Former child star Matthew Mindler, 19, found dead after reported missing
Last Modified: Aug 29, 2021
Child actor Matthew Mindler has been found dead at the age of 19. His body was found three days after he was reported missing.
Millersville University, where he was a freshman, revealed the tragic news to the student body on Saturday.
The statement read, “It is with a grieving heart that I let you know of the death of 19-year-old Matthew Mindler from Hellertown, Pennsylvania, a first-year student at Millersville University. A search had been underway for Matthew since Thursday after he was reported missing. Matthew was found deceased this morning, Saturday, August 28, in Manor Township near campus. Matthew was transported to the Lancaster County Forensic Center by the coroner for further investigation.”
The officials are yet to disclose the cause of death My Idiot Brother star and if foul play is suspected.
A missing adult person report was filed after Mindler’s family accounted he “did not return to his room or return phone calls from his family” on Wednesday.
Matthew Mindler was last seen leaving his dorm room on August 24, around 8 p.m. on Tuesday, and had failed to attend classes the next morning.
In the 2011 film My Idiot Brother, he co-starred with Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, and Zooey Deschanel. He had appeared in the TV series As the World Turns in 2009, TV show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver in 2015, and TV movie Chad: An American Boy in 2016.