A Gardnerville Ranchos man was found dead near the sandpits this morning.
Deputies had been on the lookout for the man and his vehicle after receiving a report of a suicidal subject with a shotgun at 9:42 a.m. Friday.
Reports were that the man might be headed to the sandpits. Scarselli Elementary and Pau-Wa-Lu Middle schools were contacted and asked to keep students inside until the man was located.
Deputies found him a few minutes later at 9:55 a.m. dead in the vehicle.
A Douglas County deputy coroner was contacted to investigate the death.