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Body of missing Tallahassee man found in landfill, homicide investigation underway

54-year-old Jorge Diaz-Johnston was last seen on Jan. 3 near the 2800 block of Remington Green Circle.
According to Equality Florida, Jorge Diaz-Johnston and his husband Don were integral in overturning a gay marriage ban in Florida in 2015.
Published: Jan. 12, 2022 at 4:42 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 13, 2022 at 10:04 AM EST
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - The body of a missing Tallahassee man was found at a landfill over the weekend, said Alicia Turner of the Tallahassee Police Department. A homicide investigation is underway.

54-year-old Jorge Diaz-Johnston was last seen on January 3 near the 2800 block of Remington Green Circle, according to a missing person flyer issued by TPD on January 8. The area is located just off Capital Circle and is comprised of commercial buildings housing various companies.

Turner confirmed Diaz-Johnston’s body had been found earlier Saturday morning, around 9:30 at the Springhill Landfill in Campbellton, which is in Jackson County. However, investigators at the scene said the body was found in a trash pile that had come from a metal bay accessible by the public at the Baker Landfill, which is in Okaloosa County.

OCSO News Release: The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a man was found dead in a trash pile...

Posted by Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office on Sunday, January 9, 2022

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office initially took over the case, but said it has since been handed over to TPD.

Detectives have asked anyone who may have information to call 850-891-4200, or make an anonymous to CrimeStoppers at 850-574-TIPS.

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