Actor Andrew Koenig, who went missing after he was seen visiting
his friends in Vancouver on February 14, is now found dead in
Stanley Park. His Family and the Vancouver police have confirmed on
Thursday that the Growing Pains star was in depressed state that
led him to commit suicide.
Talking to the media at the news conference held on Thursday
evening, the actor's father Walter Koenig, who is known for his
role Pavel Chekov on the original Star Trek series, said, "My son
took his own life." He also spoke about his depression and said,
"He was obviously in a lot of pain."
Police spokeswoman Jana McGuinness, who was also present in the
news conference, said that the Vancouver police and three
search-and-rescue teams had held a search operation in 1,000 acres
Stanley Park and they found Koenig's body near a marsh in a heavily
wooded area. However, she confirmed that foul play was not
involved. The coroner was taking over the investigation.
However, Andrew Koenig, 41, had a recurring role on the 1980s
sitcom as Richard "Boner" Stabone, a pal of star Kirk Cameron's