MANDY MATULA SEARCH: Police release maps for focused searches - KMSP-TV

MANDY MATULA SEARCH: Police release maps for focused searches

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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (KMSP) -

As they continue to investigate the disappearance of 24-year-old Mandy Matula, Eden Prairie police are also releasing maps to highlight areas of interest as the search continues.

Areas in Carver, Wright, Stearns, Sherburne and Benton counties are included on the new, targeted search maps. An interactive map can be found online, but it requires Google Earth software to be used. The maps are also available in PDF form below.


INTERACTIVE MAP: http://www.edenprairie.org/index.aspx?page=1185


Detectives ask residents within the focused search areas to search their property and neighborhoods, including wooded and open areas.

Police are also asking all Eden Prairie residents to continue search their properties, but they ask that the public avoid anything that could jeopardize safety.

Officers recommend volunteers searches during daylight hours only, and they urge people to avoid public roads and be respectful of private property.

Matula has been missing since the evening of May 1. David Roe, an ex-boyfriend described as a person of interest in the case, committed suicide before police could question him. Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to call 952-949-6200.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Volunteers have been organizing searches and sharing information on their finds on Facebook. More than 7,600 people have joined the effort.

Finding Mandy Matula on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/134220513438075/

A donation fund has also been set up for the Matula family at Wells Fargo. Checks can be made out to the Mandy Matula Fund at any branch, and donations can also be made online through PayPal.

DONATE: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=XWUAHAV635GFN

Matula's family also hopes volunteer searchers will continue to keep two other currently-missing Minnesota women in their minds as well as they search. A Facebook page focused on finding Matula, as well as Kira Trevino and Danielle Jelinek, has also been founded.

Minnesota United on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Minnesota-United/108376802700423?directed_target_id=0

Online resources:

- Carver County search map [PDF]: http://www.edenprairie.org/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=2510
- Wright, Stearns, Sherburne, Benton counties search map [PDF]: http://www.edenprairie.org/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=2511

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