Former child actor Matthew Mindler, best known for his role in the 2011 comedy Our Idiot Brother, has been found dead three days after he was reported missing from his college in Pennsylvania. He was 19.
According to the Millersville University police, Mindler, a freshman, was last seen on campus on Tuesday night after attending classes Monday and Tuesday. He was reported missing the following night on Wednesday, after failing to return to his dormitory room and skipping classes.
Police wrote in an Instagram post that Mindler was spotted walking from the West Villages residence hall toward the Centennial Driver parking lot at around 8.11pm on Tuesday.
His college, Millersville University, confirmed his death after releasing a statement on Saturday, August 28.
‘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,’ the statement obtained by TMZ read.
Matthew went missing on Wednesday, August 25. He was found dead on Saturday morning, August 28, in Manor Township near campus.’
The cause of death has yet to be released as of Saturday afternoon, and authorities did not say whether or not foul play was involved.
Mindler’s IMDB page lists eight acting credits in films and television shows, including in the 2013 short Frequency, which was directed by his older brother, cinematographer Derek Mindler. His biggest role was in Our Idiot Brother.