Mandy Matula case closed; investigation documents released


The investigation into the disappearance of Mandy Matula – the 24-year-old Eden Prairie woman who disappeared in May of 2013, her body found five months later – is closed.

The Star Tribune acquired "hundreds of pages" of documents from the Eden Prairie Police Department, and details much of the evidence in a lengthy piece. Included are quotes and details from police reports and phone records.

The paper also provides audio clips, including an interviews with the prime suspect – Matula's ex-boyfriend David Roe, who killed himself outside the police station after being called there for an interview. There is also a map of Matula's neighborhood noting certain events.

According to FOX 9, the documents show Roe continued to say he and Matula got into a fight at Miller Park prior to her disappearance, and that she decided to walk home after getting upset. In addition, the medical examiner listed alcohol as a "contributing factor" in his suicide.

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Matula's disappearance, discovery

Matula was last seen alive on May 1, 2013, leaving her Eden Prairie home.

Roe, her former boyfriend, shot and killed himself the next day while in his car at the police department parking lot.

She became the subject of multiple volunteer searches in the western Twin Cities and central Minnesota, as searchers combed through areas for days on end.

Matula’s remains were found in a park near Sartell in Stearns County in October; tests showed she died of a gunshot wound to the head.

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