Death Investigation in Douglas County

Gardnerville, NV…Investigators of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the death of an adult female who appears to have died by an apparent death by gunshot (autopsy pending).

At approximately thirty minutes after midnight on Saturday, 02/19/12, deputies of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in the 1300 block of Waterloo Ln, Gardnerville, after dispatch received a call from a distraught male who advised his wife had shot herself at their home.

Upon arrival at the location, deputies found a 31 year-old female lying dead on the floor in the living room of the residence. Investigation revealed the female to be dead from a single gunshot wound to her head. A recently discharged handgun was found lying next to the female.

Initial investigation with the surviving husband has revealed information that the female may have been emotionally distraught over personal issues.

The names of the involved parties are withheld pending continued investigation and notification of next-of-kin.