Why Are Women’s Bodies Being Found On The West Broadway Island?

by Travis Mateer

Over the weekend a woman was found dead on the West Broadway Island near the Poverello Center. Here’s the information that has been reported so far:

Missoula Police confirm that a 60-year-old woman was found dead on West Broadway Island in Missoula on Saturday morning.

Police tell us the call came in around 10:55 a.m. A passerby reported seeing a person lying face down in a side stream on the island. Police are not sure how long the body has been there.

Police say the death is suspicious, but there is no reason to believe there’s a danger to the community. They say they are unsure if a crime has been committed.

In 2019 a 58 year old woman, Linda Bolin, was found dead in water in the same area. From the link:

A 58-year-old Missoula woman drowned after falling into the Clark Fork River on Sunday, authorities said Friday.

Linda Bolin was found downriver from where she fell into the water, possibly from a wheelchair, said Missoula County Undersheriff Rich Maricelli.

In a text on Thursday, Missoula Police Department spokesman Travis Welsh said she was reported to have fallen near the 1100 block of West Broadway. Maricelli said she had been behind Imagine Nation Brewing drinking with friends.

Is there more to these stories of two dead women? I don’t know, but I would think a caring community like Missoula would be more concerned about these suspicious deaths.

About Travis Mateer

I'm an artist and citizen journalist living and writing in Montana. You can contact me here: willskink at yahoo dot com
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2 Responses to Why Are Women’s Bodies Being Found On The West Broadway Island?

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  2. Angela says:

    Facetious Facts

    I grapple with this feeling everyday
    How do they let a killer dance away?
    No charges for assault
    He died, it’s no one’s fault
    Oh yes- his neck compressed
    What may we say?

    True, his body’s black and blue
    What do you want us to do?
    Your brother was just drunk
    The trash bag holds his junk
    Oh well-I think he fell
    His sternum’s busted too

    There’s nothing we could do
    We tried to look for you
    Sorry for your loss?
    -No, that inflates the cost
    Expendable, he was-
    That’s how Missoula County does

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