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.