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Man Found Dead in Vehicle on Highway 11

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Date: January 14, 2013
Contact: Jessica Ferracane, 808-985-6018

Hawaii National Park, Hawai'i - A 43-year old Hilo man was found dead in his vehicle on Highway 11 in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park on Sat., Jan. 12.

A park ranger discovered the lifeless body of Steven L. Elliott in a white 2002 Ford pickup truck on the shoulder of Highway 11 near mile marker 35 at 9:34 a.m. The truck was parked facing the Ka'ū direction. Elliott's family has been notified.

The cause of death is unknown, and an investigation is being conducted by the National Park Service. An autopsy by the medical examiner is scheduled for Tuesday.

-NPS-

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