Marco McMillian was the openly gay candidate for Mayor of Clarksdale Mississippi. He had been murdered and his body dumped on a river bank.
A "person of interest" was involved in a head-on crash while driving McMillian's SUV.
The relationship between the two men is not clear.
A little more below the Fleur de Kos...
An investigation began Tuesday when McMillian's SUV slammed head on into another car on U.S. Highway 49 near the Coahoma and Tallahatchie county lines.Hmmmm... A openly gay black man running for public office.... In Mississippi.
Reed was driving the car, but McMillian was not in it, according to sheriff's department spokesman Will Rooker.
McMillian's body was found the next day near the Mississippi River levee between Sherard and Rena Lara, Coahoma County Coroner Scotty Meredith has said.
Warren Strain, a spokesman with the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, said the autopsy was completed but toxicology and other test results are pending, and no cause of death will be released until the report is completed.
The sheriff's department has not released a possible motive for the crime.
No need for Section 5. Racism is dead.
He was probably killed for being gay instead of being black.