A Montana woman who went missing last month was found dead in her car Sunday.

The body of Sally Smith was found inside her 2005 Toyota Corolla at a storage facility, the Great Falls Police Department said in a statement. The 52-year-old mother of four children was last seen driving to Malta, which was about a three-hour drive away from Great Falls, on Sept. 25.

Police said further details regarding Smith's death will be revealed based on the autopsy report.

Her husband, Troy Smith, said the family was devastated.

"The Smith family would like to thank the community of Great Falls, GFPD and all law enforcement who were assisting and all of the folks on social media who were determined to find Sally. Unfortunately, it's not the outcome no one wanted. Our hearts will forever cherish her," he said in a statement, ABC FOX Montana reported.

"Sally meant the world to us more than anyone will know. She was loved and adored by thousands, this we know. The overwhelming support and concern to all of the prayers is a testament of how beautiful of a person she was. She left her everlasting smile on this world and no one can take that away from us. Our hearts forever broken," he added.

Smith worked at the Meadow Lark Elementary School as a speech and language pathologist. She was also employed at the Scottish Rite Childhood Language Disorders Clinic and the Peak Health & Wellness Center as a spin class instructor, local daily Great Falls Tribune reported.

Jan Van Heel, a fifth-grade teacher at the Meadow Lark Elementary School, said Smith was a wonderful and warm person.

Several people, including her coworkers, took to social media to express condolences.

"Sally, you leave a legacy that spans a lifetime. You have touched and blessed thousands of lives and will continue to. Your contagious energy, strength, and courage lives on in your memory," one person wrote on Facebook.

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