Bodies Found in Joshua Tree

Man and woman found dead, authorities investigating


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Authorities are investigating the cause of death of two people found dead in Joshua Tree National Park on Monday night. A couple visiting the park found a man’s body along Black Eagle Mine Road in the park. Deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department who responded to the incident discovered the woman’s body a mile east. Five miles further down the road, they discovered an abandoned car. Investigators believe that the pair may have become stranded in the park, where temperatures have risen over 100 degrees this week. Names, ages, and hometowns of the deceased man and woman have also not been released. In the wake of the deaths, the park reminded tourists to keep water in their vehicles and not to count on being able to call for help by cell phone.

Read more at The Los Angeles Times