Homicide: First Viable Openly Gay Mississippi Mayor Candidate Found Dead In Yazoo Levee! [Video]

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ABC Reports:

This Jan. 20, 2007 photo shows Marco McMillian, 34, a candidate for mayor of Clarksdale, Miss., who was found dead on the Mississippi River levee Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 between Sherard and Rena Lara, Miss. Authorities say the case is being investigated as a homicide.

Jarod Keith, McMillian’s campaign spokesperson, told The Associated Press McMillian’s campaign was noteworthy because he may have been the first openly gay man to be a viable candidate for public office in Mississippi.

As of now, McMillian’s death is not being investigated as a hate crime.

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