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Former child star Matthew Mindler’s death has been ruled a suicide after he was found dead near his college campus in Pennsylvania.

While the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office has ruled that the 19-year-old died by suicide, his cause of death has yet to be determined pending toxicology results, TMZ reports.

Mindler was found dead on the morning of August 28, just three days after he was reported as missing earlier this week after he disappeared from the campus of Millersville University, where he was a student.

He had last been seen leaving his dorm room building at around 8 pm on Tuesday, August 24, and did not turn up to his classes the following day.

The actor’s family filed a missing adult report on Wednesday after they claimed that he did not return to his room or return phone calls from his family.

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Millersville University president Daniel A Wubah later announced in a statement that Mindler had died.

“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,” he said.

“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,” he continued.

“I ask that the campus community come together to support each other, and our students, during this difficult time.”

Mindler had famously co-starred with Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks and Zooey Deschanel in 2011’s My Idiot Brother and also starred in the soap opera As the World Turn.

More recently, he starred as a character named Peter in the 2016 TV movie, Chad: An American Boy.

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