Marco McMillian was "one of the good ones," according to his friends. And now, one of the first openly gay mayoral candidates in Mississippi history was found dead early Wednesday morning, and police say they suspect murder. At just 34, McMillian was running as a Democrat for the position of mayor in Clarksdale, Mississippi, which was his hometown.
Though investigators aren't calling this a hate crime, the details are both heartbreaking and highly suspicious. McMillian's car was found smashed, having been driven by someone else, and then his body was found in the woods.
It's sickeningly sad to see those who love him grieve for this young and vibrant personality who wanted so much to make a difference in his community. See below: