Police Urge No Water Searches for Missing Eden Prairie Woman

Updated: 05/31/2013 10:23 PM KSTP.com By: Leslie Dyste

Eden Prairie police are urging volunteers not to conduct their own water searches for 24-year-old Mandy Matula, who has been missing for about a month.

According to the Eden Prairie Police Department, recent activity on the 'Minnesota United' and 'Finding Mandy Matula' Facebook pages falsely indicates the police department is endorsing volunteer-led water searches over the weekend.

Police are asking anyone who is soliciting volunteers, to cancel the activity due to the dangers involved in a river search.

Water levels are high and the current is fast making the river very dangerous at this time. 'A small mistake in these conditions can quickly turn into a water emergency that could result in injury or death,' according to police.
Matula was last seen May 1 arguing with ex-boyfriend David Roe as they left her Eden Prairie home.

Matula's family reported her missing when she didn't show up for work. Roe fatally shot himself in the head in the Eden Prairie police parking lot.
The Associated Press Contributed to this Report.