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JACKSON, Miss. (WCBI) – A State Representative is found dead Sunday of a gunshot wound to the head.

According to Simpson County Sheriff Kenneth Lewis, 53 year old Representative Jessica Upshaw was found dead of a gunshot at a residence in Simpson County. It was the home of former State Representative Clint Rotenberry at 901 Magnum Drive in Mendenhall. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is handling the case. It unclear as to if the shooting was a suicide or murder.

Upshaw has represented District 95 since 2004.

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