A 38-year-old man has died on Kilauea volcano in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park after apparently committing suicide.

The body of Leo Adonis, who was born Gregory Michael Ure, was found on the caldera floor about 250 feet below Crater Rim Trail, the Hawaii Tribune Herald reported.

His father told the newspaper that his son lived in Petaluma, California, but had previously lived in Pahoa. 

The heartbroken father said that his son ‘really loved Hawaii’ and that he had left a suicide note inside of his backpack.  

Leo Adonis (above), 38, has died on Kilauea volcano in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park after apparently committing suicide

Leo Adonis (above), 38, has died on Kilauea volcano in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park after apparently committing suicide

Leo Adonis (above), 38, has died on Kilauea volcano in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park after apparently committing suicide

His body was found on the caldera floor about 250 feet below Crater Rim Trail. His heartbroken father said that his son 'really loved Hawaii' and that he had left a suicide note inside of his backpack (file above near the Kilauea volcano area) 

His body was found on the caldera floor about 250 feet below Crater Rim Trail. His heartbroken father said that his son 'really loved Hawaii' and that he had left a suicide note inside of his backpack (file above near the Kilauea volcano area) 

His body was found on the caldera floor about 250 feet below Crater Rim Trail. His heartbroken father said that his son ‘really loved Hawaii’ and that he had left a suicide note inside of his backpack (file above near the Kilauea volcano area) 

Two hikers found a backpack on the trail Saturday and alerted officials. Rangers began looking for the owner Saturday night, but the search was suspended because of dangerous conditions. 

His was found Sunday morning by rangers searching by helicopter.

Park spokeswoman Jessica Ferracane said it is believed the man died from a fall, but an investigation is ongoing.

A man named Steve left a comment on the Herald’s report claiming that the 39-year-old was his nephew and that his death is difficult for him to process. 

Two hikers found a backpack on the trail Saturday and alerted officials. Rangers began looking for the owner Saturday night, but the search was suspended because of dangerous conditions near the volcano area (file above)

Two hikers found a backpack on the trail Saturday and alerted officials. Rangers began looking for the owner Saturday night, but the search was suspended because of dangerous conditions near the volcano area (file above)

Two hikers found a backpack on the trail Saturday and alerted officials. Rangers began looking for the owner Saturday night, but the search was suspended because of dangerous conditions near the volcano area (file above)

‘Leo was my nephew. It is difficult for me to process the idea that he felt there was no other way to escape his mental anguish than to take his own life,’ the comment reads. 

‘I loved him dearly and will miss him terribly. He was a kind and gentle man who never raised a hand to anyone in anger. May god bless his eternal soul.

‘All my love to you Leo, I hope you’ve found the peace you so painfully searched for.’ 

The area is open to visitors, but officials encourage hikers to stay on marked trails. 

The site does not have an active lava flow, though Kilauea is erupting. 

Since 1990, four people have died from falls around the crater rim. 

Park spokeswoman Jessica Ferracane said it is believed the man died from a fall, but an investigation is ongoing (file above)

Park spokeswoman Jessica Ferracane said it is believed the man died from a fall, but an investigation is ongoing (file above)

Park spokeswoman Jessica Ferracane said it is believed the man died from a fall, but an investigation is ongoing (file above)

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