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Man and woman found dead in Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park

A man and woman have been found dead in Joshua Tree National Park, authorities said Tuesday.

A couple visiting the park reported finding a man's body about 6:45 p.m. on Black Eagle Mine Road about 1 1/2 miles east of Pinto Basin Road, a major park thoroughfare, according to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.

When sheriff's deputies arrived they also found a woman's body a mile east along the same road and an abandoned car about five miles farther east.

Investigators believe the man and woman were traveling together in the abandoned car. Their identities have not been released.


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Photo: Joshua Tree National Park. Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

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