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Missing Person Investigation: Search for Matula Continues
Police Ask Outdoor Enthusiasts to be Mindful of Case
Posted Date: 9/16/2013

Mandy Rae MatulaPublic Information Officers:

Katie Bengtson
612-743-0291

Joyce Lorenz
612-220-6612


Eden Prairie, Minn. – The Eden Prairie Police Department continues to search for 24-year-old Mandy Marie Matula, who was last seen with David Marshall Roe on the evening of May 1 in Eden Prairie. Roe, the primary person of interest in the case, took his own life prior to Police questioning.

Over the past four months, Eden Prairie Police have worked closely with several local, state and federal agencies to investigate the circumstances of Matula’s disappearance. Multiple searches have been conducted by land, air and water in targeted areas surrounding Eden Prairie and northward along the Mississippi River toward Stearns County.

Evidence in the case has indicated a span along the Mississippi River, from the Sartell Dam northward toward the Mississippi River County Park, as a strong area of interest. Law enforcement searches of this area have utilized K-9 resources, underwater sonar detection and remote operating vehicles with deep water cameras.

As the Mississippi River and the wooded river banks in Stearns and Benton counties remain strong areas of interest, Eden Prairie Police are reminding the public – especially the many outdoor enthusiasts headed to these areas during the fall hunting season – to be mindful of this continuing investigation.

Anyone with information that may lead to Matula’s whereabouts is asked to immediately call the Eden Prairie Police Department at 952-949-6200.

No further information about the investigation is available at this time. Future updates will be posted at edenprairie.org/missingperson.