More than 850 Plan to Attend Matula Funeral

Posted at: 11/03/2013 9:08 PM | Updated at: 11/03/2013 9:09 PM

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - A funeral for Mandy Matula is scheduled for next weekend, and so far more than 850 people say they plan to attend.

The 24-year-old Matula went missing in May, and her remains were found Oct. 26 in a shallow grave in Stearns County.

Police believe she was shot in the head by her ex-boyfriend, David Marshall Roe. He shot and killed himself after agreeing to meet police for questioning.

Matula's funeral will be at 3 p.m. Nov. 10 at Grace Church in Eden Prairie.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports (http://bit.ly/1e7uA3x ) that so far, more than 850 people have confirmed on a Facebook memorial page that they will attend.

Matula's story grabbed public attention as family members, friends and community members joined in search efforts over the last six months.

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Information from: St. Paul Pioneer Press, http://www.twincities.com

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