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Griffith Park hiker who went missing in extreme heat is found dead; dog survives

The body of a 56-year-old woman who went hiking with her dog amid the extreme heat Monday was discovered early Tuesday morning by searchers in Beachwood Canyon. Her dog was found alive, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The woman had gone hiking in the morning, and her friends alerted police after she failed to come home.

Search dogs, an LAPD helicopter and officers from patrol units spent hours in Griffith Park searching for the woman.

Her locked car was found in a parking lot at the park.

No cause of death was immediately reported, and it's unclear whether the heat was a factor.

-- Robert J. Lopez

 
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