Matthew Mindler‘s untimely death was counted as suicide.
On August 30, two days after the former child actor’s remains were recovered near his Pennsylvania college campus, the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office told NBC News that he had died of suicide. The exact cause of Mindler’s death was pending toxicological results, officials said.
Mindler was first reported missing by his family on August 25, after failing to attend class the previous evening or returning to his Millersville University dorm room after being discovered on security footage the night before. At around 8:00 p.m. on August 24, the 19-year-old student was seen leaving his apartment building with a backpack, black pants, and a Millersville University sweatshirt.
President of Millersville University Daniel A. Wuba confirmed the news of Miller’s death in a letter addressed to staff and students and shared on social media.
Wubah said Miller was found dead in Manor Township, Pennsylvania, about five miles from campus.