MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eden Prairie Police have confirmed that human remains found in a central Minnesota park are those of Mandy Matula, who had been missing since May.
A police statement says the department plans to release further details Sunday night.
Earlier Sunday, Matula's brother, Steven, told WCCO Radio his family was already certain the remains were those of his 24-year-old sister. He noted that a sports sweater and a class ring with a ruby-colored stone that police found with the remains matched hers.
The remains were found by a hiker in a shallow grave in a park along the Mississippi River north of Sartell on Saturday.
The Eden Prairie woman was last seen leaving her home May 1 with her ex-boyfriend, David Roe, who killed himself the next day.