An investigation is underway in Mississippi after a rising political star was found dead in what appears to be a homicide.
Officials say the body of Marco McMillian was discovered near the levee along Mississippi River on Wednesday. The 34-year-old was the first openly gay man to run as a viable candidate for public office in the state.
McMillian was declared missing earlier in the week, after his car – driven by another man – was involved in a car accident.
Investigators handling the case will only confirm that there is a male suspect in custody, but won’t confirm his identity.