Some absolutely horrible news was confirmed this week out of Arkansas. Former State Senator Linda Collins-Smith was found dead in her home.
According to Yahoo!, Collins-Smith was discovered dead in her home on Tuesday. She was 57-years-old at the time of her death. At this point, investigators are looking at the possibility of murder.
While no confirmations have been made regarding the time or exact nature of her death, neighbors said that they had heard gunshot wounds a day or two before her body was discovered. Reportedly, it was wrapped in blankets.
The death is being reported as "suspicious," meaning it may have been a case of murder. The Randolph County Sheriff's Department and Arkansas State Police said that her body was beginning to decompose by the time they discovered her, making the investigation process more difficult.
Several politicians have taken to social media to share about the tragedy.
Please be praying for her family during this sad time. We will continue to update as more information is made available. In the meantime, share your prayers here.
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