openly gay mayoral candidate Marco McMillian murdered
Body of Openly Gay MS Mayoral Candidate Marco McMillian Found, Homicide Suspected (Photo credit:  Reuters)

A body found in Coahoma County, Miss., has now been confirmed to be that of Clarksdale mayoral candidate Marco McMillian, 34.

Police began searching for Marco McMillian after his car was involved in an accident that sent two people to the hospital. His body was found about 10 to 15 miles west of Clarksdale. Source

According to the latest media reports, authorities are investigating the death of Marco McMillian, who was openly gay, as a homicide and said a person of interest is in custody. No other details were released.

Coahoma County Coroner Scotty Meredith said Marco McMillian’s body was found near the levee between Sherard and Rena Lara. It was sent to Jackson for an autopsy.