Body of Murdered Gay Mayoral Candidate Found In Mississippi

Some very sad news. Investigators in Coahoma County believe they have found the body of openly gay mayoral candidate Marco McMillian. The body was found near the Mississippi River, and though it hasn't been officially identified, coroner Scotty Meredith says McMillian “is the only person we have missing.”

"McMillian, CEO of MWM & Associates — a consulting firm that works with non-profit organizations — had been missing since Tuesday morning. ABC 24 News reported that inside sources say McMillian, who until his death was in a bid to become mayor of Clarksdale, Miss., gave a ride to someone who ended up killing him, dumping his body along a river levy west of the city, and stole his car."

It was a head-on collision with McMillian's vehicle that led authorities to search for his car. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is now investigating. The Victory Fund gave their condolences, tweeting “Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Marco McMillian, one of the 1st viable openly LGBT candidates in Mississippi,” while opponent Bill Luckett also offered sympathies, calling him a "very articulate, clean-cut young man."