30 September (WNN) — The FBI on Thursday joined the search for 19-year-old Orlando, Fla., woman Mia Marcano, who went missing on Friday.
Orange County Sheriff John Mina said the FBI was lending technology to the search for Marcano, who was last seen at 5 p.m. Friday at the Arden Villa luxury apartment where she lived and worked.
Mina said sheriff’s emergency response teams conducted about 30 searches in Orange, Seminole and Volusia counties and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement assisted by deploying dogs trained to locate electronics such as cellphones.
“We’ve been in touch with Mia’s family and friends every day, several times a day, trying to keep them updated on everything we’re doing,” he said.
Residents of Arden Villa, where the person of interest Armando Caballero also worked, said they received a letter on Thursday saying law enforcement would enter their storage units and garages, WESH-TV in Orlando reported.
The family also said that Caballero’s cellphone was pinged near New Smyrna, Fla., south of Daytona, at some point after Marcano’s disappearance.
Caballero, who was a maintenance worker at the building and allegedly used a master key fob to enter his apartment before Marcano went missing, was found dead on Monday at a Seminole County apartment complex.
Mina said that Caballero had expressed a romantic interest in Marcano, which attracted his attention.
Marcano was reported missing after he failed to board a flight to visit his family in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Family members on Tuesday gave details that there was a conflict in her apartment before she went missing.