Crime lab technicians in the capital city continue to perform an autopsy on Clarksdale mayoral candidate and teacher Marco McMillian, who was found in a field Feb. 27 near the Coahoma-Tallahatchie County line.
Mr. McMillian's body could be returned to Woolf Funeral Home in Clarksdale possibly in the next few days or could be returned within the next 10 days pending on how busy the crime lab is.
In addition, the State of Mississippi conducts its own toxicology reports, but the larger broad spectrum toxicology reports that will give all the details are conducted by two private firms in Pennsylvania and Dallas, Texas.
The broad spectrum toxicology report could take up to 30 days.
The Coahoma County Sheriff arrested 22-year-old Lawrence Reed of Shelby, Miss., in Mr. McMillian's murder. Reed was involved in a two-vehicle crash Feb. 26 some 30 miles away from where the victim's body was found. Lee was driving the victim's SUV at the time of the crash.
Lee was airlifted to The MED hospital in Memphis, Tenn., for treatment.
The exact cause of death of Mr. McMillian is unknown.
The case remains under investigation.
If you can assist law enforcement in this reported homicide investigation, you are urged to contact the Coahoma County Sheriff's Office at 662-624-3085 or 662-624-3086.
FOX13 News reporter Tom Dees contributed to this report.