New Mom Kristin Cavallari's Brother Michael Found Dead Following Disappearance

kristin cavallariA tragic end to the case of Kristin Cavallari's missing older brother: Michael Cavallari was found dead today in Utah, almost two weeks after he was reported missing. The 30-year-old's Honda Civic was discovered abandoned on November 30, about 100 miles north of the gas station convenience store where he was last seen captured on surveillance video.

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Cause of death has yet to be determined, but there's no question the days and weeks leading up to Michael's disappearance were particularly troubled. He was arrested on November 23 when an unidentified Orange County woman called the Sheriff's Department to report that he was standing outside her apartment with a shotgun following an argument. He made bail after a short period of time. 

We likely won't know for quite some time (if ever) what exactly happened in between Michael's brief stay in jail and his ultimate demise (his body was found in the "steep" and "rocky" terrain of the Salt Wash area in Grand County), but we do know that Kristin Cavallari is heartbroken. Losing a sibling is devastating under any circumstances, but the timing has got to be particularly challenging for Kristin, who coincidentally gave birth to daughter Saylor (her third child with husband Jay Cutler of the Chicago Bears) on the day Michael disappeared. The former Hills star's most recent Instagram post is sure to bring tears to your eyes:

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So sad. This should be a happy time for Kristin, and instead it's turned into what she'll probably always remember as one of the darkest periods of her life. Michael was far too young to die, and the circumstances only make the whole thing worse. Our condolences go out to the Cavallari family during this difficult time.

 

Image via kristincavallari/Instagram

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