Lake Mary police Chief Steve Bracknell on Wednesday called Dang's slaying a "horrific event."
"This person was known to all of us," Bracknell
had suffered an "apparent gunshot wound," though the cause of death remained under investigation by the Seminole County Medical Examiner
Officers who were familiar with Dang soon noticed her vehicle was missing, Bracknell
said, prompting police to alert other agencies.
"The state attorney believes that there's investigatory information in that 911 tape," Bracknell
According to Bracknell
, Luciano may have traveled to Lake Mary
on a SunRail train and is thought to have grown up in the area or have relatives nearby.
said authorities have built "an extremely good case" against Luciano but would not elaborate on the investigation.