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Thursday, Jan 03 2013 12:10 PM

Propane heater, burned coals found inside vehicle with two dead


At 1:10 p.m. Sunday, deputies responded to the Sandy Flat Campground on Highway 178 near Lake Isabella to try to find two campers who were overdue returning home from a camping trip.

Deputies found a vehicle belonging to one of the campers and found two people - later identified as Hyun Sook Han and Yoon Suk Han - unresponsive inside. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

Deputies did not observe any obvious signs of trauma or immediately obvious cause of death. Deputies did locate a propane space heater, a propane cooking stove, and burned coals inside the vehicle.

Autopsies have been scheduled to determine cause and manner of death.

- Kern County Sheriff's Department