A twenty-two-year-old man has been charged with the murder of Marco McMillian, an openly gay mayoral candidate of Clarksdale, Mississippi.

Police have charged Lawrence Reed with the murder of McMillian, 34.

Officials from the Coahoma County Sheriff's Department announced on Wednesday that they had found McMillian's remains near the Mississippi River.

The search for McMillian began after his SUV collided head-on with another vehicle on Tuesday morning. Reed was driving the SUV and McMillian was nowhere to be found.

Police did not release any additional details.

“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 LGBT elected officials.

McMillian, who graduated from Clarksdale High School in 1997, returned from Memphis to his hometown several months ago to run for mayor. He reportedly had big ideas for Clarksdale, a town of about 17,800 residents.