Missing man found dead in Jackson County sparking homicide investigation by TPD

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The same day Jorge Diaz-Johnston was publicly reported missing by the Tallahassee Police Department (TPD), his body was found in Jackson County sparking a homicide investigation.

The 54-year-old was located around 9:30 a.m. Saturday by a citizen and reported to local law enforcement that notified TPD, according to spokesperson Alicia Turner

An autopsy has been completed, but Turner said she could not provide a cause of death or more information as investigators are still "combing through evidence."

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Jorge Diaz-Johnston was found dead in Jackson County Saturday, sparking a homicide investigation by the Tallahassee Police Department.
Jorge Diaz-Johnston was found dead in Jackson County Saturday, sparking a homicide investigation by the Tallahassee Police Department.

He was last seen in the 2800 block of Remington Green Circle on Monday, Jan. 3, according to a missing persons flyer.

He was recently a Ph.D student in Florida State University's department of religion, according to his LinkedIn page.

Detectives ask anyone who may have information regarding this incident to please call TPD at 850-891-4200. They may also remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 850-574-TIPS.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

Contact Christopher Cann at ccann@tallahassee.com and follow @ChrisCannFL on Twitter.

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