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(YAHOO NEWS) JACKSON, Mississippi — A gay, black mayoral candidate killed last week in Mississippi was beaten, dragged and set on fire before his body was dumped near a river, according to his family.

In a statement issued late on Sunday, the family of Marco McMillian said a coroner who performed an autopsy on his body told them about the gruesome manner of death.

“We feel this was not a random act of violence based on the condition of the body when it was found,” the McMillian family said. “Marco, nor anyone, should have their lives end in this manner.”

Coahoma County Coroner Scotty Meredith declined to comment on the family’s statement that McMillian was beaten and burned.

The body of McMillian, a 33-year-old candidate for mayor of Clarksdale Mississippi, was found on Wednesday. A day later, law enforcement officials arrested a 22-year-old man, Lawrence Reed, who is also black, and charged him with murder in connection with the case.

McMillian was one of the first viable openly gay candidates to run for office in Mississippi, according to the Victory Fund, a national organization that supports homosexual candidates.
Autopsy results are not expected to be released until toxicology tests are complete, which could take two or three weeks, Meredith said.

The Coahoma County Sheriff’s Department, which is leading the investigation, has released few details about the killing or a possible motive. Law enforcement officials say the killing is not being treated as a hate crime.

McMillian had been missing since February 25 when his sport-utility vehicle was involved in a head-on collision in a rural part of Coahoma County in the Mississippi Delta. McMillian was not in the vehicle at the time of the accident.

McMillian recently moved from Memphis back to his hometown of Clarksdale to run for mayor as a Democrat. He had faced state Representative Chuck Espy, a Democrat, and former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill Luckett, an attorney, along with two other candidates.

McMillian’s campaign focused on reducing crime and unemployment in Clarksdale, a city of roughly 18,000 people, said campaign spokesman Jarod Keith. A once-booming agricultural community, the city has steadily bled residents and jobs over the years and now faces high levels of violence and unemployment.

Another Democratic candidate for mayor, Doris Haynes Miller, said she recently was robbed at gunpoint in the town.

Source: Yahoo News

Pam-Jerome-PepperSketch of Pamela Jerome Pepper

Pamela Pepper was murdered over two decades ago and her case remains unsolved.

She was discovered deceased on January 13, 1986 by a Department of Environmental Protection Officer. She was found naked from the waist down, partially buried in snow on the Bridgeport Hydraulic Company, a property off of Valley Road in the town of Redding, Connecticut. She was wearing a dark-colored wool coat, tan-colored turtle-neck with maroon and brown stripes, tan pants and brown leather boots.

Pamela went by the nickname “Pam” and was last seen alive on November 25, 1985 in the downtown Bridgeport, CT area.

Pam was born February 2, 1942 and she was 42 at the time of her murder.

A reward of $20,000 is being offered for information leading to the suspect(s) arrest and conviction.

CASE Number: B-86-016709

Anyone with any information regarding this case is urged to please contact: Connecticut State Police – Western District Major Crime Squad at: 1-800-376-1554 and/or 1-203-267-2220

You can also send an anonymous tip by emailing: Western District Major Crime Squad

kerby_acostaKerby Acosta, then 17, was standing with a group of friends outside of 4500 Mariposa Street in Denver, Colorado on the night of July 13, 1997. Suddenly, an unknown vehicle with several unidentified individuals inside drove by and one of them shot at the group, fatally striking Kerby, who died at the scene before hospital could assist his wounds.

Additional information on this case is very limited.

CASE Number: 9700-28853

Anyone with any information regarding this case is urged to please contact: Denver Police Department. You can also leave tips by contacting them privately on Denver Police Facebook page. — Contacting police on Social Media websites has become quite popular however, anyone with an emergency should contact 911.

Source: Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) – Cold Case Files Note: Clicking the source link will bring you to Kerby’s case as well as other unsolved Colorado homicides.

Can you identify this unidentified woman who is wanted for the grand larceny for the theft of a subway passengers ATM card? NYPD officials have released images of the suspect and are seeking the help of anyone who can help identify and/or locate her.

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The incident occurred on the evening of November 17, 2012 in New York City.

