Former Arkansas State Senator Linda Collins-Smith has been found dead of an apparent gunshot wound, according to KATV.
Collins-Smith’s death is being investigated as a murder, according to her former press secretary Ken Yang.
Yang tells Matt Mershon of KATV that neighbors had heard gunshot wounds a day or two ago before her body was found wrapped in a blanket on Tuesday.
She served in the State House from 2011-2013, and in the State Senate from 2014-2018, before losing her re-election campaign in the primaries.
She was a republican.