Authorities Identify Victim of Bozeman Explosion

By Beacon Staff

BOZEMAN – The woman who died in last Thursday’s downtown explosion has been identified as 36-year-old Tara Bowman of Bozeman.

Bowman was employed at Montana Trails Gallery, which was one of several buildings demolished in the blast. The Gallatin County sheriff’s department said Monday that Bowman was at work at the time of the explosion.

Bowman had been missing since the explosion.

Emergency workers recovered her body Sunday afternoon.

The cause of the explosion remains under investigation.

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