A Newton woman was found dead when Lyon County Sheriff's deputies conducted a traffic stop Wednesday night.
According to a written release from Detective Sergeant Jacob Welsh, Megan Triplett, 33, of Newton, was found dead in a vehicle driven by 28-year-old Mario Solis, also of Newton, following a traffic stop.
It was determined that Triplett died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The circumstances of the death are still being investigated. Welsh said no further information will be released through the sheriff's office.
A statement issued early Thursday said sheriff's deputies pulled over a vehicle in the area of West U.S. 50 and Road F around 10:35 p.m.
Once a driver got out of the vehicle, “a sound was heard inside the vehicle,” the statement from Sgt. Doug Stump said. “A deceased female was found inside the vehicle.”
Solis was arrested for possession of marijuana and other traffic-related charges.
Two children inside the vehicle are now in protective custody.