Police find missing Anaconda woman's car; boyfriend wanted for questioning

2012-12-28T12:39:00Z 2014-08-25T09:23:12Z Police find missing Anaconda woman's car; boyfriend wanted for questioningBy JOHN GRANT EMEIGH Montana Standard The Billings Gazette
December 28, 2012 12:39 pm  • 

BUTTE — The car that a missing Anaconda woman was reportedly driving was found abandoned near Racetrack on Friday morning, but the woman’s whereabouts remain unknown.

Anaconda police are still trying to locate Tammy Salle, 41, who has been missing since Sunday.

Authorities also are trying to find Salle’s boyfriend, John Goldberg, so they can question him further, said Anaconda Police Chief Tim Barkell.

The woman’s disappearance appears suspicious, Barkell said.

About 6:35 a.m., a Powell County sheriff’s deputy found the 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix that Salle was reportedly last seen driving parked along the frontage road near the Racetrack overpass.

One of the tires on the car was “shredded” as if it had had a blowout, Barkell said. The vehicle, which is owned by Goldberg, was returned to Anaconda.

Salle’s adult daughter reported her mother missing to police Wednesday.

Police questioned Goldberg that same day at 506 Hickory St., where he lived with the missing woman. Goldberg, 38, told police that the two had an argument Sunday evening and that she left in his Grand Prix, Barkell said.

Police asked Goldberg to come to the police station later that afternoon for further questioning, but he didn’t show up, Barkell said.

Police also contacted Goldberg on his cellphone that day and asked him to come to the station, but he never did. Barkell said Goldberg eventually stopped answering his cellphone.

Investigators are trying to locate Goldberg and his 2010 GMC pickup truck.

In the meantime, police are seeking search warrants for the Grand Prix and the couple’s home on Hickory Street.

Salle is described as white, 5 feet, 5 inches tall, 140 to 150 pounds with green eyes and brown hair.

People with information are asked to contact Anaconda police at 406-563-5241.

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