There is more evidence connecting ex-boyfriend David Roe, who has since committed suicide, to the disappearance and possible death of missing Mandy Matula. DNA testing confirmed Mandy Matula’s blood was on a jacket found in the car of her ex-boyfriend, David Roe. Mandy Matula has been missing since May 2, 2013 in Prairie, MN. David Roe had been considered a person of interest in her disappearance; however, shot himself in the head and later died in a parking lot just prior to his questioning.
The investigation into the disappearance of 24-year-old Mandy Matula of Eden Prairie, Minn., has yielded new evidence, further tying her ex-boyfriend, who has since died, to the case.
Police said DNA testing confirmed Matula’s blood was on a jacket found in the car of her ex-boyfriend, David Roe. Authorities said they believe Roe, 24, of Victoria, Minn., was with Matula before she was reported missing.
In addition, ballistics testing on an unfired bullet found near an Eden Prairie church Saturday came from the same gun Roe used to shoot himself in the head, according to a news release. The ammunition was found near the Victory Lutheran Church May 4. by community volunteers helping with the investigation.
Also, police confirmed that an unfired bullet discovered Saturday near an Eden Prairie church was from the same gun that her boyfriend, David Roe, used to shoot himself.
Military Releases the Names of 3 Marines Killed in the Murder/Suicide Shooting at Marine Corps Base Quantico … Gunman Sgt. Eusebio Lopez, Two Victims: Lance Cpl. Sara Castromata & Cpl. Jacob Wooley
The Military has released the names of the three US Marines killed in the murder-suicide shooting at the Marine Corps base in Quantico, VA.
The gunman, who later committed suicide, was identified as 25 year old Sgt. Eusebio Lopez of Pacifica, CA. His two victims were identified as 19 year-old Lance Corporal Sara Castromata of Oakley, CA and 23 year old Corporal Jacob Wooley of Guntown, MS. A motive remains under investigation; however, some are speculating that there may have been a love -triangle.
Sgt. Eusebio Lopez was reported as being a tactics instructor at the school and his military specialization was as a machine-gunner, the base said. He joined the Marine Corps in May 2006. Lance Corporal Sara Castromata, who joined the Marines in 2011 and was promoted to her current rank in February 2013 and was serving as a warehouse clerk. Castromata, who joined the Marines in 2011 and was promoted to her current rank in February, was serving as a warehouse clerk.
How tragic, all three individuals were young Marines serving their country, and highly decorated, and with their futures ahead of them … all came to an end.
From WPTV, The Marine Corps detailed the careers of the victims and the gunman:
– Lance Cpl. Sara Castromata, 19, of Oakley, California, served as a warehouse clerk. She joined the Marines in 2011 and was promoted to her current rank in February. Her awards include the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal.
– Cpl. Jacob Wooley, 23, of Guntown, Mississippi, was a field radio operator. He joined the Marines in 2010 and was promoted in July. Wooley’s awards include the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and Sea Service Deployment Ribbon.
– Sgt. Eusebio Lopez, 25, of Pacifica, California, was a tactics instructor at the base’s Officer Candidates School and specialized as a machine-gunner. He joined the Marines in 2006 and received at least 10 awards, including the Combat Action Ribbon and the Humanitarian Service Medal. He had deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Three people who died were identified as US Marine are dead in Quantico, VA. The shootings, murder-suicide, took place late on Thursday night at approximately 10:30 pm near the Officer Candidate School at the Marine Corps Base. An active duty Marine shot dead two other Marines, before the suspect took his own life. According to FOX News, a male Marine killed a male and female colleague in a shooting at a base in northern Virginia before killing himself. One Marine was found dead at a barracks. A second victim was later found dead, along with the body of the suspected gunman, who died of self-inflicted gunshot wound.
An active-duty Marine shot dead two fellow service members at a base at Quantico, Virginia, then barricaded himself in a building and killed himself, prompting a brief lockdown of the base, the Marines said on Friday.
The shootings took place late on Thursday near the Officer Candidate School at the Marine Corps Base in Quantico, and all three people who died were identified as Marines, Marines spokesman Sergeant Christopher Zahn said.
Zahn, who is based at Quantico, could give no details as to a motive for the shootings.
“The investigation is in the very early stages,” he said.
“An isolated shooting incident has occurred at Officer Candidate School, Quantico,” the base separately said on its Facebook page. “The suspect has been barricaded by law enforcement personnel.”
UPDATE I: ABC News quoted a military official as saying the suspect had been identified as a staff member at the cadet school, as was one of the victims. ABC also said that the second person killed was a female Marine found dead in the barracks, but gave no further details.
UPDATE II: As per the WAPO, Three Marines die in shootings at Quantico …. suspect never barricaded himself prior to suicide.
The shooter gunned down a male Marine before seizing a female Marine and killing her, then himself, officials said.
The shootings happened in the Taylor Hall barracks at the school located on the Marine Corps base in Quantico, Va., at about 11 p.m., said the base commander, Col. David W. Maxwell.
He told reporters that all three of the Marines were staffers at the school and that all officer candidates there were safe and accounted for.
Maxwell denied earlier reports that the suspect barricaded himself inside the barracks in a standoff with authorities before committing suicide. He said there was no barricade situation.
Murder/Suicide: Gregory Rodriguez, Sportsman Channel Host of “A Rifleman’s Journal,” Killed by Gunman in Montana Who Then Killed Himself
Gregory Rodriguez, the host of the Sportsman Channel show “A Rifleman’s Journal” was shot and killed by 41 year old Wayne Bengston in Montana after he had been found by the presumed “jealous” husband visiting his wife on a business trip. It is reported that Bengston then beat his wife, took his 2 year old son to a relative’s house and drove to his home in West Glacier, where he apparently committed suicide and killed himself. According to reports, Bengston’s wife told police that Rodriguez was in town on business and visiting her at her mother’s house in Whitefish when her husband showed up Thursday night at approximately 10:30pm. According to Fox News, Rodriguez and the woman, who works for a firearms manufacturer in the Flathead Valley, met at a trade show and struck up a casual relationship that police do not believe was romantic.
Gregory Rodriguez, Rest in Peace
Gregory Rodriguez not only hosted his own hunting show, he was also an editor of Shooting Times and wrote for Guns & Ammo magazine. Rodriguez was also the CEO of Global Adventure Outfitters, a hunting supply store. Greg Rodriguez leaves behind his wife Lisa and his two children, Chloe and Cole.
A Montana man shot and killed Gregory Rodriguez, the host of the Sportsman Channel show “A Rifleman’s Journal,” when the shooter found the TV personality visiting his wife, police said Friday.
Wayne Bengston, 41, then beat his wife, took his 2-year-old son to a relative’s house and drove to his home about 25 miles away in West Glacier, where he apparently killed himself, Whitefish police said.
The victim, Rodriguez, was 43, from Sugar Land, Texas. Bengston’s wife told police that Rodriguez was in town on business and visiting her at her mother’s house in Whitefish when her husband showed up Thursday night.
It wasn’t clear how Rodriguez and the woman were acquainted.
UPDATE I: How pathetic that the LEFT would use the death of Gregory Rodriguez as a way to use National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre’s claim against him that, “the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun” doesn’t always hold up. Really? This just shows that there is no way to stop all crazed killers. At least I would want a fighting chance vs. cowering in the corner waiting to be killed.