Andrew Koenig may be dead, according to Vancouver Police. The Vancouver Police Department released a press release today saying a body was found in Stanley Park today, and it is believed to be that of missing actor Andrew Koenig. The full VPD press release: "Vancouver Police are investigating the discovery of a body found in Stanley Park around noon today. The body is believed to be that of Andrew Koenig. More details will be confirmed at a press conference being held at 5:00 today, in which the Koenig family will be present, and the information will be posted on our website at vpd.ca under Media Releases at that time. The press conference will be held at the Vancouver Police Mounted Squad stables in Stanley Park. The entrance is the first left after the Rose Garden on Pipeline Drive." Koenig was last seen by friends on the 14th of February, and his disappearance has received a lot of media attention. The former child star's parents have been very vocal since Koenig went missing, asking anyone with information about their son to come forward. Source
Actor Andrew Koenig
, missing since February 14, was found dead in Vancouver, British Colombia, Thursday,
a source close to the family told CNN.
The body of the former "Growing Pains" star was found in a park, according to the source, who spoke to Koenig's father after Koenig was informed of the discovery.
The source asked not to be named because of the sensitivity of the matter.
Koenig, 41, was reported missing by his parents after he missed a flight to Los Angeles from Vancouver last week.
Vancouver police confirmed a body was found in Stanley Park around noon Thursday, but they would say only that it was "believed to be that of Andrew Koenig."
A police news conference was set for 5 p.m. PT (8 p.m. ET)Source
I'm so, so sad you guys. I've been so devastated for his family as I've been following this story. I think we should do something for Walter and his wife and daughter. Send them letters or cards, maybe. Just something to let them know we're thinking of them. Donating to an organization in Andrew's name has also been suggested to me. What do you think?EDIT 9:43 PM PST
From Walter Koenig's website
DO NOT contact Walter or his family at this time using their private emails unless it is an emergency.
The family is truly touched by the outpouring of support and love, and it means a great deal to them.
They greatly appreciate your thoughts, prayers, and support:
it is bolstering their spirits in this difficult time.
It then goes on to say that if you would like to write them a personal note, to do so at the website's forum, which can be found HERE
. You do not need to register to leave a note.
I think it would be a good idea to leave a note there instead of bombard the poor family with tons of snail mail.
It seems a lot of you really want to do a group donation to an organization in Andrews name. I knew there was a reason I loved all you lovely, caring, generous GQMFs. <3
So, I definitely think we should get this ball rolling on this idea. I, personally, don't have a clue as to how to organize something like this and get it started. If anyone who possibly has a bit more experience with organizing stuff like this would like to take the reigns, you are more than welcome and I'm willing to help assist you in the organization process. I just don't want to screw things up if I go it alone, ya know? :/ If you're interested in organizing the donation, and would like my help, let me know.