Found Deceased PA - Matthew Mindler, 19, MU student, did not return to his room, Millersville, 24 Aug 2021

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  1. GuyfromCanada

    GuyfromCanada Well-Known Member

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    MILLERSVILLE, Pa. (WHTM) — Millersville University Police are searching for a 20-year-old first-year student who reportedly went missing on Tuesday night.

    Police say Matthew Mindler of Hellertown, Pa., was reported missing late Wednesday night after he didn’t come back to his room or return calls from his family. He was last seen walking from his residence hall, West Villages, toward the Centennial Dr. parking lot area around 8 p.m. on Tuesday.

    They say he was wearing a white Millersville University hooded sweatshirt with black stripes on the sleeve, a black backpack, jeans and white sneakers. Mindler was in classes Monday and Tuesday but did not show up Wednesday or Thursday.

    Police are in contact with Mindler’s family and working with campus staff. Police filed their report with the National Crime Information Center less than 24 hours after the initial report. Local police departments are also notified.

    MU Police ask anyone with information to contact them at (717) 871-4357. Information can also be reported confidentially to the Millersville LiveSafe Safety app.

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  2. oviedo

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    I dread this time of year with the missing college students - hope he’s ok
     
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    Matt was last seen walking from his residence hall, West Villages toward the Centennial Dr. parking lot area at 8:11 p.m. Tuesday night.

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  4. GuyfromCanada

    GuyfromCanada Well-Known Member

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    Where was Matthew going to, I wonder? A nearby store? Was there a party that night?
     
  5. oviedo

    oviedo Well-Known Member

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    Hope there are cameras
     
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    In reviewing a google map of the campus, there are 2 parking lots relatively close to his residence hall, West Villages. I wonder if Matt had a car - there's no mention from LE or his mother, but I suspect they would say his car is missing.

    In respect to the overall campus layout, the residence halls and parking lots are on the edge, boundary of the campus, so it appears that he wasn't heading in that direction to reach another part of the campus.

    Since it indicates he had his backpack, leads me to believe he was going to study or maybe planned on staying at a friend's or fellow student's room for the night. Most students wouldn't take their backpack to a party unless it contained "beverages" for the evening.
     

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  7. MyJoey

    MyJoey Verified Family ~ Joseph “Joey” Ressler III

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    It’s been super hot and humid here to have that hoodie on. Nice looking young man, I hope he’s found soon.
     
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    Connestoga River is nearby. First place I would look along with the Millersville Biological Preserve.

    Seems to be an annual ritual. Young men going missing from college starts about this time each year.
     
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    Indeed. Stinking hot.

    Looks like he has a backpack or is that a design on the hoodie arms?

    May this young man be safe.
     
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    Filly KICKING AND SHINING

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    Sorry for double post.

    Hellertown isn't that far from Millersville. Like two hours? Could Matt not liked the dorm life and got a friend to pick him up?

    It's tough enough JMO for some of these young people to transition to College life when life was "normal". Today?
     
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    I wonder what's on the other side of the parking lot? Are there any student apartments or off campus houses? MOO
     
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    As a 20 year old and a first year student he most likely wasn't starting college right after high school. Was he a transfer student or took a gap year before starting college? MOO
     
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    Wish we had more information. Was he having any mental health issues? Wonder why he stopped acting?
     
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    Mother said he’s 19, not 20. I’m totally puzzled why he was wearing a hoodie. I was out walking at the time he went missing and it’s been super humid and hot. Leaving at 8:10 at night with a back pack makes me think he took off, hoping that’s the case.
     
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    I'm wondering if he just took off. How long had he been at that University?
     
  18. MyJoey

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    He just started, went 2 days.
     
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    He sure can change his looks.
     

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    Awww...maybe he just had enough?
     

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