A former vice chairman of

Enron

(ENRNQ)

, Clifford Baxter, was found dead in a car Friday morning, apparently after killing himself.

The

Cable News Network

reported that a suicide note was found at the scene.

Baxter, 43, resigned from the now bankrupt energy merchant last May after spending 10 years with the company. His resignation came several months before Enron collapsed in an accounting scandal that has led to numerous federal investigations and hearings.