'Our Idiot Brother' actor Matthew Mindler found dead near college campus


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Mindler, a 19-year-old Millersville University freshman, was found Saturday in Manor Township in Lancaster County, about 90 miles from Philadelphia. The county forensic center will conduct further investigation into his death, university president Daniel A. Wubah said in a statement.

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

University police and local law enforcement had been searching for Mindler since Thursday after he was reported missing. The school said he was last seen leaving his dorm room at West Villages and walking toward a parking lot area just after 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Video footage from inside the residence hall showed Mindler was wearing a school sweatshirt, black jeans, sneakers and a bookbag when he disappeared. Mindler attended classes on Monday and Tuesday but did not return to campus, the school said.

A cause of death was not immediately released.

Mindler of Hellertown, Pennsylvania, starred in the 2011 film "Our Idiot Brother" with Paul Rudd, Zooey Deschanel and Elizabeth Banks. His other acting credits include "Chad: An American Boy," "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" and "As the World Turns."

Minyvonne Burke is a breaking news reporter for NBC News.

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MILLERSVILLE, Pa. — A Millersville University student missing since Tuesday has been found dead, according to a post on the school's Facebook page.

Matthew Mindler, 19, of Hellertown, PA, was reported missing to university police on Wednesday evening when he didn't return to his room and return calls from his family.

His body was found Saturday morning during a search in Manor Township near the university campus.

Dear Campus Community, It is with a grieving heart that I let you know of the death of 19-year-old Matthew Mindler...

Mindler was a former child actor known for his role in the film "Our Idiot Brother" in 2011, according to Fox News.

He also starred in "As the World Turns," and "Frequency" in 2013. He hasn't acted since 2016.

The university freshman was last seen walking from his residence hall, West Villages, towards the Centennial Drive parking lot area around 8 p.m. on Tuesday night.

He was last seen wearing a white Millersville University hoodie with black stripes on the arm, a black backpack, jeans and white sneakers.

His body was taken to the Lancaster County Forensic Center by the coroner for further investigation. 

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Matthew Mindler Dies: Former Child Star Who Went Missing Found Dead At 19

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The university confirmed his death with an announcement to the student body. “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. Matthew was found deceased this morning, Saturday, August 28, in Manor Township near campus.”

The official did not disclose the cause of death or whether foul play is suspected.

Mindler costarred with Paul Rudd in 2011’s My Idiot Brother, and had just began his freshman year. He was reported missing on Wednesday Aug. 25, according to a press release from the Millersville University Police Department.

His family alerted authorities that he had left his dorm room and did not return to his room or class the following day.

Mindler’s last acting role was the 2016 TV movie, Chad: An American Boy. Millersville University reported that Mindler went missing Tuesday evening. “He was last seen walking from his residence hall, West Villages toward the Centennial Dr. parking lot area at 8:11 p.m. Tuesday night. He was wearing a white Millersville University hooded sweatshirt with black stripes on the arm, a black backpack, jeans and white sneakers. Matt attended classes Monday and Tuesday, but did not attend yesterday or this morning,” the campus police noted.

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Former child actor Matthew Mindler was found dead near his college after being reported missing earlier this week. He was 19.

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