Strong Turnout for Mandy Matula's Fundraiser

Updated: 06/04/2013 7:15 AM KSTP.com By: Joe Mazan



Hundreds of people turned out to support the family of an Eden Prairie woman who has been missing for more than a month.

Mandy Matula's family and friends say they're not giving up hope. Despite many searches across central Minnesota, there are still no signs of the missing 24-year-old Eden Prairie woman.

Monday night they held a benefit at Brunswick Zone XL in Eden Prairie, where Mandy used to work. They had live music and a silent auction with a goal of raising $50,000.

Steven Matula says he's touched by how the community has rallied around his sister and his family. 

Mandy Matula disappeared May 1 after an argument with her former boyfriend David Roe.

Roe committed suicide before police could speak with him.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.