Authorities in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania have ruled the death of one-time child actor Matthew Mindler a suicide.
Sources at the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office confirmed to: TMZ on Monday that Mindler’s official cause of death at age 19 will be determined by toxicology tests.
Mindler, who appeared in the Paul Rudd film Our Idiot Brother in 2011, was a student at Millersville, Pennsylvania’s Millersville University.
The latest: Authorities in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania have labeled the death of one-time child actor Matthew Mindler a suicide
University officials had confirmed Mindler’s death on Saturday, saying he was found dead in nearby Manor Township. He was last seen on Tuesday and reported missing the following day.
“It is with a heavy heart that I inform you of the passing of 19-year-old Matthew Mindler of Hellertown, Pennsylvania, a freshman at Millersville University,” the statement read. TMZ read.
“Matthew has been searched since Thursday after he was reported missing. Matthew was found dead this morning, Saturday, August 28, in Manor Township, near campus.’
Millersville University police said Mindler, a freshman, was last seen on campus Tuesday night after attending classes on Monday and Tuesday. He was reported missing the following night on Wednesday, after failing to return to his dormitory and skipping classes.
Millersville University police released a screenshot of security footage showing Mindler in a hallway at the West Villages residence on Tuesday night
Millersville University of Pennsylvania is a public university in Millersville, Pennsylvania
Police wrote in an Instagram post that Mindler was seen walking from the West Villages residence to the Centennial Driver parking lot around 8:11 p.m. Tuesday.
As seen in a screenshot from a security video, the student was wearing a white Millersville University hooded sweatshirt with black stripes on the arm, a black facemask, dark-colored jeans, and sneakers. He was carrying a black backpack.
The campus police filed a missing person report with the National Crime Information Center on Thursday.
Mindler’s IMDB page lists eight acting credits in movies and TV shows, including in the 2013 short Frequency, directed by his older brother, cinematographer Derek Mindler.
Mindler’s IMDB page features eight acting credits in movies and TV shows. He is pictured in 2011 at the Los Angeles premiere of Our Idiot Brother
Mindler is depicted in a scene with Emily Mortimer, who played his mother in Our Idiot Brother
His biggest role to date was in Our Idiot Brother, which follows the character of Rudd, an idealistic farmer who turns the lives of his three sisters, played by Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel and Emily Mortimer, upside down.
Mindler portrayed Mortimer’s son, River.
Midler hasn’t acted since 2016, when he appeared in the TV movie Chad: An American Boy.
Millersville University president Daniel Wubah sent a letter to students about Mindler’s disappearance WGAL.
“Matt’s health and safety are paramount and I know our thoughts are with him, his family and friends,” Wubah wrote in part. “Our police continue to work to locate Matt in conjunction with regional law enforcement agencies. They follow all directions and appreciate your attention to this effort.”
For confidential support in the UK, call Samaritans toll free on 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org.
For confidential support in the US, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.