Homicide suspected in mayoral candidate's death

February 28, 2013 in Top Stories

Authorities said 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 said 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 said the body was found between Sherard and Rena Lara. He said it was sent to Jackson for an autopsy and declined to provide further details.

Woman bound over for drowning 3-month-old daughter

October 31, 2012 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

A woman who Lamar County authorities said allegedly put her 3-month-old daughter in her neighbor’s swimming pool and walked away has been bound over to the grand jury.

Forty-three-year-old Mary Elizabeth Booker has remained in custody since her arrest on Aug. 29.

Missing woman’s death ruled as ‘unusual’

June 22, 2012 in News, Statewide News

By Monica Land FOREST – The death of a missing 86-year-old woman has gone from a homicide to an ‘unusual death’ Scott County authorities said. Nadine Noel was first reported […]