Breaking: Child Actor Found Dead… Family in Disbelief

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Breaking: Child Actor Found Dead... Family in Disbelief

A former child actor has been found dead in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and his family is devastated. Police have determined that Matthew Mindler’s death was a suicide.

On the morning of Saturday, August 28th, the body of the former child actor was found near the Millersville University campus, where he was currently attending his first year of college.

Mindler was known for his roles in “As the World Turns” and “Our Idiot Brother.”

Breaking: Child Actor Found Dead... Family in Disbelief

The former child actor’s mother, Monica Mindler, has spoken out about her son’s suicide, revealing that he had been suffering from “crippling anxiety.”

Monica had been planning to pick her son up from school on Friday, August 27th, to bring him home to relax.

She attempted to text him about the plans, but could not get ahold of her son, as his phone had been turned off.

“We appreciate the support, concern and outpouring of prayers from Millersville University, the students and the community,” Monica told TMZ. “My heart is crushed and my mind cannot yet fathom this reality.”

Millersville University President Daniel A. Wubah alerted his students to Mindler’s death in a post on Facebook, writing:

“Dear Campus Community,

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. Our thoughts of comfort and peace are with his friends and family during this difficult time.

A search had been underway for Matthew since Thursday, after he was reported missing. Millersville University Police and law enforcement agencies from the area had been searching for him since that time. 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.

This is a time of grief for the family, our campus and the community. I ask that the campus community come together to support each other, and our students, during this difficult time.

Students in need of support are encouraged to contact the Millersville Counseling Center (717) 871-7821, chaplains within Campus Ministries, Health Services (717) 871-5250 and the Center for Health Education and Promotion (717) 871-4141. Employees impacted should contact the State Employee Assistance Program at 1-800-692-7459.”

Former Child Actor Found Dead