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Gay Mississippi Mayoral Candidate Found Dead

The body of Marco McMillian, a Clarksdale, mayoral candidate the Victory Fund describes as "one of the 1st viable openly #LGBT candidates in Mississippi" has been found near a highway, according to the Press Register:

McmilllianThe Press Register has received a reliable report, unconfirmed by the Coahoma County Sheriff’s Office, that at approximately 8:45 a.m., Wednesday, the body of mayoral candidate Marco McMillian was found by the levee off Highway 1.
There is no word yet on the cause of death.

County and state emergency and law enforcement personnel had been searching for McMillian, 34, since another man, who is currently at The Med in Memphis, drove his car into another vehicle.

According to a press release by the Coahoma County Sheriff’s Office, at around 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, McMillian’s vehicle (a dark-colored, full-sized SUV - aTahoe or Yukon), was involved in a head on collision on Highway 49 near the county border of Tallahatchie and Coahoma counties.

Will Rooker, a spokesperson for the sheriff’s office, said he didn’t know how the collision happened and as far as he knew, the sheriff’s office hasn’t assigned anyone blame in the accident. The driver of McMillian’s vehicle was injured and was airlifted to the MED in Memphis and, as of Wednesday morning, he remains there. The other driver was treated at a local hospital and was released.

 

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  1. This is a very confusing story. So much is left out.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Feb 27, 2013 1:13:49 PM


  2. He was involved in a car crash and died. I think the article is fairly clear.

    Posted by: Grover Underwood | Feb 27, 2013 1:33:49 PM


  3. grover, quite smoking the funny stuff and read again. someone OTHER THAN mcmillian was in a head on collision, mcm was found dead by the side of a levee. no details on cause of death yet.

    this will be ugly no matter how it goes down.

    Posted by: bandanajack | Feb 27, 2013 1:39:26 PM


  4. grover, quite smoking the funny stuff and read again. someone OTHER THAN mcmillian was in a head on collision, mcm was found dead by the side of a levee. no details on cause of death yet.

    this will be ugly no matter how it goes down.

    Posted by: bandanajack | Feb 27, 2013 1:39:28 PM


  5. Shady. I read it was supposedly believed that McMillian was involved in a fight with the driver of the car who then killed McMillian. Of course we can't know for sure. This is an ugly story. Worst of all a man who seemingly did so much for his community in Mississippi and is one of the few out politicians in the South is dead.

    RIP Marco McMillian.

    Posted by: Francis | Feb 27, 2013 2:25:04 PM


  6. That Press Register piece is certainly one of the most poorly written news stories I've ever read. Even with careful reading, it is very difficult to determine who was where when and who did what with what. The writing is absolutely atrocious; I'd think any newspaper would be MORTIFIED to release this piece, it's embarrassingly unprofessional. I've know 4th graders who could write much better explanatory paragraphs.

    Posted by: Kevin Foster | Feb 27, 2013 11:44:27 PM


  7. I read it through a couple times

    Very confusing.

    Posted by: Marky | Feb 28, 2013 1:38:51 AM


  8. If the Press Register has an editor in chief, he should be fired along with the reporter.

    Posted by: Kevin Foster | Feb 28, 2013 2:59:47 AM


  9. Yeah, what really happened? Very scant on details, but then again, it's south of the Mason/Dixon line, and we all know what that means...

    Posted by: millerbeach | Feb 28, 2013 5:40:55 AM


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