Anaconda police call off landfill search for woman's body

2013-02-09T11:19:00Z 2013-03-15T08:34:04Z Anaconda police call off landfill search for woman's bodyThe Associated Press The Associated Press
February 09, 2013 11:19 am  • 

BUTTE — Law enforcement officials have called off the search in the Butte-Silver Bow County landfill for a missing Anaconda woman.

Anaconda Police Chief Tim Barkell said the search ended Friday after officials went through 400 tons of garbage trying to find the body of 41-year-old Tammy Salle.

Salle was last seen on Dec. 23, and her family reported her missing three days later.

The state crime lab has confirmed that Salle's blood was on a towel found in an Anaconda garbage can that was used by Salle's boyfriend, John Goldberg. Goldberg shot himself to death before police could question him. His body was found on Dec. 29.

A sanitation worker told police they picked up an unusually heavy trash receptacle on Dec. 24.

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