Former Arkansas State Senator Linda Collins-Smith was found dead at her home Tuesday evening in Randolph County, according to NEA Report.
Sources say it was not of natural causes.
A law enforcement source confirmed the news to NEA Report late Tuesday evening around 7:15 p.m.
At 7:25 p.m. NEA Report was informed by a neighbor that Collins-Smith was killed by gunshot.
At 7:30 p.m. a law enforcement source confirmed that it appeared the incident was not a possible suicide.
At 7:50 p.m. NEA Report says that neighbors have been locking their doors and staying inside, possibly at the instruction of local law enforcement. Another source says Federal Investigators are on their way from Little Rock.
Collins-Smith (Republican) was a former member of the Arkansas State Senate, representing District 19.
Collins-Smith was defeated in the primary on May 22, 2018. She was first elected in 2014.
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