Former child star committed suicide by taking product purchased on Amazon: mother

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(WJW) — Child actor Matthew Mindler committed suicide using a product purchased on Amazon, TMZ reports.

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TMZ reports Mindler’s cause of death was sodium nitrate toxicity. His death was ruled a suicide.

Mindler, who was a student at Millersville University in Pennsylvania, was found dead near campus in August. Mindler, a first-year student at Millersville, had been reported missing a few days prior after he didn’t come back to his room or return calls from his family.

Mindler’s mother, Monica, told TMZ that after investigating the search history on his computer, she believes he ordered the product on Amazon and that it was enough to kill four people. She hopes by sharing Mindler’s story, it may save others.

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Mindler, from Hellertown, Pennsylvania, starred in the film 2011 “Our Idiot Brother” with Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks and Zooey Deschanel. He was most recently seen in a television film, “Chad: An American Boy,” in 2016, Variety reported.

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Chuppa Doo

This was not Amazon’s fault FFS. I’m not going to get nasty here, but there were a lot more people in that kid’s life that were closer to his suicide than Amazon.


Well if he didn’t purchase it on Amazon I’m sure he would’ve found somewhere else to buy it. Not even sure why Amazon is in the discussion.


y'all missed the point of bringing up where he purchased the product. it's not ABOUT Amazon, it's bringing awareness that ANYONE can buy deadly chemicals on Amazon.


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