A former Republican Mississippi lawmaker was found, shot dead, outside the burned home where her sister-in-law’s body was found in December.
The former lawmaker, Ashley Henley, was shot in the back of the head as she was believed to be mowing her lawn, The Daily Mail reported.
The 40-year-old’s sister-in-law Kristina Michelle Jones was found dead in a burnt out trailer at the property in rural Yalobusha County, about 70 miles south of DeSoto County, in December last year, and Henley and her husband Brandon were convinced she was murdered.
Henley was at the property – where the couple have erected a large sign with pictures of Jones picture saying ‘I was Murdered’ as part of their campaign – on Sunday when she was killed.
Her body was found at about 10pm. She leaves behind a 15-year-old son.
Police have not formally linked the two deaths but Brandon Henley said he believed his sister and wife may have been killed by the same person.
“’I feel that if something would have been done sooner this would have never happened,” he said to WJTV.
“I’d like for [the police] to do their job because this is the second person someone down there has taken from me. My son doesn’t have a mother,” he said.