Orange County, Florida officials confirmed Tuesday that human remains found The weekend is of Mia Marcano, a 19-year-old college student in Orlando who went missing last month.
The cause of death of 19-year-old Marcano has not been released.
Orange and Osceola County Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Joshua Stephanie said in a statement Tuesday: “A woman positive, whose body was recovered in a wooded area on October 2, 2021, has been identified as Mia Marcano. Has been done.” “This case is still active law enforcement investigation and any further requests for information, including cause and manner of death, will be deferred to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.”
Marcano’s family, who reported her missing on September 24 after not boarding a flight home from Orlando to South Florida, mourned her over the weekend when law enforcement said they were “very certain” that The body found on Saturday was that of Marcano.
“She was only 19. She had her whole life ahead of her,” said Mia’s cousin, Callie Sue, in a sigh. “I can’t even put into words how we feel as a family right now I feel lost. I feel like I failed my cousin and I don’t know how to get over it.”
The last place Marcano was seen alive was the Arden Villa apartment complex in Orlando, where she worked and lived. According to investigators, a maintenance worker at the apartment complex used a master key to enter Marcano’s apartment last Friday afternoon, minutes before he was last seen.
His disappearance began to attract national attention when authorities found the maintenance worker, Armando Manuel Caballero, dead of an apparent suicide. Investigators also reported that 27-year-old Caballero had expressed a romantic interest in Marcano and that he “repeatedly turned down” his advances.