Two people found dead in the Riverside County portion of Joshua Tree National Park were identified Wednesday as European tourists.
The bodies of music executive Augustinus Van Hove, 44, of the Netherlands, and his girlfriend, Helena Nuellett, 38, of Germany were discovered near Black Eagle Mine Road on Monday, Riverside County sheriff’s Capt. Raymond Gregory said Wednesday.
The sheriff’s department is investigating how and when they died, he said.
Van Hove and Nuellett stayed in the Coachella Valley the previous night and were heading to Arizona in a rental car, Gregory said.