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Death investigation in Joshua Tree National Park

Published On: Nov 28 2012 12:39:19 AM CST

Joshua Tree National Park -

Joshua Tree National Park officials are confirming the death of an Illinois man in the park.

The 34-year old man was found dead in his vehicle on Saturday afternoon at the Ocotillo Patch, a scenic pull-out along route 11 in the park.

The man had been reported missing.  The Riverside County Coroner's office is investigating.