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Officials link body found in Clark Fork to missing Anaconda woman

By Will Wadley, KECI Weekend Anchor, wwadley@keci.com
Published On: Mar 02 2013 10:53:17 PM MST
Updated On: Mar 03 2013 06:10:29 PM MST
Tammy Salle

Anaconda Police

MISSOULA, Montana. -

Law enforcement officials believe a body fished out of the Clark Fork River Saturday afternoon is that of missing Anaconda woman Tammy Salle.

According to Anaconda Police Chief Tim Barkell, officials said tattoos on the decomposed body match the ones Salle had.

A fisherman reportedly discovered the body in the river near Galen, about 10 miles south of Deer Lodge.

Salle's been missing from her home in Anaconda since December 23rd. Her boyfriend, 38-year-old John Goldberg, committed suicide a week later. He was the main suspect in her disappearance.

NBC Montana told you how police officers sifted through more than 50 tons of waste at the landfill after receiving a tip her body may have been dumped there.

Officials say they'll send the body to the Montana State Crime Lab on Monday for official confirmation that it is Salle.