Incident Finally Ruled "Homicide By Undetermined Means"
After the prime suspect, 27-year-old maintenance worker Armando Manual Caballero, was found dead from apparent suicide days before her body was discovered, the autopsy results for Miya Marcano have finally returned:
Homicide By Undetermined Means
What does this mean for the investigation and closure for the Marcano family?
Orange County Sheriff John Mina is not sure that they will ever know what really happened to Miya. Her body was reportedly in a state of "advanced decay" and nearly "completely skeletonized". According to Mina, Caballero may have developed unrequited romantic feelings for Miya that led him to take her life and then his own.
If you are unfamiliar with the Miya Marcano case:
Miya Marcano was a 19-year-old Valencia college student who went missing on September 24th after missing a flight to visit relatives in Fort Lauderdale.
After an exhaustive search effort that was heavily criticized by friends and family, Miya's restrained and decomposed body was found in an abandoned section of an apartment complex. Complex maintenance worker Armando Manuel Caballero (now deceased) was identified by police as the prime suspect. Police determined that Caballero may have used a master key to enter the apartment of Miya Marcano and that is why there were no signs of a break-in or struggle.
Caballero worked at Arden Villas, the apartment complex where Miya Marcano lived. Her family is still grieving her loss and looking forward to answers from the medical examiner that may never come.