Reality star Kristin Cavallari’s brother, Michael, has been found dead. Michael Cavallari had been reported missing for three days when his body was found. Kristin Cavallari alerted E! News of the unfortunate discovery.
“We want to thank everyone for their love, support and prayers during this very difficult time. We have just been informed by the authorities my brother’s body has been found. This is a very painful time and we are still processing it all. We kindly ask everyone please respect our privacy during our time of grieving.”
— Good Morning America (@GMA) December 10, 2015
According to the Grand County Sheriff’s Office, Michael’s body is being transported to the medical examiner in Utah to determine the cause of his death. When the search crews found Cavallari’s brother it was around the Salt Wash area, right around exit 175 on I-70. It’s said that the area in Grand County was “steep” and “very rocky.”
A source from the Utah Medical Examiner spoke of the discovery.
“I can confirm that a body was found and transported to the medical examiner’s office in Salt Lake City.” When fans heard about Michael’s passing, they immediately took to Twitter and Instagram to send their wishes to Kristin in the time of her grief.
My heart is in a million pieces. Mikey, I could always count on you to make me laugh. You had… https://t.co/uk43draP1y
— Kristin Cavallari (@KristinCav) December 10, 2015
I’m so very sorry Kristin, very somber and heartbreaking news @KristinCav
— Nicole Hiles (@coleyhiles1) December 10, 2015
— SCOTT MEREDITH (@smmere2000) December 10, 2015
@KristinCav Our deepest condolences to you and your family during this time. Such an unimaginable loss.
— imtiredthatisall (@imisspoundsigns) December 10, 2015
@KristinCav I’m so sorry, my heart is broken for u. I wish I knew what to say at such a devastating time but know that I’m thinking of u x
— Amanda Parsons (@ajdunn85) December 10, 2015
Kristin Cavallari initially was very hopeful despite sources telling E! that Michael had been in trouble recently. She posted her first statement about her late brother’s disappearance on her official Instagram.
I appreciate all the concern, thoughts, and prayers that have been extended to me and my family. We remain hopeful and I will share any news that we receive. I have such gratitude for all those that have shared their support.
A photo posted by Kristin Cavallari (@kristincavallari) on
A source told E! that Michael and Kristin had a typical brother/sister relationship with each other.
“She’s always been protective of him and tried to help him however she could.”
When it was reported that Mr. Cavallari was missing, a source told E! that he had been in trouble for a while.
“Sadly, Kristin’s brother has been getting into trouble for a long time. There’s always been a lot of drama around him.”
As of right now we don’t know what this trouble entailed, and it doesn’t look like this information is going to be leaked out, seeing as this is such a sensitive manner, currently.
— Geoff Liesik (@GeoffLiesik) December 6, 2015
It’s said that he had been living in Chicago for a number of years, but that didn’t work out, and was sent back to California. Interesting enough, Cavallari was arrested a few days before he was reported missing. Although Kristin seemed to be keeping a positive perspective on her brother in the days of his disappearance, it didn’t look good, as his 2014 Honda Civic had been found abandoned.
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