Illinois Man Found Dead

Ben Schenk

Illinois Man Found Dead

CREATED Nov. 27, 2012

JOSHUA TREE - An investigation is underway after a man is found dead at Joshua Tree National Park.

Officials with park say the 34 year old man was from Illinois and was found inside his car.  It happened Saturday afternoon at the Ocotillo Patch, a scenic pullout along park route 11 within the Pinto Basin area of the park.

Rangers attempted to resusitate the man. The Riverside County Coroner's office has assumed the investigation into the cause of death.