Mandy Matula search continues in St. Cloud - KMSP-TV

MANDY MATULA: Volunteers trek through St. Cloud

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ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KMSP) -

The search for Mandy Matula continued as volunteers took the pursuit to St. Cloud on Saturday.

"I'm always willing to help everyone out," Ian Deans, a dedicated searcher, said.

They've been tromping over hills, through heavy brush, and into shallow pools along the banks of the Mississippi.

"Emotions; I don't have anything at the moment, I just want to find Mandy. That's my main goal in the entire search is to find her," Mandy's brother Steven said, who has been at the forefront of search organization throughout the ordeal.

Once again, it was Mandy's younger brother leading the way and organizing this search south of the dam at St. Cloud's Riverside Park. From the park, the large group split in half, one on each side of the fast-moving river. Their destination: Clearwater, nearly 15 miles away.

"It's a good Saturday workout," Steven said.

"On the island, we're kind of looking for clothing. On the riverside banks, pretty much looking for a body," Steven said.

Wearing their bright green Minnesota United t-shirts, the group scoured every inch of the trek, and when someone spotted something suspicious out on a river island, Ian Deans jumped right in.

"I swam from the bank to the island and back," Ian said. "It wasn't as cold as I was expecting, but it was not warm at all."

Fortunately, Ian was okay.

"That took a lot of guts," Steven said. "I give him props for that."

Unfortunately, the lead turned out to be nothing more than a deflated inner tube.


Mandy Matula was last seen late on the night of May 1st getting into the vehicle of her estranged boyfriend David Roe.

Before investigators could question Roe, he shot and killed himself in the Eden Prairie police parking lot.

He left no clues as to Mandy's potential whereabouts, and the search has been underway for two weeks and counting.

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