Search Underway for 24 Year Old Mandy Matula Missing Since 5/2/13 in Eden Prairie, MN … Ex-Boyfriend David Roe Shoots Himself in Head Outside Police Station (Update: Roe Dies From Self-Inflicted Gun Shot)
24 year old Mandy Matula has been missing since Thursday, May 2, 2013 in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Mandy Matula was last seen Thursday around 1:30 a.m. with her estranged boyfriend, 24-year-old David Marshall Roe. The two were reported to have been driving in Roe’s black Ford Escape with Minnesota license number 802-KNA. Her parents reported her missing at 8:30 a.m. Thursday when she failed to show up for her job as a city maintenance worker. Matula’s former boyfriend, David Roe, who was wanted for questioning in her disappearance, shot himself in the head in a police parking lot prior to questioning Thursday afternoon.
Eden Prairie Police Lt. Bill Wyffels says Matula was reported missing Thursday morning after she didn’t show up for work. Police believe she was with Roe in Miller Park around 1:30 a.m. Thursday.
Volunteers and police officers have searched the park but reportedly turned up nothing.
Police say Roe placed a note on his dashboard prior to shooting himself. Authorities have not released what was written on the note.
Matula’s father told CBS Minnesota that Roe and Matula broke up six months ago after a year-and-a-half of dating, but still saw each other frequently.
This is obviously never a good sign in a missing persons case when the person of interest and the last person to be with the missing person tries to commit suicide before being questions by police.
UPDATE II: Search continues for Missing Mandy Matula.
As police and volunteers continue to search for 24-year-old Mandy Matula, she has been missing since Wednesday night, we’re learning more about the man police are calling a person of interest in the case.
UPDATE III: Ex-boyfriend David Roe is dead from self-inflicted gunshot would to his head. This is not good news for the case of missing Mandy Matula. The whereabouts of missing Mandy Matula may have just died along with her ex-boyfriend Davis Roe.
A man who shot himself in the head before police could question him about the disappearance of a Minnesota woman died today, the county medical examiner said.
A woman who answered the phone at the Hennepin County Medical Examiner confirmed David Roe’s death to ABC News. Authorities have said they believe Roe, 24, of Victoria, Minn., was with Mandy Matula, of Eden Prairie, Minn., before she was reported missing Thursday morning, according to a news release.
In the hours between when the couple was last seen and Roe drove to the police station, evidence indicates Roe did “a lot of travel in and around Eden Prairie,” including places in Carver and Stearns counties, Reynolds said.
Cartridge consistent with gun
One potential clue: an unspent cartridge found Saturday in the Victory Lutheran Church parking lot in Eden Prairie that is “consistent with what he had with him,” Reynolds said. The cartridge was the same type of round, caliber and brand as the ammunition for the gun Roe bought on April 27 in Carver County, the chief said.
Reynolds wouldn’t say where Roe bought the gun, but said the purchase was legal. Forensic tests have yet to link the cartridge to Roe and its recovery “hasn’t led” anywhere in the search for Mandy Matula, Reynolds said.
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If anyone has any information that could lead to the whereabouts of Mandy Matula, please call Eden Prairie Police at (952) 949-6200.