TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A Leon County grand jury will be reviewing the investigation into the homicide of a prominent LGBTQ+ advocate, according to the Tallahassee Police Department.
Jorge “George” Diaz-Johnston, a doctorate student at Florida State University, was reported missing on Jan. 3. He turned up dead on Jan. 8 in a landfill in Jackson County, police said. He was 54.
Diaz-Johnston and Don Johnston sued the Miami-Dade County Clerk of the Courts for the right to get married and won in 2015. The couple got separated last year.
Diaz-Johnston was the brother of former Miami Mayor Manny Diaz and the uncle of Manny Diaz II, the former coach of the University of Miami Hurricanes.
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Torres contributed to this report from Miami.