Authorities: Gunshot likely killed Minnesota woman

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities in Minnesota say a young woman whose remains were found likely died from a single gunshot wound to the head.

Eden Prairie police and the Ramsey County medical examiner’s office say that’s what an autopsy is showing.

Earlier Sunday, police confirmed that remains found in a park along the Mississippi River north of Sartell in central Minnesota are those of 24-year-old Mandy Matula. A hiker found the remains Saturday in a shallow grave.

Matula of Eden Prairie was last seen leaving her home May 1 with ex-boyfriend David Roe, who killed himself the next day.

Matula’s brother, Steven, told WCCO Radio on Sunday that the family was already certain the remains were his sister’s. He said a sports sweater and a class ring found with the remains matched hers.

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