Funeral services scheduled for Miya Marcano, 19-year-old college student who went missing and was found dead in Florida

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  • Wake and funeral services for Florida teen Miya Marcano will be held on Wednesday and Thursday.

  • They will take place at Cooper City Church of God in Cooper City, Florida

  • Marcano's family has launched a foundation to help families of missing persons.

Miya Marcano, a South Florida teen that disappeared last month and was found dead in Orlando will be laid to rest this week.

"These are the funeral arrangements set for My Princess Miya Marcano," Miya's father, Marlon Marcano, wrote in a Facebook post Sunday, detailing services for his daughter.

Her wake will take place Wednesday from 5 pm to 8 pm est and the memorial service will happen the following day at 11 am. Both will be held at Cooper City Church of God in Cooper City, Florida and the interment will shift to Bailey Memorial Gardens in North Lauderdale.

Marcano, was a 19-year-old sophomore student at Orlando's Valencia College and worked at her apartment complex, Arden Villas. Her family reported her missing on Sept. 24 after she missed her flight home to Fort Lauderdale.

Orange County Sheriff's department said a few days after she went missing that Marcano's door had been entered by Armando Caballero, a 27-year-old maintenance worker, unauthorized the day she disappeared. He later killed himself and was the prime suspect in the case.

On October 2, a body believed to belong to Marcano was found in a wooded area near an apartment building. Days later, authorities confirmed the body was Marcano.

Over the weekend the Marcano family launched the Miya Marcano Foundation saying that it "has a mission to support, educate and provide resources to families of missing persons, while advocating for the protection of students and our most vulnerable population."

"In lieu of flowers," the family has asked for donations for the Miya Marcano Foundation, Miya's father said.

"We're honored to keep Miya's light shining through the establishment of her Foundation," a Facebook post for the group said.

You can watch funeral services for Marcano live here.

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