by Gwen Filosa, FLKeysNews
A Florida Keys activist known for fighting off the release of genetically modified mosquitoes near her home died last week in Washington, DC.
Mila de Mier, 45, was found face down in a swimming pool at a hotel at the Washington DC Convention Center at 9:35 AM Tuesday, according to WJLA.
The DC Fire Department says the drowning happened at the Cambria Hotel & Suites Washington, DC. Convention Center, WJLA reported. Medical crews attempted to treat her but later pronounced her dead.
People across Florida took to social media to pay tribute to de Mier, a seemingly tireless activist who was in DC as part of her fight against GM mosquitoes.
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