A gay rights activist whose participation in a 2014 legal fight led to a landmark same-sex marriage victory in Florida has been found dead. His death has been ruled a homicide, police said.
Jorge Diaz-Johnston, 54, had not been seen since Jan. 3 when his body was found at a Jackson County landfill on Jan. 8, roughly 90 miles west of where he was last seen in Tallahassee, authorities said.
The trash had initially been collected from another nearby landfill, which is accessible to the public, according to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, which said an autopsy will determine a cause of death. Continue Reading