Police say they are 'very certain' they discovered the body of missing 19-year-old Miya Marcano

Police say they are 'very certain' they discovered the body of missing 19-year-old Miya Marcano
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Miya Marcano
Police believe they found the body of Miya Marcano. Orange County

Florida police on Saturday said they discovered a body they believe belongs to Miya Marcano, the 19-year-old woman who has been missing since September 24.

Ahead of her disappearance, she was expected to make a visit to her family in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Orange County Sheriff John Mina said the body was found Saturday morning near the Tymber Skan on the Lake Condominiums in Orange County.

"Everyone wanted this outcome to be different," Mina said during a Saturday news conference.

Marcano was a student at Valencia College. She was last spotted at the Arden Villas apartments complex in Orlando where she lived and worked, the sheriff's office said.

A person of interest in the case - Armando Manuel Caballero, who was a maintenance worker at Marcano's apartment complex - was found dead of an apparent suicide in his apartment earlier this week.

Earlier this week, the FBI got involved in the case to assist in the investigation "in the manner of technology," a process that included using canines to locate cellphones believed to be connected to Caballero.

Police were led to the area based on cellphone records discovered during the process, according to Mina. Investigators also found a purse near the body containing Marcano's identification.

Authorities notified Marcano's family that a body has been found, Mina said. But a medical examiner has not yet seen the body.

"Although we are very certain of the identity, the positive identification will have to come from the medical examiner's office. At this time we cannot confirm a cause of death," Mina said.

Insider's Kelly McLaughlin contributed to this report.

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