Gay MS Mayoral Candidate Murdered
found murdered yesterday. McMillian was running for mayor of the small town of Clarksdale.
Coahoma County Coroner Scotty Meredith said the body of 34-year-old Marco McMillian was found on the Mississippi River levee Wednesday at about 10 a.m. The sheriff's office said Wednesday in a news release on its Facebook page that a person of interest was in custody, but had not been formally charged. The department also said authorities had been looking for McMillian since a man crashed the candidate's car into another vehicle on Tuesday. McMillian was not in the car. The sheriff's office said deputies responded to the two-car crash on U.S. Highway 49 South near the Coahoma and Tallahatchie county lines on Tuesday about 8 a.m. Will Rooker, a spokesman for the sheriff's office, declined to release other details. He said the investigation is ongoing.In 2004, Ebony Magazine named McMillian as one of its "30 up-and-coming African Americans" under age 30 for his HIV activism.