Pinellas mosquito control worker found dead in a creek

The Aedes aegypti mosquito carries the Zika virus. (JIM DAMASKE | Times)

Largo (WTFF) – A Pinellas County mosquito spray technician was found dead face-down in a creek Monday.

Rafael Lorenzo Ufret Ortiz, 63, of St. Petersburg, had worked for the county since 2002, according to

A park ranger found his dead body around noon in the easement north of 134th Avenue N between Adams Circle and 121st Street.

The cause of death is unknown.

He was a senior spray technician and was out conducting mosquito control tests.

This is an ongoing investigation.