This is absolutely heartbreaking! Kristin Cavallari’s brother’s cause of death has finally been announced and it’s completely horrifying as the 30-year-old literally froze to death out in the elements. Read the details of what happened here.
Our hearts are truly breaking for Kristin Cavallari, 28, and her family. Almost two months to the day that Michael Cavallari’s body was discovered in Salt Wash, Utah, the Grand County Sheriff’s Office has declared that hypothermia is what caused this awful tragedy. Find out more about what Michael went through here.
Michael’s untimely death was accidental, and was caused by hypothermia from exposure to cold temperatures, ruled the Utah State Medical Examiner’s Office on Feb. 9. So sad! While at first there was some speculation over whether he committed suicide, law enforcement officials stated after he was found that Michael did most likely die from prolonged exposure to the elements, according to E! News. In fact, December temperatures in the area can fall as low as into the teens at night.
“Michael Cavallari’s body was found three miles from where his car was wrecked in the high desert of Grand County, Utah,” officials stated at the time Michael’s body was discovered. “There were no signs of major trauma and no suicide note. Cops did not find any evidence of drugs or alcohol either.”
Grand County Sheriff, Steven White,described the spot where Michael’s body was found as a “steep and very rocky area.” His body was discovered on Thursday, December 10, at approximately 10:30 a.m. local time. The brother of the former reality star first raised concerns when his 2014 Honda Civic was found on Nov. 27 — the day after Thanksgiving — approximately 100 feet off the road in what now appears to look like a crash. His body wasn’t discovered until two weeks later.
Officials speculate that Michael crashed his car and went walking to find help. But while the autopsy report does close the case, some questions may never truly be answered. Steven revealed to ABC News on Feb. 9 that Michael’s family had been informed of the findings earlier in the week. Kristin has yet to respond, but we’re sure she will when she’s ready. After all, she did post an emotional and heartfelt tribute via Instagram to her beloved brother in the days that followed his death. As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, Kristin find immense strength through her family, and we hope she can continue to do so.
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Our thoughts remain with Michael’s family and friends during this very difficult time.