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.