Missing woman wanted for husband’s murder found dead

PORTLAND, OR – An Oregon woman, previously wanted in connection with her husband’s murder last month, was found dead in Washington State on Tuesday. Analiesa Golde, 55, had been missing since January 26, shortly after her husband, 37-year-old Phillip E. Pierce, was discovered fatally shot, in their residence on Southeast Suncrest Drive.

Golde’s lifeless body was found near Long Beach, Washington, alongside the orange 2015 Toyota 4Runner she had been believed to be driving, according to officials. Initial assessments suggest Golde likely took her own life. The police have not indicated how long she may have been deceased before being found.

Officers had first arrived at the couple’s home in response to a wellness check request for Pierce. They were unable to gain access due to all the doors being locked. After forcibly entering the premises, they discovered Pierce’s body with a gunshot wound.

In the weeks following this grim discovery, authorities conducted an extensive search for Golde, describing her as potentially “armed and dangerous.” As time passed and leads ran dry, the search was extended to encompass Southwest Washington.

Stacy Pierce, Phillip’s mother, spoke to reporters days prior to Golde’s body being found. She had urged Golde to surrender to the police. The last time she had seen her daughter-in-law was in September 2023, and she recalled the noticeable shift in her demeanor.

“She had her yoga pants with a great big pistol stuffed in the side, and she was pacing the house…And Phil was kind of on edge, which made the whole household on edge. The dogs were upset. It was weird,” said Pierce.

Portland police are calling on anyone with additional information about Golde to come forward.