Missing Hiker Sally Menke Found Dead Near Griffith Park

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Missing Hiker Sally Menke Found Dead Near Griffith Park

Post by Jim Hatt » Sat Dec 11, 2010 7:34 am

Missing Hiker Sally Menke Found Dead Near Griffith Park


Sally Menke, known for her work as Quentin Tarantino's film editor, has been found dead near Griffith Park, reports LA Now.

Menke, in her fifties, was the missing hiker for whom the LAPD searched diligently yesterday evening after friends reported her missing.

Her body was found at the bottom of a ravine early this morning in Beachwood Canyon.

Full story at:

http://laist.com/2010/09/28/missing_hik ... nd_dea.php

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Re: Missing Hiker Sally Menke Found Dead Near Griffith Park

Post by hikin_jim » Sun Dec 12, 2010 6:06 pm

Yeah, quite a shock when that happened last September.

The temps were up past 100, which is pretty high for Southern California. From what I've read, it was heat stroke. She wasn't feeling well and decided to split up with the person she was hiking with but never made it back to her car. Perhaps the lesson learned is that if your hiking partner is feeling so poorly that they need to turn back, maybe they shouldn't be left alone. I hate to second guess the person who she was hiking with; I wasn't there. So, no judgment intended, but on the other hand something to think about if it ever comes up.

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