Former child star Matthew Mindler died by suicide, coroner rules

Actor and student Matthew Mindler was found dead days after he was reported missing.

Former child star Matthew Mindler’s death has been ruled a suicide.

The Lancaster County Coroner’s Office made the “manner of death” ruling Monday, though the exact cause of Mindler’s death is still pending the toxicology screen, TMZ reports.

Mindler, 19, was found dead on Aug. 28, just three days after the college freshman was reported missing. His college, Millersville University, announced the news to the student body Saturday.

“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,” the announcement read.

“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.”

Mindler’s family said he “did not return to his room or return phone calls from his family” Wednesday and he was consequently reported missing. His last sighting was when he left his dorm room building in the evening on Tuesday, Aug. 24. Wednesday morning, he did not show up for his classes.

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SOURCE: Page Six – Alex Heigl

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