Sally Menke Found Dead on Hiking Trail

Sally Menke, long-time editor of Quentin Tarantino’s films, was found dead Tuesday morning in the Beachwood Canyon section of Hollywood Hills. Menke, 56, went hiking with her dog and a friend in the extreme heat on Monday.  When they got separated, her friend called police because Menke did not show up at the end of the trail. Search dogs, LAPD choppers, and police units spent hours looking for her.  Her body was found at the bottom of a ravine.  Her dog was nearby, still alive.  There is no evidence of foul play and an autopsy is expected on Wednesday to discover whether or not her death was only because of the extreme heat. Throughout her successful career, Menke edited movies such as Tarantino’s “Reservoir Dogs,” ” Pulp Fiction,” the “Kill Bill” series, and “Inglorious Basterds,” as well as “All the Pretty Horses” and the 1990 film, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” Our hearts go out to all of Menke’s family and friends.