Douglas County deputies investigate apparent murder-suicide

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is investigating an apparent murder-suicide in the Gardnerville Ranchos on Tuesday afternoon.

The deaths, reported at 1:35 p.m., involved a man and woman who apparently lived in the Ranchos. Their names were not released.

Based on the preliminary investigation, deputies do not believe other people are involved in the deaths.

"We wanted people to know there is not a murder suspect running around there," said Sheriff's Sgt. Lance Modispacher. No other information was being immediately released, he said.

The families of the dead couple have been notified, Modispacher said.


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