DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. — A missing Las Vegas woman has been found dead off a remote road in Death Valley National Park in California and appears to have died from heat exposure.

The San Bernardino County coroner said Wednesday that helicopters searching near Ft. Irwin found 40-year-old Linda Pi-Wei Hung. She had walked away from the car and was found in the open desert.

The National Park Service says she may have started walking in 113-degree heat when her car got stuck.

Hung had been driving from Las Vegas to Ft. Irwin. She had last been seen Saturday and was reported missing when she didn’t show up at her destination.

The coroner says an autopsy has not yet been performed, but heat exposure appears to be the cause.

A German citizen was found dead from heat exposure in the park on June 9.

VIAThe Associated Press
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