Body in Clark Fork River in Montana Could be Missing Anaconda Woman, 41 Year Old Tammy Salle … Last Seen December 23, 2012
41 year old Tammy Salle was last seen on December 23, 2012 and was reported missing three days later on December 26. Police in western Montana have located a decomposed body found in the Clark Fork River south of Deer Lodge, MT that has tattoos matching those of a missing Anaconda woman. However, the body has yet to be positively ID’d as Tammy Salle. The body found Saturday is being sent to the state crime lab in Missoula. After Tammy Salle was reported missing on December 26, a sheriff’s deputy found an abandoned 2008 Grand Prix on December 28, which she reportedly had been driving, on a frontage road near the Racetrack interchange, south of Deer Lodge near Interstate 90. The vehicle was owned by her boyfriend John Goldberg. Before police could question him, on December 29, authorities found Goldberg dead in his 2010 GMC pickup truck parked at a truck stop west of Missoula, apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He left a suicide note, but contained no reference of Tammy Salle’s whereabouts.
Missing Tammy Salle – Anaconda Police
A woman’s decomposed body found Saturday in the Clark Fork River south of Deer Lodge has tattoos that match those of Tammy Salle, who has been missing since late December, Anaconda Chief of Police Tim Barkell said.
The chief said a fisherman reported seeing a body hung up in a shallow area in the middle of the river, along Interstate 90, about 10 miles south of Deer Lodge, near Galen.
The call came in at 2:42 p.m. Saturday, he said.
The chief said authorities could not confirm that the body is that of Tammy Salle. The remains will be sent to the state crime lab in Missoula for that to be determined.
However, though the body had decomposed, Barkell said tattoos could be identified, and that they matched those of Salle.
Barkell said investigators suspect the body, which is intact, was dumped upstream and snagged on the shallow area.