Authorities are investigating the case of a former Arkansas state senator who was found apparently shot to death Tuesday night. The body of former Republican state Sen. Linda Collins-Smith was in her home in Pocahontas, Arkansas, according to her former press secretary Ken Yang, KATV reported. Yang said that the death was being investigated as a homicide. However, KAIT reported that Randolph County Sheriff Kevin Bell said investigators are treating the death as suspicious. They are “waiting for the state crime lab to confirm the identity and the cause of death,” the station reported. Neighbors had reportedly heard gunshots either one or two days before Collins-Smith was found dead, Yang told KATV.