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Joshua Tree National Park bodies identified

KABC-TV covers Los Angeles and Southern California.

August 25, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Two people who likely died from heat exposure in Joshua Tree National Park were identified Thursday.

The bodies of a prominent Dutch music promoter and his German girlfriend were found Monday night about a mile apart.

Their deaths are big news in Germany and the Netherlands.

Augustinus Van Hove, 44, was the director of a popular concert hall in the Netherlands.

Authorities believe Van Hove and his 38-year-old girlfriend, Helena Nuellett, became stranded in the park and may have been walking for help when they were overcome by the triple-digit heat.