The body of an LGBTQ advocate and brother of a former Miami mayor has been discovered in a landfill

The death of an LGBTQ advocate and brother of a former Miami mayor is being investigated as a homicide, 당국은 말했다, after his body was discovered in a Florida landfill.

Jorge Diaz-Johnston, a plaintiff in a historic same-sex marriage lawsuit against Miami-Dade County in 2014, was found dead at a Jackson County landfill on January 8, 그만큼 Tallahassee Police Department 말했다.
The body had been in trash collected from an Okaloosa County landfill that morning and transported to Jackson County by a garbage transportation company, [object Window] released by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office.
      The 54-year-old was last seen January 3 in Tallahassee, 경찰은 말했다.
        Diaz-Johnston and his husband Don Johnston were one of six couples who filed a lawsuit in Miami-Dade County in 2014 challenging Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage. A Miami-Dade circuit judge ruled in the couplesfavor in 2015.
          There are just no words for the loss of my beloved husband Jorge Isaias Diaz-Johnston,” Johnston wrote on social media 수요일. “He touched so many people with his kind and generous heart.
          Manny Diaz, chair of the Florida Democratic Party and the mayor of Miami from 2001-2009, 성명 발표 thanking police and city officials who worked to locate his brother and investigate the circumstances surrounding his disappearance.
            I am profoundly appreciative of the outpouring of support shown to me, my brother-in-law Don, and my family after the loss of my brother, Jorge Diaz-Johnston. My brother was such a special gift to this world whose heart and legacy will continue to live on for generations to come,” 성명은 말했다.
            The investigation into Diaz-Johnston’s death is ongoing, the Tallahassee Police Department said. Investigators asked for those with any information to contact detectives.

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