A former state senator from Arkansas was found dead at her home Tuesday, reportedly from a gunshot wound.
Linda Collins-Smith's death is being investigated as a murder, according to her former press secretary, Ken Yang.
The Randolph County Sheriff's Department, which is leading the investigation, declined comment Wednesday when contacted by InsideEdition.com. A message left with the Arkansas State Police, which is helping investigate the former politician's death, was not immediately returned.
Collins-Smith was a Democrat when she was elected to Arkansas' House in 2011. She switched to the Republican party during her first term. She was a conservative who advocated for gun rights and was anti-abortion.
She was elected to the state senate in 2014, but lost her 2018 re-election bid.