A motorist who stopped Tuesday night at the Divide northbound rest area along Interstate 15 encountered a disturbing sight — what appeared to be blood seeping beneath the locked door of a restroom.

Police from Butte-Silver Bow County were dispatched around 6:15 p.m. and confirmed after they arrived that the substance was blood. The Montana Department of Transportation responded to open the door and police discovered the body of 48-year-old man who was dead of an apparently self-inflicted shot from a handgun.

The man’s identification, which wasn't released, suggested he was a resident of Nevada, authorities said.