The family of missing 19-year-old college student Miya Marcano said they’re “devastated” and vowed to get justice after remains believed to belong to her were discovered near an Orlando, Florida, apartment building.
Marcano’s cousin Caili Sue said that the family has been “very somber” since the news of tragic discovery Saturday near the Tymber Skan on the Lake Condominiums.
“We are devastated. We are angry and we know our lives have now been changed forever,” she told The Sun.
Sue said that the family, who had traveled to Orlando for the search, will stay until the autopsy is completed and the body is released to them.
“We are not leaving without Miya,” she added. “We will get justice for her once things die down and we bring her home.”
Orange County Sheriff John Mina said authorities have identified the suspect as Armand Manuel Caballero, whose cellphone data led cops to Marcano’s body.
Caballero was found dead of an apparent suicide in his own apartment elsewhere in Orlando on Monday.
“We believe pretty conclusively that Armando Caballero is responsible for this crime, and we are not looking for any other person or persons in this case,” the sheriff said.
Marcano had reportedly turned down multiple advances by Caballero, a maintenance worker in the apartment complex where she lived and worked.
Marcano, who was studying at Valencia College, was reported missing Sept. 24 after she didn’t show up for a late-night flight to Fort Lauderdale.