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BREAKING NEWS: Police Find Body Believed To Be Missing Growing Pains Star

Feb. 25 2010, Published 5:28 a.m. ET

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Vancouver police have found a body that they believe to be Andrew Koenig, the missing son of Star Trek star Walter Koenig.

As reported exclusively, Andrew gave his landlord 30 days notice in January  and left Los Angeles on Feb. 4.

He has not been seen since Feb. 14.

A press conference at the Vancouver Police Mounted Squad Stables is scheduled for 5 pm PST and the Koenig family will be present.

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The body was found in Stanley Park in Vancouver at approximately noon Thursday.

In an ominous sign, Koenig returned personal items to friend Lance Miccio and left them in a bag on Feb. 3. He also turned down jobs and disconnected his phone.

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Andrew had suffered from depression for most of his life. Just days ago, Miccio told “He suffers from depression. He’s up, he’s down. I’m worried about him, I’m concerned about him but I’m hoping for the best.”

Sadly, it looks like those hopes have been dashed.

Miccio reacted with shock and grief when informed that it appears his close friend’s body has been found. “Oh my God,” he said to and was so emotional he couldn’t say anything else.

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Andrew sold off his possessions before leaving Los Angeles on February 4 but discovered that he told one of his neighbors he was going on “vacation,” which was at odds with the way he was quickly changing his life.

“He started putting all his stuff out front trying to sell it. I actually got a cabinet from him because he said he was going to put it up on Craigslist for $175 but that if I wanted it I could just have it," the neighbor said.

“He told me he was going up to Vancouver and was excited to go on vacation. Looking back though, it’s weird that he got rid of everything he owned before going on a vacation.  He was a nice guy, always very friendly with me.”

And while he told the neighbor he was going on vacation, Andrew’s landlord told on Tuesday outside the Venice, California apartment where the one-time child star lived: "Andrew gave a 30 day notice in January and moved out on February 4. I don't think he had any intention of coming back.

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Walter and Judy Koenig held an emotional press conference on Wednesday, begging their son to contact them.

As his eyes filled with tears, veteran Star Trek actor, Walter Koenig, addressed the cameras, hoping to reach his son, "If you want to stay in Vancouver, that's OK, we are not going to stop you. We just want to know you are safe and you are OK."

Andrew's mom Judy, who was also visibly upset, said, "This is for Andrew. You are loved and you count and you matter."

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She added, "Don't worry there is help, you can get through this, you have so many gifts to offer this world - and so much yet to do in this world. Look how many people love you and care about you."

Andrew’s friend Miccio recalled that his pal didn’t do drugs and was clean living.


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