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Mandy Matula Missing: Search under way for Minn. woman after ex-boyfriend shoots himself outside police station

Mandy Matula AP Photo/Eden Prairie Police via The Star Tribune

Mandy Matula, 24, of Eden Prairie, Minn., was reported missing on May 2, 2013.
CBS Minnesota
(CBS/AP) EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Authorities are searching for Mandy Marie Matula, a 24-year-old Eden Prairie, Minn. woman who was reported missing Thursday morning.

Matula's former boyfriend, David Roe, who was wanted for questioning in the disappearance, shot himself in the head in a police parking lot prior to questioning Thursday afternoon.

According to CBS Minnesota, officials say the 24-year-old Roe is alive but unresponsive.

Eden Prairie Police Lt. Bill Wyffels says Matula was reported missing Thursday morning after she didn't show up for work. Police believe she was with Roe in Miller Park around 1:30 a.m. Thursday.

Volunteers and police officers have searched the park but reportedly turned up nothing.

Police say Roe placed a note on his dashboard prior to shooting himself. Authorities have not released what was written on the note.

Matula's father told CBS Minnesota that Roe and Matula broke up six months ago after a year-and-a-half of dating, but still saw each other frequently.

Matula's father reportedly added that Roe seemed like a nice guy.

Anyone with information that could lead to the whereabouts of Matula is asked to call Eden Prairie Police at (952) 949-6200.

  • Stephanie Slifer

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