Brandon Hixon

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The former wife of an Idaho Republican state lawmaker who shot and killed himself this week says he was under investigation for molesting two girls, including a young female relative who was abused for more than 10 years.

Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman

Canyon County officials say former state representative Brandon Hixon was found dead at his home Tuesday morning of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Jarom Wagoner, a Caldwell city planner, will be the newest member of the Idaho House of Representatives.

Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman

State records show former Idaho State Representative Brandon Hixon is under investigation for sexual abuse.

Republicans in Canyon County have come up with a shortlist of candidates to replace the seat in the legislature vacated by Brandon Hixon after he resigned due to a criminal investigation now in the hands of the Idaho Attorney General. 

Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman

A three-term Idaho state lawmaker involved in an active criminal investigation resigned from office Thursday.