Mandy Matula and Roe were last seen about 1:30 a.m. Thursday at Miller Park in Eden Prairie, where searchers looked for her later in the day. The Hennepin County Water Patrol also initially said they were searching nearby Mitchell Lake but changed that location shortly after 8 p.m. to Round Lake in Eden Prairie, which is in another park near Valley View and Eden Prairie Roads, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
The missing woman’s father, Wayne Matula, confirmed Thursday night that his daughter was breaking up with Roe. Wayne Matula said that police investigators were at the family’s Eden Prairie home and had asked that the family not talk with reporters about the case.
For much of its history, Eden Prairie was a sleepy village, originally settled by Native Americans and then by farmers. The city's location along the northern side of the Minnesota River, combined with prairie and forests, created a bucolic stretch that made its founders think of idyllic Eden.