Pictures of Horrific Scene Where Disney Star Michael Mantenuto Committed Suicide Revealed
Michael Mantenuto was found dead on April 24 after committing suicide, and the horrific pictures and details have just been revealed.
The actor, who is best known for his role in Miracle, shot himself in his car in Des Moines, Washington earlier this year.
Photos from the scene of his death show the Glock 23 that was used, as well as a bag of spare bullets and a spiral notebook, which supposedly contained his suicide note.
According to the police report, the father of two was last seen alive by a hiker who parked his car close to the 35-year-old’s at around 12:45 p.m. on the day of his death.
Just minutes later, a witness heard a popping sound and found Michael dead in the driver's seat of his car.
Police, who arrived around 1:30 p.m., pronounced him dead at the scene and removed his body, initially listing him as a “John Doe” because he had no I.D.
Newly released pictures show the gun Michael used to kill himself, the bloodied seat in which he pulled the trigger and a single bullet hole in the sun roof.
You can see the horrific pictures, obtained by the Daily Mail, here. (WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT AHEAD)
As well as a mountain bike, a spiral notebook was also found at the scene which contained a three-lined note, but the details have been kept private.
At the time of his death, Michael was a Special Forces soldier stationed in Washington.
He decided to join the army in 2010 after a very short-lived acting career, which also included a role in Matthew McConaughey’s film, Surfer, Dude.
“He told us the other movies were not good and not to watch them actually, so he was very funny and that I respect,” said his colleague Matthew Martell.
“But as far as Miracle goes, he was very humbled [by its success].”
Michael was deployed to Iraq and Syria in 2016, but was reassigned to the K-9 Unit at Joint-Base Lewis-McChord.
Matthew also opened up about Michael’s depression, revealing his “demons” came before his acting career.
He is survived by his mother, father, three sisters, wife Kati, daughter Ava, and son Leo, according to Deadline.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.