Updated:
Original:

Police find Mandy Matula's blood on jacket in ex-boyfriend's SUV

Author:

Eden Prairie police say Mandy Matula's blood was on a jacket found in David Roe's SUV.

Matula has been missing for nearly a week and was last seen with Roe, who shot himself last week just before a police interview and later died.

Police said Tuesday that tests of blood found on a jacket in Roe's vehicle matched Matula's DNA.

Authorities also said ballistics tests on a round of unfired ammunition found near an Eden Prairie church show it was once in the gun that Roe used to kill himself. KSTP says police took several calls reporting gunshots near Victory Lutheran Church.

Roe had purchased his gun the week before Matula disappeared.

KSTP also reports that police say they have no evidence indicating Matula is alive and they believe Roe acted alone.

The search for Matula continues on several fronts. Volunteers gathered again in Eden Prairie Tuesday. Based on the towers that were serving Roe's cell phone, police have also searched areas in Stearns and Carver counties. They've also searched in Maple Grove, where Roe stopped at a gas station at 4 a.m. last Thursday, about two hours after Roe and Matula were last seen at Miller Park in Eden Prairie.

Next Up

Joe Ryan

Joe Ryan continues his dominant September

The right-hander struck out 11 batters in a victory over the Cubs.

Mounds view 9 - crime scene

Man who allegedly shot at police dies after being struck by squad vehicle

The unidentified individual fired shots at police following an alleged domestic disturbance, police say.

Karl-Anthony Towns

Karl-Anthony Towns reacts to Gersson Rosas firing: 'WTF'

The Timberwolves star was just as surprised as everyone else

Mounds View shooting incident 1 - county sheriff - crop

Deputy uses squad car to ram armed assault suspect, sheriff's office says

The man had fired multiple shots at officers, striking two of their vehicles, authorities said.

Daniel Carlson

Ex-Viking Daniel Carlson has become one of the NFL's best kickers

Carlson has been automatic since joining the Raiders.

Dustin Sundin crop

'Vulnerable' adult missing after leaving with family member's dog, phone

Authorities found footprints in a creek bed, but haven't been able to locate the man.

Mounds view 7 - crime scene

Police 'use of force' incident reported in Mounds View

The Minnesota BCA is investigating, with more details expected soon.

vaccine, covid

The 8 Minnesota counties still below a 50% vaccination rate

Fewer than half of all vaccine-eligible individuals in these areas have received at least one shot.

Dave Simonett Trampled by Turtles

Trampled By Turtles singer responds to complaints about concert vax requirements

Some of TBT's recent appearances have required proof of vaccine/negative test.

BMTN - Target drive up bag booze

The 5 cent charge for carryout bags is coming back in Minneapolis

The ordinance was suspended at the start of the pandemic.

Related