Kristin Cavallari’s brother found dead in Utah

Michael Cavallari

Kristin Cavallari’s brother Michael was reported missing three days ago after his car was found abandoned along a Utah highway. His vehicle appeared to have hit a large rock and was found with the engine running and the airbags deployed.

His cellphone and laptop were found still in the vehicle. Authorities began searching the area, but there was no sign of Micheal.

Sadly, everyone’s worst fears came true when his body was discovered Thursday morning. The Grand County Sheriff’s office issued the following statement:


At approximately 10:30 a.m. 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.


Kristin provided a statement to E! News, saying “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.”

She also shared a personal family photo with the heartfelt message:


My heart is in a million pieces. Mikey, I could always count on you to make me laugh. You had such a good heart and will be forever missed. I’m at a loss for words but I know u are in a better place and finally at peace. I love u so much RIP

Kristin and Michael Cavallari

Earlier this week, Kristin seemed hopeful her brother would be found safe and sound.

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.


No details have been given as to the cause of death.

According to a source, Michael “has been getting into trouble for a long time. There’s always been a lot of drama around him.”

News of her brother’s disappearance and subsequent death comes just two weeks after Kristin gave birth to daughter Saylor James.

Our thoughts are with Kristin and her family during this sad time.

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