Marsland-Area Man Dies Of Apparent Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

Dawes County Attorney/Coroner Vance Haug says a Marsland-area man found dead in an outbuilding on his property Thursday afternoon died of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.

      Haug says family members contacted authorities after finding the body of 32-year old Lane Troester about 3:30. The family members said they didn’t know where Troester was earlier in the day and had began to search the property for him.

      Haug says the preliminary investigation by him and the Dawes Sheriff’s Office, which included evidence at the scene and witness interviews, led to the preliminary determination that the wound that killed Troester was self-inflicted, although the investigation is continuing.