Remains Found in a Stearns County Park May Be Mancy Matula Missing Since May in Eden Prairie, MN (Update: Eden Prairie Police Confirmed Remains Found are Mancy Matula)
Has Mancy Matula finally been found?
Authorities have notified the family of missing 24 year old Mancy Matula, who has been missing since May 2013 in Eden Prarie, Minnesota. that a hiker had discovered human remains in a Stearns County Park that could be the missing woman. The remains were found in a shallow grave at approximately 1 pm Saturday afternoon. Eden Prairie police said Saturday that the identity and gender of the remains have not been confirmed. Mandy Matula was last seen Thursday around 1:30 a.m. with her estranged boyfriend, 24 year old David Marshall Roe. Matula’s former boyfriend, David Roe, was wanted for questioning in her disappearance, shot himself in the head in a police parking lot prior to questioning.
Wayne Matula told KSTP-TV that police notified his family that a hiker had discovered remains in Mississippi River Park near Sartell Saturday afternoon that may be his daughter Mandy’s.
The park had been a focal point of the search for Mancy Matula after she went missing May 1. She was last seen that day leaving her Eden Prairie home with her ex-boyfriend, David Roe.
The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office reported the remains were found by a hiker in a shallow grave in Mississippi River Park.
The Eden Prairie (Minn.) Police Department reported it is “working closely with Stearns County officials and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension to determine if the finding is related to the Mandy Matula missing person investigation.” However, as of Saturday evening the gender and identity of the remains had not yet been determined.
Officials in Minnesota say that remains found in a shallow grave this weekend are those of a 24-year-old woman who had been missing since May.
Eden Prairie police confirmed Sunday that the remains found in a park along the Mississippi River north of Sartell are those of Mandy Matula. A hiker found the remains Saturday. Police said that autopsy results indicated that she died of a single gunshot wound to the head