Jessica Upshaw

 

 

Age: 54

 

Summary: Mississippi state legislature and lawmaker who had gained a reputation for sharp interrogation of members handling legislation on the floor of the state district's House when she was first elected in the 95th District representing the Mississippi House of Representatives as a staunch Republican from 2004 until 2013.

 

 

Cause of Death: Suspected suicide by self-inflicted gunshot wound

 

Born: August 31, 1959

 

Died: March 24, 2013

 

Location: Mendenhall, Mississippi