Body of man on house arrest found in van
May 15, 2006
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office was investigating the death of a 46-year-old Gardnerville man whose body was found early Monday in the back of his van.
Frank Hetzel was discovered lying face down in the rear of his van at 1 a.m. in the parking lot of Kingsbury Manor apartments off Pine-wood Drive in Westwood, according to Douglas County Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Tom Mezzetta.
Mezzetta said investigators did not suspect foul play but were awaiting autopsy results.
He said the sheriff’s office had been contacted by Hetzel’s probation officer because he had violated the terms of his house arrest on a domestic battery conviction.
Hetzel was found wearing his house arrest bracelet on his right ankle, Mezzetta said.
He said Hetzel’s last contact with the sheriff’s office had been May 8 when he was booked on new charges of annoying phone calls, threats, domestic battery and burglary.
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