On 3 January, Jorge – a beloved figure in the local LGBTQ+ community – was reported missing at the start of the month. After a five day search, the Tallahassee Police found his body face down in the local landfill on 8 January.

Since the discovery, authorities have ruled the 54-year-old’s death as a homicide – possibly due to foul play. Jorge’s husband Don opened up about his painful loss in a statement to Facebook. “There are just no words for the loss of my beloved husband Jorge Isaias Diaz-Johnston.

I can’t stop crying as I try and write this,” he wrote. “But he meant so much to all of you as he did to me. So I am fighting through the tears to share with you our loss of him. “Please share the news with everyone you can.