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Celebration of life, funeral held in memory of Miya Marcano

The family is asking for donations to be sent to the Miya Marcano Foundation in lieu of flowers.
Credit: Provided By Family Of Miya Marcano
Attorney Daryl Washington says Miya Marcano's co-worker, Armando Caballero, repeatedly made unwanted advances towards her. Washington says she always made it clear that she just wanted to be friends and colleagues, nothing else.

ORLANDO, Fla. — Family, friends and the community came together to honor and remember the life of 19-year-old Miya Marcano.

A visitation was scheduled from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Cooper City Church of God in Cooper City, Florida. Marcano's funeral service happened at 11 a.m. Thursday at the same church.

She was buried at Bailey Memorial Gardens in North Lauderdale, Florida.

The family asked for donations to be sent to the Miya Marcano Foundation in lieu of flowers, Bell's Funeral Home and Cremation Services wrote on their website.

There is a memory wall and photo gallery on the website, as well. People are welcomed to share a memory of Marcano or send their condolences to the family.

The Florida college girl disappeared Friday, Sept. 24, shortly after 27-year-old Manuel Caballero, a maintenance worker, was seen letting himself into her apartment with a master key, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

Her body was later found in a wooded area around the Tymber Skan on the Lake Condominiums in Central Florida, with a purse containing her identification having been located in the area, Sheriff John Mina said.

Caballero reportedly lived at the complex at some point, and he had been considered a person of interest in the case. He was found dead on Sept. 27 in an apparent death by suicide.

Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect the correct time of the funeral. It is at 11 a.m., not 10 a.m.

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