Body believed to be missing college student Miya Marcano found, Florida sheriff says.
On Sept. 24, Miya Marcono was reported missing after she was last seen wearing a red shirt and jeans at the Arden Villas apartment complex in Orlando, where she worked and lived, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.
Earlier Saturday,2nd October 2021, police officers found the body believed to be that of Ms. Marcano in a wooded area near Tymber Skan apartments in Orlando, located about 20 miles from the building where she lived.
“Our hearts are broken,” John W. Mina, the Orange County sheriff, said at a news conference on Saturday.
According to a statement released by Valencia College, where Ms. Marcano studied, “the entire Valencia community is grieving the loss of one of our own.”
We offer our deepest condolences to the family of Miya Marcano, a Valencia student, whose death was confirmed today by local law enforcement officials. The entire Valencia community is grieving the loss of one of our own.
— Valencia College (@valenciacollege) October 2, 2021
The sheriff said officials could not yet identify a cause of death. “Although we are very certain of the identity, the positive identification will have to come from the medical examiner’s office,” he said.