On Thursday, police launched a search after 19-year-old Matthew Mendler went missing for two days.
Millersville University, where he was a freshman, wrote on Twitter that Mendler did not show up at his college dorm, or answer the phone when the family called Tuesday night.
He was present during the day while teaching at the school.
The school also posted several photos of Mendler and asked for advice on his whereabouts. Among other things, they posted a photo of him on his way out of the student house on Tuesday night, wearing a white sweater and black pants.
room or answer phone calls from his family. Matt was last seen walking from his West Village residence hall toward Dr. Centennial’s parking area at 8:11 p.m. Tuesday night. He was wearing a white hooded Millersville University shirt with black stripes on his arm pic.twitter.com/zwpH29MvVw
Millersville University August 26, 2021
Mendler starred in “Our Idiot Brother” against Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks and Zooey Deschanel in 2011. He also appeared in an episode of the TV series “As the World Turns” in 2009, as well as in the movie “Chad: An American Boy” in 2016.
On Saturday, the university issued an official statement stating that Mendler had been found dead.
“It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of 19-year-old Matthew Mindler of Hellertown, Pennsylvania, a first-year student at Millersville University. Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this difficult time,” wrote Head of School Daniel A. Whoopa.
Unknown cause of death
It also says that police have been searching for Mendler since Thursday, and that he was found dead Saturday morning near the school district. He is being examined by the Lancaster Center for Forensic Medicine to determine the cause of death, which is not yet known.
It is not known at this time what he will do after leaving the position.
“This is a time of grief for the family, our school, and our community. I pray that the community will stand together to support one another, and our students, during this difficult time,” writes Wubah.
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