Gay Mississippi Mayoral Candidate Found Dead, Man Taken Into Custody
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

The body of a Clarksdale, Miss. mayoral candidate was found 15 miles out of the city a few days after authorities were in search for him after his disappearance Tuesday morning.

Marco McMillian, 34, had been missing since his vehicle was involved in a head-on car collision, however he was not in the vehicle when it was found.

Lawrence Reed, who was identified as the driver of McMillian’s vehicle was taken into custody. There is no word as to whether Reed is a person of interest in the murder of McMillian or is being detained for the separate accident investigation.

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Gerren Keith Gaynor (@MrGerrenalist) is a freelance journalist based in New York City. He has been published in the New York Times, ESSENCE magazine,, New York Amsterdam News, and Gaynor received his master degree in Journalism from Columbia University and his bachelor's in English from Morehouse College.