Sheriff John Mina said investigators notified the Marcano family of the discovery, but authorities are still
awaiting official identification from the medical examiner. The cause of death has not yet been determined.
"Everyone wanted this result to be different," Mina said.
Marcano has been missing since Sept. 24, when she was last seen at Arden Villas Luxury Apartments in Orlando, where she lived and worked, according to the sheriff's office.
Members of the Orange County Police Emergency Response Team found the body around 10:45 a.m. Mina said Saturday as he searched a wooded area near Tymber Skan on the lake, about 18 miles west of his home. He said that a bag with her identification was located near the body.
Cell phone records indicated that Armando Manuel Caballero, the person in question who was found dead in an apparent suicide on September 27, was "in or near" the apartments for approximately 20 minutes between 8 p.m. And at 9 p.m. that night, Marcano's disappearance was reported, according to the bailiff.
Mina said Saturday that Caballero lived in Tymber Skan's apartments.
Mina told reporters that the next steps in the case "will focus a lot on the autopsy" and completing the timeline of the events in the case, adding that she was confident that authorities could achieve a comprehensive understanding of what happened. .
Marcano was last seen around 5 p.m. Friday, September 24, according to the sheriff's office. He was scheduled to catch a flight that night, but he never got on the plane.
Mina previously said authorities believed Caballero, a maintenance worker at Arden Villas, had accessed Marcano's apartment without his permission. An arrest warrant was issued for Knight for theft.
During the initial investigation, Caballero told investigators that he last saw Marcano around 3 p.m. That day while she was at work, Mina said at a news conference Monday.
"We now know that a maintenance master key, which was known to be in Caballero's possession, was used to enter Mia's apartment on Friday afternoon, around 4:30. This was approximately 30 minutes before it ended. his job, "the sheriff said. Monday. "Transformation in the apartment complex".
Mina said Caballero showed a romantic interest in Marcano, but was repeatedly rejected