Published: March 25th, 2013 at 1:25 am ET
The Clarion-Ledger, March 24, 2013: Mississippi Bureau of Investigation officials are looking into the death of state Rep. Jessica Upshaw, who was found at a residence in Simpson County on Sunday. The 53-year-old Republican lawmaker from Diamondhead in Hancock County died of a gunshot wound to the head, Simpson County Sheriff told WLBT-TV. [...]
CBS News, March 24, 2013: [...] Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesman Warren Strain says the crime scene unit is at a home in Mendenhall, investigating her death. [...] Strain says it does not appear to be a natural death. The Clarion-Ledger reports the lawmaker died from a gunshot wound to the head, citing state Capitol sources. [...]
Fifth Mississippi lawmaker to die since November
Memphis Commercial Appeal, Feb. 4, 2013: State Rep. Joe Gardner of Batesville fourth Mississippi lawmaker to die since November [...] Gardner died of “an apparent heart attack,” said Madison Drake, spokeswoman for Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville. [...] Democratic Rep. David Gibbs of West Point died Jan. 13. Two Democratic state senators, Bennie Turner of West Point and Alice Harden of Jackson, died in late 2012. [...]
Police investigate death of Miss. state legislator
MENDENHALL, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say they are investigating the apparent suicide of a state legislator in Mississippi.
Simpson County Sheriff Kenneth Lewis tells WLOX (http://bit.ly/ZhXTa1 ) that Rep. Jessica Upshaw appeared to have shot herself in the head at a home in Mendenhall on Sunday. The town is about 30 miles southeast of Jackson, the state capital. She was 53.
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