Former child star Matthew Mindler, who starred in “Our Idiot Brother,” has been found dead after being missing since Thursday. He was 19.
Mindler was enrolled in Millersville University in Pennsylvania, which reported him missing on Thursday after he didn’t return to his room Tuesday evening. University president Daniel A. Wubah announced Saturday that Mindler had been found dead. Mindler’s body was discovered in a wooded area near campus, according to university spokesperson Janet Kacskos.
“This is a time of grief for the family, our campus and the community,” Wubah wrote in a letter on Twitter. “I ask that the campus community come together to support each other, and our students, during this difficult time.”
There was no cause of death given, but the university said Mindler’s body was transported to the Lancaster County Forensic Center “for further investigation.”
Mindler, from Hellertown, Pennsylvania, was a first-year student at the university. He was last seen walking from his dorm Tuesday evening. University police filed a missing adult report Thursday after he didn’t attend any of his classes for the rest of the week. More than 40 search and rescue team members were dispatched to find him, according to Kacskos.
Before attending the university, Mindler appeared in multiple TV shows and movies as a child actor, including “As the World Turns,” “Late Show With David Letterman” and “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver.”
In 2011, Mindler portrayed the role of River alongside Paul Rudd in the comedy “Our Idiot Brother.” His most recent role was in 2016, according to IMDb, when he played the role of Peter in TV’s “Chad: An American Boy.”