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‘Person of interest’ in Central Florida woman’s disappearance found dead

The Orange County sheriff is pleading with the public for any information leading to Miya Marcano, a missing 19-year-old Valencia College student.
This image provided by the Orange County Sheriff's Office in Orlando, Fla., shows a part of a missing persons poster with an image of missing student Miya Marcano. On Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, authorities found the body of a maintenance worker who was considered a person of interest in the case of Marcano, a central Florida college student who has been missing since Friday, Sept. 24. (Orange County Sheriff's Office via AP)
This image provided by the Orange County Sheriff's Office in Orlando, Fla., shows a part of a missing persons poster with an image of missing student Miya Marcano. On Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, authorities found the body of a maintenance worker who was considered a person of interest in the case of Marcano, a central Florida college student who has been missing since Friday, Sept. 24. (Orange County Sheriff's Office via AP) [ AP ]
Published Sep. 27
Updated Sep. 28

‘ORLANDO (AP) — Authorities found the body Monday of a maintenance worker who was considered a person of interest in the case of a central Florida college student who has been missing since Friday.

Armando Manuel Caballero, 27, was found dead from an apparent suicide in his Seminole County apartment on Monday, as detectives continued to search for Miya Marcano, a 19-year-old Valencia College student.

Sheriff John Mina shows photos of Armando Manuel Caballero during a press conference on the case of missing 19-year-old Miya Marcano at the Orange County Sheriff's Office Central Operations on Monday.
Sheriff John Mina shows photos of Armando Manuel Caballero during a press conference on the case of missing 19-year-old Miya Marcano at the Orange County Sheriff's Office Central Operations on Monday.

Orange County Sheriff John Mina on Monday pleaded with the public for any information leading to Marcano.

“Miya is still missing. Her disappearance is suspicious and our detectives suspect foul play,” the sheriff said.

Investigators said Caballero had expressed an interest in Marcano, but she had repeatedly rebuffed him.

Marcano worked and lived at the same Orlando apartment complex where Caballero was employed. The maintenance worker had a master key that could be used to enter apartments, and Caballero used it to get into Marcano’s apartment about a half hour before she finished her shift in the leasing office on Friday afternoon, the last time she was seen, Mina said.