Gorge County Coroner Vicki DeGeus-Morris said Brandon Hixon was discovered dead of a self-perpetrated shot injury to the head in his Caldwell home early Tuesday morning. A relative found his remaining parts.
Hixon, 36, was chosen to the Idaho Legislature in 2012. At the time, Hixon was one of the most youthful legislators chose to the Idaho House of Representatives.
He flew generally under the radar amid his chance in the Statehouse until October, when he unexpectedly surrendered from office after reports broke he was the subject of a criminal examination for conceivable sexual mishandle.
“I trust that my endeavors have enhanced the lives of my constituents in District 10, and in addition all Idahoans,” Hixon wrote in his acquiescence letter. “I will always remember the greater part of my partners that I particularly delighted in working one next to the other with to improve Idaho a place for all.”
Records acquired by The Associated Press likewise demonstrate that Hixon was beforehand the concentration of a different police examination in 2014 after he was blamed for improper touching. At the time, Hixon denied the allegations and told police he was stressed the affirmations would hurt his political vocation.
It’s obscure if the new examination — which had been continuous since Oct. 5 — was associated with the earlier case.
In the wake of leaving from office, Hixon was captured twice for inebriated driving and was accused of offense opposing capture a month ago.
Hixon is made due by his four kids, matured 6 to 17.
House Speaker Scott Bedke declared Hixon’s evident suicide to House individuals amid Tuesday’s floor session. The House pastor at that point drove a petition.
“We should bolster the individuals who are near us when they are battling,” Bedke said. “If you don’t mind recall Brandon’s family in your supplications.”
Bedke later said the House will probably arrange a type of budgetary help for Hixon’s family, yet said it was too soon to state what precisely was arranged.
Different legislators likewise offered sympathies.
“Exceptionally disheartened by the about news Rep. Hixon. I wish I had taken after the promptings I got and called with expressions of generosity and support,” said Rep. Bryan Zollinger, R-Idaho Falls, in a tweet. “Suggestion to all of us to love each other notwithstanding contrasts of sentiment.”
Others longed for peace for Hixon and his family.
“Still paralyzed and stunned. I didn’t generally concur with Rep. Hixon, however I could work with and converse with him,” said Rep. John McCrostie, D-Boise, in a tweet. “That is genuinely a major ordeal. Expectation you discover some peace, Brandon. Sympathies and petitions to his family including his youngsters.”