Matthew Mindler has died at the age 20.
The child actor – who appeared in As the World Turns, Frequency and Chad: An American Boy – went missing during week and now his death has been confirmed by the college he attended, TMZ report.
“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 outlet add that the official did not disclose the cause of death or whether foul play is suspected.
Matthew was reported missing on Wednesday after he did not return to his dorm room on Tuesday.
Law enforcement added that he went to classes Monday and Tuesday but hadn’t returned on Wednesday.
Police told the American outlet that Matthew was last seen walking away from his dorm at 8:11 PM Tuesday, wearing a white Millersville University hoodie with black stripes on the arm, a black backpack, jeans and white sneakers.
Millersville University President Daniel A. Wubah issued a statement on Friday, via local paper, The Morning Call, when news broke that Matthew was missing.
He told: “Our police department is continuing efforts to locate Matt in conjunction with regional law enforcement agencies. They are following every lead and appreciate your attention to this effort.”
The young adult had an impressive career on screen and co-starred with Paul Rudd in 2011’s My Idiot Brother.
Following the news of Matthew’s death several people took to Twitter to pay tribute.
One penned: “I just looked it up. I feel bad for his family and loved ones.”
A second added: “So sorry to hear he has passed away. Rest In Peace.”
A third wrote: “so our missing and now passed student was a child actor. sad that they often seem to lead tragic lives, 19 is just far too young. rest in peace matthew mindler.”
Another student at the college confirmed that they had been notified, by writing: “Millersville sent an email to students. He has been found. He unfortunately is deceased. Prayers for his family.”