Tea party official charged in photos of US senator’s wife found dead; police suspect suicide

Police in Mississippi say an official in the conservative tea party movement arrested after photos were taken of U.S. Sen Thad Cochran’s ill wife has been found dead. They are treating the case as a suicide.

Police say the body of attorney Mark Mayfield was found Friday morning at his home in a gated community outside Jackson.

Authorities say Mayfield had been shot, and a suicide note was found.

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