The victim was a woman who realized she was missing her wallet containing her Chase Visa and MasterCard along with other items while at the Borough Hall subway station in Downtown Brooklyn.

Two days later surveillance tape from Chase Bank at 8th Ave. and W. 15 Street captured footage of a young dark-haired white female, between the ages of 25-30, posing as the victim and withdrawing the large sum of cash from her account. She is estimated to be around 5’3″ tall, weighing approximately 120 pounds with a thin frame.

The suspect can also be seen wearing glasses in the still-shots shown above. It is unknown if they’re prescription glasses and/or reading glasses or merely for style. She is wearing dark (possibly black) clothing in what looks like a black (light) jacket and female fashion boots.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact: Crime Stoppers (NY) 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) 

Tips may also be submitted online at the Crime stoppers website, or via text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577.

Unidentified "John Doe" found deceased in Illinois eight years ago

Facial Reconstructions of Unidentified “John Doe” found deceased in Illinois eight years ago

On January 6, 2005 at approximately 4PM the deceased body of an adult male was discovered at the Illinois/Michigan Shipping Canal near Summit, Illinois. He had been murdered. Illinois Police believe it’s possible he was homeless prior to his murder.

Despite reaching out to journalist/media and the internet, the identity and murder of this man remains unsolved.

Location Found: Summit, Illinois
Country: United States
Estimated Age: Between 50 and 60 years
Race: White
Gender: Male
Height: 5’9″
Weight: 185 pounds
Hair: Brown hair which was balding. He also had a moustache.
Clothing: White shirt, blue shirt, brown sweater, dark (blue) pants, black shoes (size 9) which slipped on in a way that slippers would slip on ones foot.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact: Illinois State Police Sergeant James Minx #3021 and/or the Zone 1 Investigations Unit in DesPlaines at 847-294-4600. (Case # 05-10145DP)

Source: Illinois State Police Website

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michael-lawrenceWanted For: Murder
Last Seen In: Saginaw, Michigan
Full Name: Michael Duane Lawrence
Race: Black
Current Age: 23
Height: 5’10
Weight: 160
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Possible Location(s):
Ann Arbor , MI
Michigan
Anywhere in the United States

Mugshot photo of Michael D. Lawrence

Layla Jones was a 6-year-old child from Saginaw. On August 29, 2012, while she was celebrating her father’s birthday in her family yard, Michael Lawrence drove by an opened fire, killing the little girl instantly.

Saginaw County District Court has an arrest warrant charging Lawrence with first-degree premeditated murder, conspiring to commit that crime, five counts of assault with intent to murder, single counts of discharging a firearm from a vehicle, carrying a dangerous weapon with unlawful intent, carrying a concealed weapon, and possessing a firearm as a felon, and nine counts of possessing a firearm during the commission of a felony-second offense .

He’s been on the run ever since and authorities are asking the public for help in locating in. He is considered Armed and Dangerous so do not attempt to approach him, instead, contact police immediately.

Crime Stoppers in Michigan are offering up to $1,000 for information leading to his arrest. Information regarding this or any felony, call Crime Stoppers at 800-422-JAIL.

  • Maurice Harris, who suffered from Lupus died protecting his home from two armed intruders Last night
  • Shot dead fighting with one of the men who tried to gain entry to his 11-year-old daughter’s room
  • Miami Police are now on a hunt to find the two unidentified suspects who are described as being ‘heavily armed’

Maurice Harris pictured here with a woman believed to be his wife - has been hailed a hero for his actions on Tuesday evening protecting his family

Maurice Harris pictured here with a woman believed to be his wife – has been hailed a hero for his actions on Tuesday evening protecting his family

Police at the scene in Miami where Maurice Harris lost his life defending his familyPolice at the scene in Miami where Maurice Harris lost his life defending his family

The grieving widow of Maurice Harris speaks to a Miami Police Officer outside her home in the aftermath of her husbands heroic actionsThe grieving widow of Maurice Harris speaks to a Miami Police Officer outside her home in the aftermath of her husbands heroic actions

The Harris residence in Miami which was attacked jut before midnight on Tuesday evening The Harris residence in Miami which was attacked jut before midnight on Tuesday evening

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