Man's body found next to hotel swimming pool in Weslaco

Authorities are investigating a man's death after finding his body next to a hotel swimming pool in Weslaco.

It all happened at the Weslaco Inn at 2716 East Business 83 at 3:10 a.m. Monday.

Weslaco police told Action 4 News that officers were called to the hotel after getting reports of gunfire.

Officers arrived and found the body of 69-year-old Kenneth Alfred Hackenmiller slumped over near the swimming pool.

Investigators found a shotgun at the scene and believe Hackenmiller may have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Hidalgo County Justice of the Peace Jesse Morales ordered an autopsy.

Weslaco police said Hackenmiller was from Iowa but had been staying at the hotel.