Rep. Jessica Upshaw Belived to have Committed Suicide at the home of former state Rep. Clint Rotenberry in Mendenhall, MS … RIP

 

Authorities say they are investigating the apparent suicide of a state legislator, Rep. Jessica Upshaw, in Mississippi. Upshaw is believed to have shot herself in the head at a home of former state Rep. Clint Rotenberry in Mendenhall on Sunday. The 53 year old Republican lawmaker from Diamondhead in Hancock County died of a gunshot wound to the head. Jessica Upshaw  had served in the Legislature, representing District 95, since 2004. There have been no arrests, Simpson County Sheriff t stated the  gun shot, “appeared to be self-inflicted.”

Authorities say they are investigating the apparent suicide of a state legislator in Mississippi.

Simpson County Sheriff Kenneth Lewis tells WLOX 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.

The sheriff told The Clarion-Ledger that Upshaw was found at the home of former state Rep. Clint Rotenberry. He has not been arrested.



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