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Nevada Highway Patrol troopers picked up a Utah man wanted for questioning in the Monday shooting death of his wife in Coal-ville.

Relatives discovered the body of Kayleen Jones Scales, 40, about 8 p.m. Monday at the couple's Coal-ville house. The woman had been shot several times in the head with a .22-caliber rifle, Summit County sheriff's detective Robert Berry said.There were no signs of a struggle, and investigators believe she may have been sleeping before the attack. Several firearms were also discovered missing from the house.

The woman's estranged husband, Carl Scales, 34, had borrowed a car belonging to her grandmother earlier Monday but hadn't returned it, according to Berry.

Carl Scales was stopped in Nevada Tuesday night for investigation of auto theft and remains in a Reno jail. Summit County detectives were en route to Reno Wednesday to question the man regarding his wife's slaying.

The couple was married in May in Kingman, Ariz.