Police Release Search Maps in Missing Woman Case, Ask for Public’s Help
EDEN PRAIRIE – The Eden Prairie Police Department says they have narrowed down the search for the missing 24-year-old woman Mandy Matula.
They say they’re concentrating on Stearns, Sherburne, Benton, Wright and Carver counties now. They’ve also release interactive maps of areas were Matula could be located, which is mostly along the Mississippi River.
Residents within these areas are being asked to search their own property and neighborhood, including nearby wooded areas.
A timeline of suspect Dave Roe’s activity indicates his cell phone showing him moving toward St. Cloud at 4:05 a.m. on Thursday, May 2nd, but it looks like he didn’t stop in St. Cloud. Between 5:50 and 5:52 a.m. there were lots of cell phone pings in the Sartell area on Highway 1. The furthest ping is near Rice. By 6:50 a.m. that same morning his cell phone indicates he was heading back toward Albertville.
Suspect Dave Roe shot himself in the Eden Prairie police department parking lot later that morning. He died last Friday. Roe was studying law enforcement at St. Cloud State University.
Eden Prairie police say Matula’s DNA was in a blood sample from a jacket found in the SUV of her ex-boyfriend.
Police released more information Tuesday about test results in their investigation into last week’s disappearance.
According to police, DNA analysis revealed the presence of Matula’s DNA in a blood sample from a jacket found in David Roe’s vehicle.
Police also say tests confirm an unfired bullet found by searchers near Miller Park last weekend was in the chamber of Roe’s handgun at some point.
Matula was last seen late Wednesday.