(Trends Wide) — The FBI is assisting in the search for a 19-year-old woman who disappeared from an Orlando apartment complex last Friday, the Orange County Sheriff said Thursday.
Sheriff John Mina said the office is lending technology to the search for Miya Marcano, who was last seen around 5 p.m. Friday at the Arden Villas Luxury Apartments in Orlando, where she lived and worked.
The sheriff’s office emergency response team and other agencies have conducted nearly 30 searches in Orange, Seminole and Volusia counties since Marcano went missing, Mina said.
According to the sheriff, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement has assisted with specially trained dogs that can locate electronic devices, specifically cell phones.
Other local agencies have provided dogs and diving equipment to do a water search and helicopters have also been used, among other tools.
“We have been in contact with Miya’s family and friends every day, several times a day, trying to keep them updated on everything we are doing,” the sheriff said.
HELP FIND MIYA: Miya Marcano is still missing. We suspect foul play. Person of interest Armando Caballero was found dead today. It appears he killed himself.
Caballero was a maintenance worker at Arden Villas, where Miya lives, works & was last seen.
Call 407-836-4357 w/ info. pic.twitter.com/fQb0JxOSUx
— Orange County Sheriff’s Office (@OrangeCoSheriff) September 27, 2021
Earlier this week, the sheriff said Armando Manuel Caballero, a person of interest in the case, had been found dead in what was apparently a suicide. Mina said authorities believe that Caballero, who worked in the apartments, had entered Marcano’s home without his permission. There was a warrant for his arrest for robbery.
Investigators are not looking for other people in connection with Marcano’s disappearance, the sheriff said Thursday, adding that the investigation is ongoing and that things could change.
Caballero “was the main person we focused on,” he said.
Marcano was wearing a red shirt, jeans and a black hoodie when she was last seen, the sheriff’s office said this week.
Marcano “had a flight scheduled that night, but he never got on the plane,” he added in a Facebook post.
People wishing to report clues to the case can call Central Florida Crimeline or 407-836-4357.
Trends Wide’s Rebekah Riess contributed to this report.