Monday, March 4 2013 11:22 AM EST2013-03-04 16:22:25 GMT
(WMC-TV) – The family of Marco McMillian, the recently murdered Clarksdale, Mississippi, mayoral candidate, is speaking out. In a newly released statement, they're sharing what they know about how he died. TheMore >>
In a newly released statement, the family of Marco McMillian, the murdered mayoral candidate, is sharing what they know about how he died. More >>
Thursday, February 28 2013 4:17 PM EST2013-02-28 21:17:42 GMT
(WMC-TV) – Only on 5, the other driver in a crash involving a dead North Mississippi candidate's car reveals for the first time what he saw that day. The driver said he had no idea that this car crashMore >>
Only on 5, the other driver in a crash involving a dead North Mississippi candidate's car reveals for the first time what he saw that day.More >>
Wednesday, February 27 2013 6:18 PM EST2013-02-27 23:18:32 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A body has been found in the area where Coahoma County law enforcement have been searching for a missing man. Police have been searching the area for Marco McMillian, 34, who could not be locatedMore >>
The body found Wednesday morning in Coahoma County is now confirmed to be that of Marco McMillian, 34. McMillian was a mayoral candidate in Clarksdale, Mississippi.More >>
Wednesday, February 27 2013 11:16 AM EST2013-02-27 16:16:54 GMT
(WMC-TV) - The search for a missing Clarksdale, Mississippi mayoral candidate will resume Wednesday morning. More >>
The search for a missing Clarksdale, Mississippi mayoral candidate will resume Wednesday morning. Marco McMillian, 34, went missing after his car was involved in an accident near the Coahoma-Tallahatchie County line, Tuesday. More >>
(WMC-TV) - Marco McMillian interacted with brothers around the world as a past international executive director of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity.
That included past president of the Memphis alumni chapter.
"He joined the fraternity around the same time I did, in 99," said Mario Brown.
Brown learned through an Action News 5 alert that the 34 year-old Clarksdale, Mississippi mayoral candidate was found dead in a rural area of Coahoma County. McMillian had recently moved back.
"When I saw his picture I got really worried," said Brown. "I said I know this guy. And when I scrolled through the message saw that it was him."
A campaign spokesman told a Jackson, Mississippi newspaper that McMillian was openly gay and on the verge of even greater things.
"Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Marco McMillian, one of the 1st viable openly LGBT candidates in Mississippi," tweeted The Victory Fund, which supports gay political candidates.
Action News 5 has also learned it was McMillian's relationship with a former president of Alabama A&M University in Huntsville that led to the president's firing in 2008. It happened after he was accused of paying McMillian an executive assistant's salary though he was working on a master's degree in Minnesota at the time.
Mario Brown said McMillian did far more good in his life and considers his potential the saddest loss of all.
"He was going to do some great things for Clarksdale and apparently it's a city that needs change and somebody like Marco, I know for sure, would have brought that change," said Brown.
We received a statement from the international president of Phi Beta Sigma in Washington, DC.
"Brother McMillian made an incredible difference in his community and in Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity through his involvement during his brief time on earth," wrote Jimmy Hammock.