Monday, March 4, 2013

First Openly Gay Mayoral Candidate for Clarksdale Brutally Murdered

Posted By on Mon, Mar 4, 2013 at 11:58 AM

Marco McMillan
  • Marco McMillan

Marco McMillan, the first openly gay candidate for mayor of Clarksdale, Mississippi, was beaten, dragged, and set on fire, according to a statement from his family that was released on Monday. His body was recovered last Wednesday from a levee along the Mississippi River.

McMillan, 34, was reported missing early last week after his SUV was recovered from a crash on Highway 49 near the Coahoma/Tallahatchie county line. McMillan was not driving his vehicle at the time of the crash. Instead, it was driven by 22-year-old Lawrence Reed, the man who police charged with McMillan's murder last Thursday.

McMillan's death remains under investigation.


Keep the Flyer Free!

Always independent, always free (never a paywall),
the Memphis Flyer is your source for the best in local news and information.

Now we want to expand and enhance our work.
That's why we're asking you to join us as a Frequent Flyer member.

You'll get membership perks (find out more about those here) and help us continue to deliver the independent journalism you've come to expect.


Comments (5)

Showing 1-5 of 5

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-5 of 5

Add a comment

© 1996-2019

Contemporary Media
460 Tennessee Street, 2nd Floor | Memphis, TN 38103
Visit our other sites: Memphis Magazine | Memphis Parent | Inside Memphis Business
Powered by Foundation