So sad. Police have found the body of Kristin Cavallari’s brother, Michael, three days after he was reported missing. Read the former reality star’s emotional statement on the tragedy here.
Our hearts are breaking for Kristin Cavallari and her family. The 28-year-old’s brother, Michael Cavallari, 30, was tragically found dead nearly two weeks after his car was found abandoned on the side of a highway in Utah. Kristin informed fans about the devastating news herself, and you can read her statement here.
“We want to thank everyone for their love, support and prayers during this very difficult time,” The Hills star said in a statement. “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.”
Meanwhile, the Grand County Sheriff’s office sent out this press release on Dec. 10: “At approximately 10:30 am search crews located remains believed to be that of Michael Cavallari. At this time, the body is being transported to the Office of the Utah Medical Examiner for positive identification and to determine the cause of death. The search crews were searching the Salt Wash area, near exit 175 on I-70 in Grand County. The terrain where the body was located is a steep and very rocky area.”
Michael was reported missing on Dec. 5, but his car was found abandoned on the side of the road of I-70 in Utah on Nov. 27. It has also been revealed that the 30-year-old was arrested just five days before this discovery. Kristin took to Instagram on Dec. 7 to update fans on the situation, sharing an adorable photo from when the pair were younger. “I appreciate all the concern, thoughts and prayers that have been extended to me and my family,” she wrote. “We remain hopeful and I will share any news that we receive. I have such gratitude for those that have shared their support.”
Sadly, the news today was the worst possible outcome for Kristin and her family. It’s especially sad timing for the blonde beauty: She just gave birth to her third child with Jay Cutler, a baby girl named Saylor James, on Nov. 23. What should be a joyous time for the happy family has turned into a tragic holiday season.
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