September 28th, 2010
11:34 AM ET

Tarantino editor found dead in Los Angeles

Sally Menke, the editor of Quentin Tarantino's films, was found dead along a Los Angeles, California, hiking trail early Tuesday, according to the Los Angeles County coroner spokeswoman.

Police discovered Menke's body in Griffith Park after a late night search using bloodhounds and a helicopter, a police spokeswoman said.

Menke, 57, was apparently hiking with her dog on the hottest day ever recorded in Los Angeles since the National Weather Service starting keep records 133 years ago. Thermometers recorded a high of 113 degrees in downtown Los Angeles Monday afternoon, the weather service said.

Heat may not have been the only factor in Menke's death, said coroner spokesman Lt. Cheryl MacWillie. An autopsy will determine if she had a pre-existing condition that led to her death, MacWillie said.

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  1. Mutthead

    What happened to the dog?

    September 28, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Lisa baby

    What was she thinking this reminds me of a while back when a blind man went hiking and got lost oddly enough! what are people thinking.

    September 28, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Floria sigmundi

    That's terrible, my car thermometer yesterday said it was 117 in Burbank

    Checkout this video

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUJ4bL6O3uw&w=640&h=360]

    September 28, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  4. mgd m

    I loved her in the truth abut cats and dogs. she was so pretty

    September 28, 2010 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  5. ron frey

    She will be sorely missed I had to tell my son today he was bummed, Rip Sally you will live forever in the work you did here.
    We love those films at this household and we send regards to her family and friends...

    September 28, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  6. mac

    probably heatstroke.

    September 28, 2010 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |