Man found dead in national park


A 43-year old Hilo man was found dead this weekend in his vehicle on Highway 11 in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

A park ranger discovered Steven L. Elliott in a white 2002 Ford pickup truck on the shoulder of Highway 11 near mile marker 35 at 9:34 a.m. Saturday. The truck was parked facing the Ka‘u direction. Elliott’s family has been notified, according to park officials.

The cause of death is unknown, and an investigation is being conducted by the National Park Service. An autopsy by the medical examiner is scheduled for today.