Mississippi State Rep. Jessica Upshaw Found Dead

The Republican State Rep. was found on Sunday dead from a gunshot to her head.

State Rep. Jessica Upshaw, 53, was found dead Simpson County Sheriff Kenneth Lewis said Upshaw was found at the home of former Mississippi State Rep. Clint Rotenberry, 901 Mangum Drive, Mendenhall.

The District 5 Republican was single and lived in Diamondhead. Upshaw had served in the Legislature since 2004.

[Source: Clarion Ledger]

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