Kristin Cavallari: Missing Brother Michael Cavallari Found Dead in Utah

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Kristin Cavallari confirmed on Thursday that her missing brother, Michael Cavallari, was found dead in Utah.

"We have just been informed by the authorities my brother's body has been found," the former star of The Hills said in a statement to several media outlets, including the Los Angeles Times. "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."

A few hours later, Kristin Cavallari shared a photo of herself with Michael when the two were small children.

"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 ?" she captioned it.

Michael Cavallari, 30, was reported missing just days after Kristin Cavallari and husband Jay Cutler welcomed their baby girl into the world. He was arrested in Orange County on November 23 on "suspicion of making criminal threats against a woman who knew him," according to the Associated Press. Orange County sheriff's records show he was bailed out of jail early on November 25.

It was Thursday morning Cavallari's body was discovered in a "steep and very rocky area" about 200 miles south of Salt Lake City, Utah.

Kristin Cavallari is no doubt experiencing a wide range of emotions right now. She has felt the joy of giving birth to a new baby girl, but also the devastating heartache of the loss of her brother.

Prayers are no doubt being said by many for Kristin Cavallari and her family.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.