Linda Collins-Smith, Former Arkansas State Senator, Shot To Death In Her Home Just Like Oklahoma GOP's  Jonathan Nichols

The GOP in Arkansas and Oklahoma are mourning the death of two former state senators who were killed two days apart. The first tragedy occurred on Tuesday.

Linda Collins-Smith, Former Arkansas State Senator, Shot To Death In Her Home Just Like Oklahoma GOP's  Jonathan Nichols837
source: Neon Nettle

Recent reports from authorities indicate that Linda Collins-Smith, a former state senator from Arkansas, was found dead from a gunshot in her own home.

It is not clear what exactly went down, and authorities are being somewhat secretive about the incident due to its sensitive nature.

However, according to official statements, they are looking into a homicide, and have likely ruled out the option that the woman had taken her own life.

Some of the clues pointing in that direction included the fact that her body was already wrapped in a blanket when she was discovered.

She had probably been dead for a while, indicated by an advanced state of decomposition.

However, the exact details of her death remain unconfirmed, with many people questioning why she might have been killed.

The fact that she was no longer directly involved with drafting new laws has made the situation even more puzzling for some.

The theory that this might be related to personal revenge is a relatively weak one at this point, although authorities are reportedly investigating every possible angle.

There have also been various minor rumors regarding the killing, but none of them have been confirmed so far.

Heavy speculation is typical for cases like this one, and it will likely take some time before any concrete information makes it to the surface.

In the meantime, people are encouraged to share any details they might have with local authorities, who have been working hard investigating the incident and trying to explain what went down in the woman's home.

The Arkansas GOP tweeted: "She was a passionate voice for her people and a close member of our Republican family. We are praying for her loved ones during this difficult time."

Gov. Asa Hutchinson added: "She was a good person who served in the public arena with passion and conviction. The first lady and I extend our deepest sympathies to her family and friends during this difficult time."

Former Oklahoma GOP state Sen. Jonathan Nichols was shot in his home two days later.

Do you think there could be a link between the two cases, yes or no?