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He warned the searchers that if they saw something to take a picture, not touch it and mark its location.
On Monday morning, searchers looked for Matula in the Anderson Lakes area of Eden Prairie after a weekend of searches. The area is just southwest of where Interstate 494 and Highway 169 converge.
Among the volunteers was Mark Waters of Eden Prairie, who took off work for a couple of days because, he said, “some things just tug at your heartstrings.”
Waters’ 18-year-old son was acquainted with Matula. “I just told everybody at work, ‘this is my community, this is my family,’ ” he said.
Waters said it’s hard to even know what you’re looking for. “It’s the proverbial needle in the haystack and here’s my bale of hay,” Waters said. “There are no real answers. No direction except they were together and he shot himself.
Roe was a star football player at Eden Prairie High School and went on to briefly play football at the University of St. Thomas. Matula, who also graduated from Eden Prairie High School, played softball for the University of Minnesota-Duluth.
Weekend searches for two other missing women, Kira Trevino of St. Paul and Danielle Jelinek of Oakdale, didn’t turn up any new information
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