VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — The Marcano family still hanging onto hope 19-year-old Miya will be found safe. 

The search is still on for the missing teen. On Friday, Volusia County authorities are mobilized in New Smyrna Beach.

This is the third county searched, after Orange and Seminole counties.


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Miya Marcano was last seen on Sept. 24, at her apartment complex, Arden Villas, in Orlando. 

The sheriff’s office mobile command unit has established an area where they will pick the search for Marcano today.

Orange County deputies expanded the search into a wooded, marshy area of New Smyrna Beach on Thursday.  It’s because they discovered a ping in the area from Armando Caballero’s cell phone.

He’s the only suspect in Miya Marcano’s disappearance.

Caballero was found hanged in a garage building at the Camden Club Apartments in Longwood where he lived on Monday, according to a Seminole County Sheriff`s Office report. Investigators say he died of a suicide.

Miya’s family has come out and searched in the New Smyrna Beach area, too, once they heard about the ping.

“If nobody else, her family is going to find her,” said Adriana Sue, Mercano’s cousin. “We look out for each other and we never leave anybody behind. She’s ours and we’re hers."

Family and friends are urging people to come out to a candlelight vigil planned for 7:30 p.m. Friday at Arden Villas. They request that people wear blue and say they hope the candles will help light the way home for Marcano.

The family also called on the FBI to help in the search, and the feds are assisting with some special technology.

Investigators say the best way the community can help is to remember if they saw anything and to report it.