Caldwell, ID. – Former Idaho State Rep. Brandon Hixon, who was the focus of a criminal investigation related to sexual abuse late last year, was found dead in his Caldwell home early Tuesday morning.

He died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in an apparent suicide, according to the Canyon County Coroner’s office.

Hixon resigned from the Legislature in October 2017, after news broke of the investigation. Hixon served as a Republican lawmaker in Caldwell’s District 10 before his resignation.

Hixon was 36 years-old.

The Idaho Attorney General’s Office Office has not released a statement or responded to any questions as to what happens to the investigation at this time.