Police Urge Awareness in Matula Case

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Sep 16, 2013 at 2:09 pm

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (KNSI) – The Eden Prairie Police Department says their search for 24-year-old Mandy Matula, who was last seen with David Roe on the evening of May 1 in Eden Prairie, has not ended.

The department issued a statement on the matter on their website Monday. 

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.

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