LARGO, Fla. — A mosquito control worker was found face-down in a Florida creek where he had been sent to conduct tests.

The Tampa Bay Times reports a park ranger found the body of 63-year-old Rafael Lorenzo Ufret Ortiz on Monday.

Pinellas County Sheriff’s officials said the death isn’t believed to be suspicious but the cause of his death is not known.

Officials say Ortiz was a spray technician and was last seen Monday morning heading to the creek.

An investigation continues

Author photo
The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.