A medical examiner has completed an autopsy on a woman killed in Florida, but the results still leave many questions unanswered.
Miya MarcanoAccording to results published Monday in local media, the 19-year-old was so decomposed that determining the cause of death has been hindered. Dr. Joshua D. Stephany of the Ninth District Medical Examiner’s Office in Orlando determined that someone did indeed kill Marcano, but he was unable to explain how it happened.
“Considering the circumstances surrounding the death, and after an autopsy and toxicology analysis, I believe that the death of Miya Marcano, a 19-year-old black woman, was found almost completely boneless. and is in a stage of severe decomposition, as a result of murder by unidentified means,” he said. Written (h/t WPLG).
The doctor did not name the suspect, but police previously said Marcano .’s colleague Armando Manuel Caballero27 years old, kidnapped and killed her.
The 19-year-old girl went missing on September 24 at the Arden Villas Apartment, where she lived and worked. Caballero, a maintenance man, romantically pursued her and accepted no answers, Orange County Sheriff John Mina Yes speak. In this account, Caballero used a master key to enter her apartment on September 24 at 4:30 p.m., half an hour before Marcano left for work.
Investigators received an arrest warrant for the burglary against Caballero, but maintenance workers at Sabal Club Apartments in neighboring Seminole County found him dead September 27 in an apparent suicide. He hanged himself inside a garage used to store paint.
Marcano was found dead just days later on October 2 near Tymber Skan’s apartments, and according to Stephany, her body was “almost completely boneless”. This interfered with the analysis. For example, there was a piece of black duct tape wrapped around Marcano’s neck, but decomposition and exposure to the elements made it impossible for the examiner to know when it was placed.
Stephany wrote: “It is possible that the original duct tape covered her nose and/or mouth.
There’s also black duct tape that ties Marcano’s wrists behind her back, and also ties her ankles together, he wrote.
“There is no definitive evidence of trauma,” he wrote in an overview of his findings.
There were no more internal organs and “very little soft tissue left” to examine for injury, Stephany wrote. He found no trauma to the remaining soft tissue.
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