Updated: Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013, 5:12 PM CST
Published : Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013, 5:12 PM CST
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say a mayoral candidate in the Mississippi Delta has been found dead and the case is being investigated as a homicide.
Coahoma County Coroner Scotty Meredith says the body of 34-year-old Marco McMillian was found on the Mississippi River levee Wednesday about 10 a.m.
McMillian was running for mayor of Clarksdale, a Blues music hub and home to actor Morgan Freeman.
Meredith says the body was found between Sherard and Rena Lara. He says it was sent to Jackson for an autopsy and declined to provide further details.
Authorities had been looking for McMillian since another man crashed his car into another vehicle on Tuesday.