• Sunrise at the Cholla Cactus Garden

    Joshua Tree

    National Park California

Man Found Dead In Vehicle

Responding to a missing persons report, park rangers discovered the body of a Niles, Illinois man on Saturday afternoon. The 34-year old individual was found inside a vehicle parked at the Ocotillo Patch, a scenic pullout along Pinto Basin Road.

Rangers were unable to resuscitate the individual, and the Riverside County Sheriff's Department was notified for further investigation. The cause of death is under investigation by the Riverside County Coroner's Office.

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