano in Central Florida

Now that investigators are sure the body they found Saturday morning is Marcano, the family is ready for this case to close so they can move on.

But before that, they want justice.

The Marcano family legal team is conducting an investigation of their own, speaking to people who live in her complex and find out more details about the prime suspect, Armando Caballero, who family attorney Daryl Washington said he’s sure he did it.

READ: Arden Villas residents raise concerns over complex following death of Miya Marcano

Washington said the family still hasn’t heard from Arden Villas, the complex where Marcano lived.

READ: Body of missing woman Miya Marcano found, sheriff says

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Katlyn Brieskorn,

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.

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