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FBI joins in the search for missing Florida woman Miya Marcano

The FBI is assisting in the search for a 19-year-old woman who went missing last Friday from an Orlando apartment complex.  Sheriff John Mina of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday that the FBI is aiding in the search for Miya Marcano, who was last seen at about 5 p.m. on Friday at the Arden Villas Luxury Apartments in Orlando, where she lived and worked.

According to the sheriff, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement has assisted with specially trained canines that can locate electronics, specifically cell phones. Other local agencies have provided dogs and dive teams to search bodies in the water. Earlier this week, Armando Manuel Caballero, a person of interest in the case, had been found dead of an apparent suicide.  Sheriff Mina said authorities believe Caballero, who worked at the apartments, had accessed Marcano’s apartment without her permission and there was an arrest warrant for him for burglary. Currently, investigators aren’t looking for any other people in connection to Marcano’s disappearance, saying Caballero “was the main person that we are focusing on.”

Marcano was wearing a red shirt, jeans, and a black hoodie at her apartment complex when she was last seen. The sheriff’s office said in a Facebook post that Marcano “had a scheduled flight that evening, but never made it on the plane.”  Authorities urge anyone with information to call the Central Florida Crimeline or 407-836-4357.

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