Gay Mayoral Candidate Found Dead in Mississippi
JACKSON, Miss. — Law enforcement agents on Wednesday afternoon confirmed that the body found near the Mississippi River in Coahoma County is that of Clarksdale mayoral candidate Marco McMillian, who had been missing since early Tuesday.
The Coahoma County Sheriff’s Department made the announcement at a news conference.
The body was found around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday near the levee between Sherard and Rena Lara.
A person of interest has been taken into custody, but sheriff’s officials didn’t provide the name or where the person is being held. The Clarion Ledger reported that authorities have identified the person as Lawrence Reed, 22, of Clarksdale.
Charges haven’t been filed.