Law enforcement in Orange County, Florida, announced Monday that they have found the body of a person concerned with the case of missing teen Mia Marcano.
The body of Armando Manuel Caballero was found in an apartment complex in Seminole County, Orange County Sheriff John Mina revealed Monday. Died of an apparent suicide.
Caballero, a maintenance worker at the Orlando apartment complex where 19-year-old Marcano also worked and lived, was named a person of interest because investigators discovered he used a master key to enter Marcano’s apartment minutes before she was due. Last seen last Friday afternoon.
Mina said Caballero, 27, had expressed a romantic interest in Marcano, who had “repeatedly rejected” his advances.
Police are still investigating Caballero’s death, but Mina said he apparently died “some time ago”.
Regarding Marcano’s disappearance, the mayor’s office said in a statement on Monday, “Investigators suspect there was an error.”
At a press conference on Monday the same day, Marcano’s aunt said she was optimistic her niece was still alive.
“Mia, this letter is for you,” Aunt Bea Scarbriel Henry said. “I know you’re alive. I know you’re there. We love you. You know we won’t sleep one night until we bring you home.”
Marcano has been described as being 5 feet tall and around 130 pounds with brown hair and green eyes. She was last seen at the Arden Villas apartment complex in Orlando, wearing a red shirt, jeans and a black hoodie.
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