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Whatever his prospects for winning the coming mayoral election in his hometown of Clarksdale, Miss., Marco McMillian was considered by many to be a man on the rise. So word spread fast when his SUV was involved in a wreck this week, and he was nowhere to be found. The discovery of the openly gay candidate’s body near a Mississippi River levee Wednesday stunned residents. Authorities were investigating McMillian’s death as a homicide, and said a person of interest was in custody.